Masimbaashe Matongo

Masimbaashe Matongo

Prop forward


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Harare, Zimbabwe

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Masimbaashe Matongo


Zimbabwean-born prop Masimbaashe Matongo has developed rapidly since joining the club in 2014.

Spotted by Mel Harman playing open-age for local community club Norland Sharks as a teenager, he quickly progressed through the Black and Whites youth system.

He made his senior debut alongside seven academy stars against Wigan Warriors in 2015 and was named the clubโ€™s Academy Player of the Year a few weeks later โ€“ despite being at the club at the time for little over a year.

He continued his progress into Reserves level the following season, and lined up against the likes of Mitchell Dodds during the inaugural reserve campaign.

Developing into a mobile prop, Matongo is capable of big minutes with big carries. He can break the line and he has a bit of pace for a front rower, with a slick offload game to go with it.

A hugely popular figure amongst the dressing room, Matongo is well mannered and respected off the field too, and in 2016, his hard work was paid off with a new deal, keeping him at Hull FC until the end of the 2018 season.

In 2017 he went on to make a handful of first-team appearances and was shortlisted for the Young Player of the Year award.

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