England (16 caps)
Date of birth:
30th Dec 1986
St Helier, Jersey
2.01m (6' 7")
115kg (18st 2lb)
Jersey-born Matt Banahan switched from the pack to the wing with devastating effect, scoring 16 tries in his debut season for Bath Rugby.
Formerly a back-five forward in the London Irish Academy, Banahan's pace and power are ideally suited to the wing, and have seen him develop into a devastating threat out wide.
His development has not gone unnoticed by England manager Martin Johnson – and at 22 years old he was capped twice during the summer of 2009, scoring a try on his debut at Old Trafford as England beat Argentina.
He has gone on to represent England 12 times to date, scoring four tries in the process, and was selected in Martin Johnson's Rugby World Cup squad to travel to New Zealand.
1 month ago
Bath Rugby moved up to sixth in the Aviva Premiership table with a five try, 40-25, bonus point win over London Welsh at the Recreation Ground …
2 months ago
Matt Banahan gives his thoughts about last Friday night's hard fought 31-25 victory over West Country rivals Gloucester Rugby. He also discusses …
4 months ago
It's Head to Head time again as Matt Banahan goes up against Tom Heathcote
4 months ago
Bath Rugby are delighted to announce that six first team players have extended their contracts with the Club.
Matt Banahan, Ryan Caldwell, …
5 months ago
There are just three days left to get your bids in for Matt Banahan's signed Rememberance Day Shirt. The current highest bid is over £1000 and we …