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2018 sees Matt make the switch to an Olympic class boat, being named with new-comer Ben van Dalen in the men's lightweight double. The two will compete at World Cups II and III before returning to New Zealand ahead of the 2018 World Rowing Champs.

In 2017 Matt was been selected in the men's lightweight single scull. He competed at World Cup II, World Cup III, Henley Royal Regatta, and the 2017 World Rowing Championships. Matt had an outstanding Henley Royal Regatta and won the Diamond Challenge Cup. Matt backed up his Henley performance with an incredible sprint to claim a silver at the 2017 World Rowing Champs in Sarasota, Florida.

In 2016 Matt was named as the reserve for the men's lightweight four for the Rio Olympic Games.