Leeds Tykes
Matt Burke

Matt Burke

Age: 23
Date joined: 01/04/2021
Height: 193cm
Previous teams: Ilkley, Tynedale
Sponsored by: GRK Civils

Matt is a forward who plays at number 8. He can also play as a flanker in the back row and as a lock in the second row.

Matt is a Man of Steel! Matt and Ben Dixon were named Men of Steel in October 2022. The pair were voted for the award by their coaches and peers for their performances throughout pre-season and into the first part of the 2022/23 season.

Both lads turned up for pre-season in great shape and led the way during fitness blocks. This form has carried into the playing season where they have 9 appearances between them.

Leeds Tykes’ partner, Canterbury, sent out their new generation of rugby boots, the Phoenix Genesis Elite, to mark the achievement, which were awarded to the lads at training.

Matt was the Oracle Coaches’ Player of the 2021/22 season, which was voted for by all the coaching staff. Watch Matt’s highlights video from that season.

About Matt’s sponsors: GRK Civils is a family owned business based in Leeds, and operates across the Midlands and the North of England providing solid groundwork and formwork services for the construction industry. We are proud of our long term relationships with ‘main contractor group’ clients working on some of the region’s largest construction projects.

GRK Civils is built on a solid foundation of industry experience, expertise and knowledge of the civil engineering and construction industry. Our expert advice allows our customers to fulfil their commercial goals and ambitions. Our approach is recognising the importance of supporting our clients fully from early adoption stage right through to project completion.

Matt is a big part of what we do and we would like to support him in achieving the highest standards at both work and on the field.

His favourite player is Chris Bell.

Other First Team Members

Adam Brown
Ben Dixon
Charlie Venables
Full-back/utility back
Chris Bell
Grayson Maguire
Harry Jukes
Jacob Mounsey
Jake Brady
James Magee
Junior Nu'u
Kieran Davies
Kit Keith
Rhys Williams
Sam Mace
Seremaia Bai Turagabec
Thomas Collins
Tom Williams
Trystan Lloyd
Will Smith