About the author
Mat Rogers played rugby league and rugby union professionally from 1994 to 2011. In rugby league, he was a standout performer for the Cronulla Sharks and later the Gold Coast Titans. He also played five State of Origin matches for Queensland and 11 Tests for Australia. In rugby union, he played 40 matches for the NSW Waratahs and 45 Tests for the Wallabies. As a winger, fullback or five-eighth, Rogers was fast, elusive, skillful, indefatigable and a prolific point-scorer. He won over a new generation of fans with two memorable stints on the reality television show Australian Survivor and now focuses on his charity, 4 ASD Kids, which fundraises for children with autism spectrum disorders. He lives on the Gold Coast with his wife, Chloe, and their children, Max and Phoenix. He has two older children, Jack and Skyla, from a previous marriage.