St.Helens R.F.C. are thrilled to confirm talented back-row Matt Whitley joins the Club on a two-year contract from the 2024 season!
The Billinge-born forward was a Saints supporter growing up in Newton-le-Willows and worked with the Club’s service area programme which trained and worked with young players ahead of club scholarship systems commencing around the age of fourteen.
Whitley joins the World Club Champions after a five-year spell with Catalans Dragons where he has proved himself to be one of the best back-rowers in the Betfred Super League. With 103 appearances for the French club, Whitley has been part of the side that secured the Dragons’ first-ever League Leaders’ Shield, as well as two Grand Final appearances in 2021 and 2023, scoring 35 times in the process.