About Matt…

Matt ‘Jessy’ spent the majority of his youth in Cornwall and is often referred to by fans as the ‘Heamoor Flyer’.

As a player, he is best known for his time at Cornish Pirates and the Exeter Chiefs, however, a numbest of other clubs have had a significant impact on where he is today and shaped his rugby career.

With the Exeter Chiefs, his 9-year service had many highs. He was in the squad that took the Devon team from the Championship to the Premiership in 2009, played his 100th game for the club in March 2013, was the first Chiefs player to notch up 100 Premiership games and was part of the squad that won the Premiership in 2017, retiring from the pro game at the end of that season.

In Matt’s own words, MSJ Coaching is about passing on his experience and passion while supporting grassroots rugby. MSJ brings enthusiasm and drive to create better understanding while finding time to have some fun along the way. Balancing both to ensure key principles are understood in an environment where the team or individual feel comfortable.


2003 – Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Rugby Union
2009 – Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Rugby Union
2014 – Level 2 in Strength and Conditioning
2015 – Level 3 Certificate in Coaching Rugby  Union
2017 – First Aid

Appearances – 187
Tries – 59

First player in Clubs history to reach 100 Premiership appearances.

09/10 – Championship Winners
13/14 – LV cup winners
15/16 – A league Champions
16/17 – Singha 7s regional winners
16/17 – Aviva Premiership Champions

Appearances – 74
Tries – 29

Appearances – 33
Tries – 20