Terry Matterson - Playing


After playing at five-eighth for the Eastern Suburbs Roosters, Matterson moved to Brisbane to be part of the Broncos' inaugural 1988 team. Playing at lock and being the team's goal-kicker, Matterson scored 24 points in the Broncos' first ever match in the opening round of 1988 against the previous year's premiers, the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles. This would stand as the record for most individual points in a Broncos game for over fourteen years.

In 1989 Matterson represented New South Wales in the State of Origin, playing against many of his Broncos' teammates. He was also named player of the series for the 1989 Panasonic Cup tournament.

Matterson went on to play in the Broncos' inaugural grand final victory in 1992. In the weeks following the grand final he travelled with the Broncos to England, where he played at lock forward in the 1992 World Club Challenge against British champions Wigan, putting in a man-of-the-match performance to help Brisbane become the first NSWRL club to win the match in Britain. Matterson helped Brisbane to their second consecutive premiership in 1993.

Matterson joined the London Broncos in 1995. At the time he was the Brisbane club's top point-scorer, as well as record-holder of most points scored in a single match.

During the 2007 season at the Broncos' 20-year anniversary celebration, the club announced a list of the 20 best players to play for them to date which included Matterson.

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