NRC: Big Ben Ready To Strike For the Eagles

  by Paul Cook - “I’m absolutely loving it – it’s fantastic!” beams NSW Country Eagles loose forward Ben Matwijow, when asked if he is enjoying his time in the inaugural NRC. A glowing appraisal indeed but perhaps an unsurprising validation given his experiences of the competition thus far. One of a host of emerging young talent vying for a shot at the big time, Matwijow took a punt when he opted to join the Eagles instead of the North Harbour Rays, the natural pathway from his feeder club Northern Suburbs in the Shute Shield. Surrounded by an abundance of current Super Rugby talent in the shape of Kane Douglas, Stephen Hoiles, Mitch Chapman and Tala Gray, alongside former Super Rugby and French Top 14 veteran Cameron Treloar, Matwijow faced a sizeable battle in order to eke out some game time. B
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