Terry Matterson - Coaching


Terry Matterson has been coaching English Super League club Castleford Tigers since 2005.

Matterson expressed interest in taking over from Wayne Bennett as coach of the Brisbane Broncos at the end of the 2008 National Rugby League season.

Matterson stayed with Castleford after they were relegated in 2006. He guided the team straight back up to regain its place in Super League

Matterson has since signed a new 3 year deal to stay at Castleford.

Matterson guided Cas to 7th place in Super League 2009. The club's first play off finish since 2002. They faced Wigan at the DW Stadium and lost 18-12 with Joe Westerman scoring 8 points.

Pressure grew on Matterson during 2010 after the tigers lost to Barrow Raiders at home in the challenge cup. Several hundred supporters gathered at the back of the main stand and vented frustration at Matterson and the clubs board. Matterson and the team went on a rough patch but turned it around and only just missed out on a second play off appearance in two years by losing out to St. Helens in the final league game of the season.

Matterson will be hoping to improve Castleford further in 2011 which will be his last season with the club.

In 2011, Matterson was named as the assistant coach of the Exiles, a team made up of Australian and New Zealand players contracted to Super League clubs. The Exiles played against the England national rugby league team in June 2011 in the Rugby League International Origin Match, a fixture that is intended to become an annual contest in the future. Matterson will be assisting the Head coach of the RL Exiles, Brian McClennan.

Matterson announced on 4 July 2011 that it will be his last season at Castleford and he will leave the club at the end of that year. This will have taken him to 6 years at the Castleford club. Matterson will go back home to Australia to become assistant coach of the North Queensland Cowboys for 2012.

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