Matt Parcell

Matt Steven Parcell (born 30 October 1992) is an Australian professional rugby league footballer who plays as a hooker for Hull Kingston Rovers in the Betfred Super League.

Matt Parcell
Matt Parcell Leeds Rhinos.jpg
Personal information
Full nameMatt Steven Parcell[1]
Born (1992-10-30) 30 October 1992 (age 27)
Ipswich, Queensland, Australia
Height181 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Weight88 kg (13 st 12 lb)[2]
Playing information
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2015 Brisbane Broncos 6 0 0 0 0
2016 Manly Sea Eagles 15 2 0 0 8
2017–19 Leeds Rhinos 79 31 0 0 126
2019(loan) Hull Kingston Rovers 5 2 0 0 8
2020– Hull Kingston Rovers 2 0 0 0 0
Total 107 35 0 0 142
As of 15 October 2019
Source: [3][4][5]

He previously played for the Brisbane Broncos and Manly Warringah Sea Eagles in the NRL. Parcell has also played for the Leeds Rhinos in the Super League, and on loan from Leeds at Hull KR.


Parcell was born in Ipswich, Queensland, Australia. He is the grandson of former Australian international Gary Parcell.[6]

Parcell played his junior rugby league for the Fassifern Bombers, before being signed by the Ipswich Jets.[7] He also attended Mutdapilly State School, and went to Ipswich Grammar School in his high school years.

Playing careerEdit


In 2015, Parcell joined the Brisbane Broncos.[6] In the pre-season, he beat former Bronco Jake Granville's 2.5 kilometre cross country record twice in one hour and then set a new mark for the Broncos' 1.8 kilometre run, while he can also run 40 metres in under five seconds.[6] On 3 May, he played for the Queensland Residents against the New South Wales Residents.[8] In Round 12 of the 2015 NRL season, he made his NRL debut for the Broncos against the Canberra Raiders.[9] On 18 August, he signed a 3-year contract with the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles starting in 2016.[10]


Parcell's first competitive showing with the Sea Eagles was during the first day of the 2016 NRL Auckland Nines at Eden Park in New Zealand. He crossed for the winning try for Manly in their opening game against the Broncos, and later replicated the feat by scoring the winning try in their second game against the New Zealand Warriors.[11][12] In December, he signed a 3-year contract with Super League side Leeds Rhinos, after being released from the final two years of his Sea Eagles contract.[13]


He played in the 2017 Super League Grand Final victory over the Castleford Tigers at Old Trafford.[14][15][16]


On 26 June 2019, Parcell joined fellow Super League side Hull Kingston Rovers on a deal until the end of the season. Just 24 hours after signing for the Hull Kingston Rovers, Parcell scored the winning try on his debut against cross-city rivals Hull F.C., the Hull Kingston Rovers won the match 18-10.


On 15 October 2019, Hull Kingston Rovers turned the end of the season loan deal into a one year contract.



  1. ^ "Matt Steven Parcell". Companies House. Retrieved 5 December 2017.
  2. ^ "Parcell set to return to Jets | Ipswich Queensland Times". Retrieved 30 May 2015.
  3. ^ loverugbyleague
  4. ^ "Matt Parcell - Career Stats & Summary". Rugby League Project. Retrieved 14 March 2016.
  5. ^ "Matt Parcell: Hull KR sign Leeds Rhinos hooker on one-year contract". BBC Sport. Retrieved 15 October 2019.
  6. ^ a b c "Matt Purcell Has Emerged as a Serious Contender for the Broncos No.14 Jersey". Retrieved 30 May 2015.
  7. ^ "Young Jets on course to top | Ipswich Queensland Times". Retrieved 30 May 2015.
  8. ^ Published by John Dean (26 April 2015). "2015 QLD RESIDENTS TEAM NAMED". Rugby League Week. Archived from the original on 26 March 2016. Retrieved 18 March 2016.
  9. ^ "Late Mail - Raiders v Broncos - Broncos". Retrieved 30 May 2015.
  10. ^ "Manly make Wright move with Tom | NRL". Zero Tackle. Retrieved 18 August 2015.
  11. ^ 2016 NRL Nines - Manly vs Brisbane highlights
  12. ^ 2016 NRL Nines - Manly vs Warriors highlights
  13. ^ (4 September 2016). "Manly release Matt Parcell to Leeds". Zero Tackle. Retrieved 21 December 2016.
  14. ^ "Castleford 6-24 Leeds: Grand Final 2017 – as it happened". Guardian. 7 October 2017. Retrieved 5 November 2019.
  15. ^ "Grand Final 2017: Castleford 6-24 Leeds Rhinos". BBC Sport. 7 October 2017. Retrieved 9 October 2017.
  16. ^ "Danny McGuire guides Leeds to Grand Final success over Castleford". Guardian. 7 October 2017. Retrieved 9 October 2017.

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