Mathew Steve "Mat" Rogers is a contestant from Australian Survivor: Champions v Contenders (2018) and Australian Survivor: All Stars.

Known for his season-long rivalry with Robbie Skibicki in 2018, Mat began the game in the majority, and formed many genuine friendships, mainly with Steve Willis and Sharn Coombes, as well as finding an idol with Moana Hope. Upon merge, Mat played a much more aggressive, yet loyal game, leading the blindsides of former allies Lydia Lassila and Samuel Hinton. Unfortunately, this led to his own blindside, led by Benji Wilson, who infamously managed to prevent Sharn from playing her idol on Mat.


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Age: 42
Occupation: Dual Code Football Legend
State: QLD
Tribe: Champions

Representing Australia in both Rugby League and Rugby Union, Mat has an almost unparalleled sporting history.

Son to a former Australian Rugby League Captain, it seemed inevitable that Mat would follow in his famous father's footsteps

In his career as a professional Rugby League footballer for the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks, Mat surpassed his father's record as the greatest point scorer in the club's history.

"Rugby was a huge part of my life, not just League but also playing Union, and set me up with some good skills that I think will help me with Survivor. Discipline, competitiveness and a sometimes stubborn drive to win."

After a huge career representing Queensland and Australia in League, Mat changed codes to Union in 2001 playing for NSW and Australia before returning to the NRL to play with the Gold Coast Titans.

In 2011, Mat stepped away from sport in order to follow another passion – raising money and awareness for children with autism. In 2009, Mat and his wife, model Chloe Maxwell, founded 4 ASD Kids a charity born out of their first-hand experience with their son's autism disorder.

Wanting to stay true to his word and be a team player, Mat knows that the island will bring out his competitive edge saying, "It's called Survivor and that's what I'm there for. I'm there to survive and I want to win. It won't be easy for me to break alliances or not tell everyone the truth but I'm going to try."[1]

Australian Survivor

Champions v Contenders

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Voting History

Mat's Voting History
Episode Mat's
Voted Against
1 Champions Tribe Immune
2 Jackie;
3 Shane -
4 Champions Tribe Immune
5 Champions Tribe Immune
6 Shane2 -
7 Champions Tribe Immune
8 Champions Tribe Immune
9 Champions Tribe Immune
10 Champions Tribe Immune
11 Jackie -
12 Tegan -
13 Champions Tribe Immune
14 Lydia -
15 Robbie Robbie
16 Samuel Individual Immunity
17 Brian Benji, Brian,
Fenella, Monika, Shonee
Voted Out, Day 37
Voted for
Sole Survivor

^1 In Episode 2, the vote ended with a 4-4 tie between Jackie and Russell, forcing a revote. Mat voted for Russell on the revote.
^2 In Episode 6, Shane used a Hidden Immunity Idol, negating Mat's vote against her.


Voting History


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