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 club’s Academy Player of the Year a few weeks later – 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.
Ahead of the 2019 season, the Zimbabwe-born forward was promoted to the number 19 jersey.
Previous Clubs: None
Community Club: Hull Wyke
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