Professional Career

2003 – 2006 Cornish Pirates
2006 – 2007 Newport Gwent Dragons
2007 – 2008 Cornish All Blacks
2008 – 2017 Exeter Chiefs
2017 – Newton Abbot (Player/Coach)
2017 – Exeter Chiefs Academy Coach

MSJ Coaching is the innovation and passion of former professional rugby player Matt Jess. Matt’s career spanned over 16 years, 7 of which at the highest English level of the Aviva Premiership.

Clubs include; Exeter Chiefs, Cornish All Blacks, Newport Gwent Dragons and The Cornish Pirates.

Matt brings energy and enthusiasm to all MSJ sessions using his ability and experience to break down technic and learning. Matt’s passion for coaching comes from wanting to see others succeed and through using simple systems and explanation to show how and why so the individual or team develop understanding, generating that “I get it!” moment.

MSJ Coaching uses all of Matts past experience as an Exeter Chiefs and pro rugby player under Rob Baxter and Ali Hepher to bring high level coaching to grass roots rugby. Pre designed session plans that are tailored to the individual and key elements of their game or discipline. Maximising the experience and know how within the business to ensure those benefiting from each and every session really do just that, they learn, they move forward and they enhance both their own ability and that of the team they are in.

Helping to injecting knowledge and experience into the foundations of British Rugby – The Club’s, The Junior team’s, Women’s and Senior team’s – where it all begins.

  • Tailor made 1:1 Sessions
  • Team Sessions
  • Events (Training Days and Coaching Events)

All of our planned Training Days and Events are listed on this website to book on to.

If you would like to speak to us first you can use our contact form located here.


What builds a winning team better than hearing from a winning team. Being part of such a fantastic journey has obviously left a lasting impression on Matt. Hear about, understand and be inspired by what made a wining formula.

Use the Exeter Chiefs experience of building, maintaining and even bettering themselves time and time again.

Hear about Matts experiences with the pro game and the Exeter Chiefs and how they built, maintained and became champions time and time again.

Available for:

  •  After dinning speaking
  •  Team building
  • Motivational and team development workshops

Contact us to discuss your event needs.

MSJ Next Generation Online Mentoring

Working closely with Matt to improve your game and develop your understanding and training results.

We have a number of courses available to ensure the MSJ Next Generation online experience meets your needs and works not only around but with you to ensure it is achievable, realistic and possibly most importantly; effective.

Sign up to one of our popular training days. Give your child a day they will never forget.