Former Queensland Reds second rower Ben Matwijow in another big addition to the Road Safety Western Force locking stocks this season. The 26-year-old lock joined the Queensland Reds last season as injury cover after winning the ITM Cup with Canterbury and went on to earn 11 caps in his debut season including five appearances in the starting side. Matwijow is no stranger to the Western Force after linking up with the club in a training capacity in 2013 and running out in an exhibition match against the Brittish and Irish Lions. After another stint in New Zealand this time with Taranaki the 197cm big man will be keen to show what he can do and look to challenge the other locks for a place in the match day squad
Joins Queensland Reds as injury cover making his debut against the Waratahs. Earns 11 caps in debut Super Rugby season. Returns to New Zealand to play for Taranaki before signing with the Force in July.
Represents Canterbury in New Zeeland’s Mitre 10 Cup, playing key role in title winning side.
Plays nine games for the NSW Country Eagles in the Buildcorp NRC.
Plays for Norths before linking up with the Western Force in a training capacity in 2013 and running out in an exhibition match against the British and Irish Lions.
Plays Northern Suburbs Rugby Club in the Shute Shield and joins Melbourne Rebels training squad.