Gordon journeyman Matt McDougall eyeing finals footy in 2018

By Leesa Ronald Matt McDougall’s rugby career has seen him swap states, countries and even codes, but his paths have always somehow veered back to Gordon – a club that Matt thinks is ready for another long-awaited tilt at the title. It was never predetermined that Matt McDougall would be the proud 200 plus cap Highlander he is today. His Dad played for Easts but when 10 year old Matt decided it was time to pull on the boots, he ended up at Gordon feeder club Lindfield, “probably out of convenience for Mum and Dad." After an adolescence spent playing club and schoolboy rugby at St Ignatius' College, Riverview, Matt made a snap decision to try his hand at rugby league. “The HSC had just finished and a mate was trying out for the North Sydney Bears Jersey Flegg team,” explains Matt. “I had nothing else to do so I said I may as well try out with him, and I ended up making the team.” It was an eye-opening year for the 18-year-old who’d spent his school year
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