|Full name||Matthew Faddes|
|Date of birth||6 November 1991|
|Place of birth||Balclutha, New Zealand|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Weight||93 kg (205 lb; 14.6 st)|
|School||South Otago High School|
|Rugby union career|
Faddes first played provincial rugby for Otago in 2011 ITM Cup, debuting against North Harbour. He made two appearances in total in 2011 and two more the following year before playing 7 times and scoring 2 tries in 2013 to help the Razorbacks finish 2nd on the Championship log and reach the playoff semi-finals where his 12th minute try was unable to stop them from bowing out 24-29 at home to Hawke's Bay.
He only saw action once in 2014, but in 2015 his career in the 15-man game really began to take off. Having previously played mostly as an outside back, he largely featured as a centre for Otago in 2015 and it was a move that paid off with him scoring 6 tries in 10 games as they reached the Championship playoffs before being comprehensively defeated by Wellington. He continued to be a key player for the Razorbacks in 2016, contributing 3 tries in 11 games as the men from Dunedin topped the Championship standings before surprisingly losing at home by North Harbour in the play off final, a defeat which consigned them to another season of Championship rugby in 2017.
Following the unfortunate defeat Faddes decided to try his hand at a different field, Accounting at the University of Otago.
Excellent showings in the midfield for Otago during the 2015 ITM Cup saw Faddes earn a Super Rugby contract with the Dunedin-based Highlanders ahead of the 2016 season. He made a dream start to life as a Super Rugby player scoring 10 tries in 16 games, including a hat-trick against the Southern Kings which put him second, behind Israel Folau of the Waratahs in the try scoring charts. His side, the Highlanders, were defending Super Rugby champions in 2016, however they were unable to hold on to their title and were eliminated by the Lions in the semi-finals, losing 42-30 with Faddes' 48th minute try scored in vain.
Tony Brown replaced the Japan-bound Jamie Joseph as Highlanders head coach ahead of the 2017 season and having worked with Faddes at provincial level, he retained him in the squad for his first year in charge.
On 5 November 2016, Faddes featured in the number 14 jersey for the Barbarians in their 31-31 draw against South Africa at Wembley Stadium. He was replaced by Australian Luke Morahan in the 51st minute of the match.
All Blacks Sevens