Bob Ryan (rugby league)
|Full name||Robert Ryan|
|Weight||13 st 10 lb (87.1 kg; 192.0 lb)|
|Position||Second-row, Loose forward/Lock|
|Source: rugbyleagueproject.org englandrl.co.uk|
Robert "Bob" Ryan (birth unknown — died October 2009) was an English professional rugby league footballer of the 1940s and '50s, playing at representative level for Great Britain, and England, and at club level for Warrington, as a Second-row, or Loose forward/Lock, i.e. number 11 or 12, or 13, during the era of contested scrums.
Bob Ryan won caps for England while at Warrington in 1950 against France, in 1952 against Other Nationalities, and won caps for Great Britain while at Warrington in 1950 against Australia, and New Zealand (2 matches), in 1951 against New Zealand, and in 1952 against Australia.
Rugby Football League Championship final appearances
Challenge Cup final appearances
Bob Ryan played Loose forward/Lock in Warrington's 4-4 draw with Halifax in the 1953–54 Challenge Cup final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 1 May 1954, and the 18-4 victory in the 1953–54 Challenge Cup final replay at Odsal Stadium, Bradford on Wednesday 5 May 1954 in front of a 102,569+ crowd.
Rugby League County Cup final appearances
Honoured at Warrington Wolves
Bob Ryan is a Warrington Wolves Hall of Fame inductee.
- "England Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
- "Great Britain Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
- "History of Warrington Rugby League Club". britishrugbyleague.blogspot.co.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
- "1950-1951 Lancashire Cup Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
- "Hall of Fame at Wire2Wolves.com". wire2wolves.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
- England Statistics at englandrl.co.uk
- Great Britain Statistics at englandrl.co.uk
- Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org
- Britain hold out Kiwis at Odsal
- Hall of Fame at Wire2Wolves.com
- RL legend dies after long illness
- Bob Ryan funeral on Monday