Rugby star-turned media personality Matthew Burke is now a TEN Network evening news sport anchor and rugby commentator and Fairfax newspaper columnist.
His services to rugby and broadcasting were acknowledged in the 2015 Queen’s Birthday Honours when he was awarded an Order of Australia Medal (OAM).
His 81 Test appearances in Wallaby Gold netted him 878 points.
Wearing the sky blue of the NSW Waratahs, Burke’s tally from 115 appearances resulted in 1,171 points, the highest all time points scorer.
During his last season in Australian rugby (2004), he became the overall leading points scorer in the then Super Rugby competition with 959 points.
Burke in the 1999 World Cup final in Cardiff, provided 25 points in Australia’s 35-12 eclipse of France.
Rated in 1999 by a panel of experts as the best Australian and NSW Waratahs fullback in the code’s history, and a unanimous choice as the best Wallabies fullback in the “Team of the Decade”