Full name Albert Samuel Mathewson
Born December 13, 1985, Hastings
Current age 30 years 255 days
Major teams Auckland, Blues, Force, Hawke's Bay, Hurricanes, Junior All Blacks, Wellington, New Zealand
Height 5 ft 8 in
Weight 205 lb
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|Test debut||New Zealand v Australia at Christchurch, Aug 7, 2010 match details|
|Last Test||Ireland v New Zealand at Lansdowne Road, Nov 20, 2010 match details|
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Mathewson made his All Blacks debut in their thrilling win over Irish province Munster in 2009, having battled with Piri Weepu for the No.9 jersey at both Wellington and the Hurricanes.
A compact player with a good eye for a break and the pace to back it up, he switched to the Blues for the 2010 Super 14 in order to push for Test honours. He was called up to the All Blacks' Tri-Nations squad as cover later in the year and subsequently won a place among the replacements, ironically as back-up to Weepu, for their second Bledisloe Cup meeting with the Wallabies. He made his entrance into the Test arena during the second half of the game in Christchurch, helping the All Blacks to eke out a 20-10 win.