Ryan Hall (rugby League)
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Ryan Hall
Ryan Hall Leeds Rhinos.jpg
Personal information
Full nameRyan Lee Hall[1]
Born (1987-11-27) 27 November 1987 (age 32)
Rothwell, West Yorkshire, England
Height6 ft 2 in (188 cm)[2]
Weight16 st 7 lb (105 kg)[2]
Playing information
PositionWing
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2007-18 Leeds Rhinos 328 231 0 0 924
2019- Sydney Roosters 6 0 0 0 0
Total 334 231 0 0 924
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2009- England 38 36 0 0 140
2019- England 9s 4 1 0 0 4
2019- Great Britain 2 0 0 0 0
As of 10 November 2019
Source: [3][4][5]

Ryan Lee Hall (born 27 November 1987) is an English professional rugby league footballer who plays on the wing for the Sydney Roosters in the NRL, and England and Great Britain at international level.

He played his entire Super League career with Leeds, having won the 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2015 and 2017 Super League Grand Finals with them. In 2014 he was part of the Leeds team that won the Challenge Cup and was the winner of the Lance Todd Trophy.[3][4]

Early years

Hall was born in Rothwell, West Yorkshire, England.

Hall joined the Leeds Academy in 2006 after being spotted playing for amateur club the Oulton Raiders by former Leeds coach John Daly. Daly contacted the then Academy boss John Bastian, who quickly invited Hall to the club for trials. He made eight appearances for the Junior Academy team in his début season, before quickly being selected for the Senior Academy team. He made eleven appearances for the Senior Academy team & scored three tries, including the Senior Academy Grand Final victory over Hull FC.

Professional playing career

2000s

Hall made his Super League début coming off the bench at the 2007 Millennium Magic weekend at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff in the controversial 42-38 victory over Bradford Bulls. Hall made his first start a fortnight later in the defeat at Hull F.C. & went on to make nine first team appearances in 2007, scoring three tries. He was not selected for Leeds 33-6 2007 Super League Grand Final victory against St. Helens though.

In 2008, Hall made sixteen appearances & scored nine tries, including a try in the 24-16 2008 Super League Grand Final victory, again against St. Helens.

In 2009, Hall became a regular in Leeds' first team as the team went on to win their third Grand Final in a row, 18-10, again against St Helens at Old Trafford.[7][8][9][10][11][12][13][14][15][16][17][18]

Hall ended 2009 as the season's top try-scorer, with 31 tries in just 30 games in all competitions. He was named Young Player of the Year, as well as runner-up in the Player of the Year award.

Hall received the Rugby League International Federation's Rookie of the Year award for 2009.[19]

2010s

In 2010, Hall scored 31 tries in 33 appearances & was named in the Super League Dream Team for the second year in a row and featured in the 2010 World Club Challenge and 2010 Challenge Cup Final for Leeds.

He played in the 2010 Challenge Cup Final defeat by the Warrington Wolves at Wembley Stadium.[20][21]

Hall played on the wing and scored two tries for Leeds in the 2011 Challenge Cup Final defeat by the Wigan Warriors at Wembley Stadium.[22][23][24][25][26][27][28][29][30][31][32][33][34][35][36]

He played in the 2011 Super League Grand Final victory over St. Helens at Old Trafford.[37][38]

On 17 February 2012 Hall confirmed his standing as one of the premier wingers in rugby league when he scored 2 tries - including a 95-metre intercept try - and was named man-of-the-match in Leeds' 26-12 victory over Australian champions Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles in the 2012 World Club Challenge played at the home venue of Leeds, Headingley.[39] Throughout the year he showed outstanding form, which earnt him the award of being named the 'World's Best Winger'.[40]

He played in the 2012 Challenge Cup Final defeat by the Warrington Wolves at Wembley Stadium.[41][42][43][44]

He played in the 2012 Super League Grand Final victory over the Warrington Wolves at Old Trafford.[45][42]

In 2014, Ryan signed a new five-year deal for the Leeds Rhinos.

He played in the 2014 Challenge Cup Final victory over the Castleford Tigers at Wembley Stadium,[46] Hall scoring two tries as Leeds beat Castleford, 23-10, and was voted the winner of the Lance Todd Trophy.[47]

He played in the 2015 Challenge Cup Final victory over Hull Kingston Rovers at Wembley Stadium.[48][49][50]

He played in the 2015 Super League Grand Final victory over the Wigan Warriors at Old Trafford.[51]

He played in the 2017 Super League Grand Final victory over the Castleford Tigers at Old Trafford.[52][53][54]

In February 2019, it was revealed that Hall had signed with NRL side the Sydney Roosters.[55] Hall made his NRL debut for the Sydney Roosters against Brisbane in Round 10 of the 2019 NRL season which finished in a 15-10 loss at Suncorp Stadium. The following week, Hall made his first appearance for North Sydney, the reserve grade side for Eastern Suburbs in the Canterbury Cup NSW.[56][57]

International career

He earned a place in the England squad for the 2010 Four Nations tournament and although injury ruled him out of the first Test against New Zealand, he returned for the final game against Papua New Guinea. He also represented England in their 60-6 win over France.[5]

Hall was also selected for the 2011 Four Nations, scoring 2 tries against Australia at Wembley in a 20-36 loss.

In 2013, Ryan was selected to help England's causes in the 2013 Rugby League World Cup. He was one of the best players in the tournament, earning himself a place on the wing in the RLIF team of the year. He scored eight tries in five matches for England. He has now scored 21 tries in 20 games for England which is a new record.[58]

In November 2014, Hall played in the 2014 Four Nations. He was England's top try scorer in the tournament, scoring three tries. He scored his fifth try in four test matches against Australia, and he scored a double against New Zealand.

In October 2015, Hall was picked in a 24-man England squad to play against New Zealand in a three-match test-series. Beforehand though, England played a test match against France in Leigh. Hall scored two tries in a match where England would go on to dominate their opponents and thereon create a new record for the biggest winning margin against the 'Les Tricolores'.

The following year, Hall was picked in England's 24-man squad for the 2016 Four Nations. On 22 October 2016, Hall extended his England try scoring record, scoring another two tries against France in Avignon. In the Four Nations, Hall scored one try in each of England's games to keep his try scoring record for England in as many appearances.

In 2017, Ryan continued his try scoring form for England in a mid-season test match against Samoa in Australia. Later in the year, he was selected as a part of England's 24-man squad for the 2017 Rugby League World Cup.[59]

He was selected in England 9s squad for the 2019 Rugby League World Cup 9s.[60]

He was selected in squad for the 2019 Great Britain Lions tour of the Southern Hemisphere.[61] He made his Great Britain test debut in the defeat by Tonga.[62]

Hall leaving the pitch at Headingley after beating Catalans Dragons 27-20 in the 2009 Superleague playoff semi final
Hall playing for Leeds in 2015
Hall while playing for England at the 2013 World Cup
Hall warming up for England in 2016

International Test caps and tries

Matches do not include friendly matches or International Origin matches as these are unofficial test matches.[63]

No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition Tries
1 13 June 2009 Stade Jean-Bouin, Paris, France  France 12-66 Win Test match 1
2 23 October 2009 Keepmoat Stadium, Doncaster, England France France 34-12 Win 2009 Four Nations 1
3 31 October 2009 DW Stadium, Wigan, England  Australia 16-26 Loss 2009 Four Nations 0
4 7 November 2009 Galpharm Stadium, Huddersfield, England  New Zealand 20-12 Win 2009 Four Nations 0
5 14 November 2009 Elland Road, Leeds, England Australia Australia 16-46 Loss 2009 Four Nations 0
6 12 June 2010 Leigh Sports Village, Leigh, England France France 60-6 Win Test match 0
7 6 November 2010 Eden Park, Auckland, New Zealand  Papua New Guinea 36-10 Win 2010 Four Nations 0
8 21 October 2011 Parc des Sports, Avignon, France France France 18-32 Win Test match 1
9 29 October 2011 Leigh Sports Village, Leigh, England  Wales 42-4 Win 2011 Four Nations 0
10 5 November 2011 Wembley Stadium, London, England Australia Australia 20-36 Loss 2011 Four Nations 2
11 12 November 2011 KC Stadium, Hull, England New Zealand New Zealand 28-6 Win 2011 Four Nations 1
12 19 November 2011 Elland Road, Leeds, England Australia Australia 8-30 Loss 2011 Four Nations 1
13 27 October 2012 Racecourse Ground, Wrexham, Wales Wales Wales 12-80 Win 2012 Autumn Internationals 2
14 3 November 2012 MS3 Craven Park, Hull, England France France 44-6 Win 2012 Autumn Internationals 0
15 11 November 2012 Salford City Stadium, Salford, England France France 48-4 Win 2012 Autumn Internationals 4
16 26 October 2013 Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, Wales Australia Australia 20-28 Loss 2013 World Cup 1
17 2 November 2013 John Smith's Stadium, Huddersfield, England  Ireland 42-0 Win 2013 World Cup 3
18 9 November 2013 KC Stadium, Hull, England  Fiji 34-12 Win 2013 World Cup 2
19 16 November 2013 DW Stadium, Wigan, England France France 34-6 Win 2013 World Cup 2
20 23 November 2013 Wembley Stadium, London, England New Zealand New Zealand 18-20 Loss 2013 World Cup 0
21 25 October 2014 Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, Australia  Samoa 32-26 Win 2014 Four Nations 0
22 2 November 2014 AAMI Park, Melbourne, Australia Australia Australia 16-12 Loss 2014 Four Nations 1
23 8 November 2014 Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin, New Zealand New Zealand New Zealand 16-14 Loss 2014 Four Nations 2
24 24 October 2015 Leigh Sports Village, Leigh, England France France 84-4 Win Test match 2
25 1 November 2015 KC Stadium, Hull, England New Zealand New Zealand 26-12 Win Baskerville Shield 0
26 7 November 2015 Olympic Stadium, London, England New Zealand New Zealand 2-9 Loss Baskerville Shield 0
27 14 November 2015 DW Stadium, Wigan, England New Zealand New Zealand 20-14 Win Baskerville Shield 0
28 22 October 2016 Parc des Sports, Avignon, France France France 6-40 Win Test match 2
29 29 October 2016 John Smith's Stadium, Huddersfield, England New Zealand New Zealand 16-17 Loss 2016 Four Nations 1
30 5 November 2016 Ricoh Arena, Coventry, England  Scotland 38-12 Win 2016 Four Nations 1
31 13 November 2016 London Stadium, London, England Australia Australia 18-36 Loss 2016 Four Nations 1
32 6 May 2017 Campbelltown Stadium, Campbelltown, Australia Samoa Samoa 30-10 Win Test match 1
33 27 October 2017 Melbourne Rectangular Stadium, Melbourne, Australia Australia Australia 18-4 Loss 2017 World Cup 0
34 4 November 2017 Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney, Australia  Lebanon 29-10 Win 2017 World Cup 1
35 19 November 2017 Melbourne Rectangular Stadium, Melbourne, Australia Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea 36-6 Win 2017 World Cup 1
36 25 November 2017 Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand  Tonga 18-20 Win 2017 World Cup 0
37 2 December 2017 Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane, Australia Australia Australia 6-0 Loss 2017 World Cup 0

Honours

Domestic

International

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