Former Otago centre and Highlanders Wider Training Squad member Brett Mather answered an SOS call from the Hurricanes in the early rounds of the 2010 Rebel Sport Super 14 and joined the injury hit squad on their three-match tour of South Africa. Despite his call-up, Mather wasn’t selected in the playing 22 for any of these three games against the Cheetahs, Stormers and Bulls.
Originally from Chiristchurch, Mather shifted south to Dunedin in 2006 and played 30 matches for Otago prior to moving to the Bay of Plenty Steamers for the 2010 season including a full season at centre in the 2009 Air New Zealand Cup.
He previously spent two years in 2008 and 2009 in the Highlanders and earned eight Super 14 caps for the southern franchise, all in his first season.
Mather transferred to Japan in 2011.