Matthews takes home OFX Top Try Scorer trophy

Matthews takes home OFX Top Try Scorer trophy

Johnny Matthews has official been crowned as the BKT United Rugby Championship’s sharpest finisher, after the hooker was presented with the 2023/24 OFX Top Try Scorer trophy at Scotstoun.

The Scotland international finished the 2023/24 regular season with 14 tries to his name, two clear of his nearest challengers after 18 rounds of matches.

Matthews finished the season in style with a brace of scores in the bonus-point win over Zebre Parma, with no Warrior in history having scored more tries in a season than the Liverpool-born hooker.

He is the first Glasgow Warrior to finish as the league’s leading try-scorer since 2009, when Thom Evans’ tally of nine saw him top the charts at the end of the 2008/09 campaign.

Club captain Kyle Steyn was on hand to present his team-mate with the trophy, as preparations continue for this weekend’s massive BKT URC semi-final clash with Munster at Thomond Park.

“It feels pretty good,” said Matthews.

“I’ve said it quite a lot in the past, but a lot of my tries come from the hard work the boys in the back – and a few backs! – do at the set piece, so I’ve got to give thanks to them too.

“It’s a great feeling to win the award, but you don’t play the game for the individual prizes. It’s testament to how hard we work as a squad to get the ball over the line, and long may it continue!”

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