Matt Cox

Back Row

DOB 06 Mar 1988
Birthplace Redditch, England
Weight 100 KG
Height 1.93 M

All-action back row Matt Cox - a product of the Club's Academy system - made his first-team try-scoring debut in April 2008 against Wasps.

The Redditch-born back row also impressed on the international stage after making his England Under 19 debut as a 17-year-old in 2006 before going on to help his country win the Home Unions Under 18s tournament.

Cox, who first got involved with Warriors when he was 15, appeared at openside for England in the successful 2008 Under 20 Six Nations campaign, starting all five games and scoring two tries.

A former England Sevens international, Cox moved to Gloucester Rugby in May 2010 after making 22 appearances for Warriors and scoring five tries. During his first spell at the Club he scored a hat-trick against Olympus Rugby in the Amlin Challenge Cup.

At Gloucester, Cox made 62 appearances during four seasons and was instrumental as his side won the LV= Cup in 2011 and secured a Heineken Cup position in two of his four seasons at Kingsholm.

Cox returned for a second spell at Sixways in the summer of 2014 before helping Warriors to British & Irish Cup glory and promotion to the Premiership in 2015.

Despite strong competition in the back-row, Cox worked his way into the starting line-up at the beginning of the 2015/16 season and scored a try against Leicester Tigers on his way to being awarded the Club’s Player of the Month for December.

He went on to make 18 appearances across the season, including his 50th appearance against La Rochelle in January 2016.

Cox again stood out during the 2016/17 campaign, winning back-to-back Player of the Month awards in December and January, and was rewarded with a new contract in March 2017.

Cox agreed a new two-year contract midway through the 2018/19 season during which he made 17 more first team appearances and scored one try - which helped Warriors defeat a powerful Stade Francais side in Paris.

Illness ruled Cox out of the opening weeks of the 2019/20 season but he returned to action in the European Challenge Cup win over Enisei-STM in Russia.

Cox made his 99th appearance for the club when he came off the bench in the return match against Enisei at Sixways in January 2020.

Cox then underwent surgery following complications from his illness but returned to action when the 2019/20 season resumed after the Coronavirus lockdown and became the 26th member of the Century Club when he played his 100th game against Exeter Chiefs at Sandy Park in August.

A foot injury sustained in a pre-season friendly at Northampton in November 2020 ruled Cox out of the entire 2020/21 campaign and he announced his retirement in June 2021.