Jason Ryles

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Jason Ryles
Jason Ryles (22 September 2008).jpg
Personal information
Born (1979-01-17) 17 January 1979 (age 35)
Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
Height 194cm
Weight 116kg
Playing information
Position Prop
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2000–2008 St. George Illawarra 156 13 0 0 52
2009 Catalan Dragons 22 2 0 0 8
2010–2011 Sydney Roosters 46 2 0 0 8
2012–2013 Melbourne Storm 46 1 0 0 4
Total 270 18 0 0 72
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2001–2005 Australia 15 0 0 0 0
2002–2005 New South Wales 8 0 0 0 0
As of 21 September 2013
Source: RLP

Jason Ryles (born 17 January 1979 in Wollongong, New South Wales) is an Australian rugby league player. He has played in the National Rugby League for the Sydney Roosters and the St. George Illawarra Dragons and in Europe's Super League for the Catalan Dragons. He is contracted to play for the Melbourne Storm from 2012. He plays in the front-row.

Playing Career[edit]

In 2000, Ryles made his National Rugby League debut, playing for the St George Illawarra Dragons.

At the end of the 2001 NRL season, he went on the 2001 Kangaroo tour.

Ryles has played fifteen Tests for Australia and represented the New South Wales Blues on eight occasions.

In June, 2008, the Dragons announced Ryles had signed with French Super League club, Catalan Dragons for two years commencing in 2009.[1][2]

He returned to the NRL in 2010 with the Sydney Roosters and was part of the team that made the Grand Final that season.[3] However, after a disappointing 2011 season for the Roosters, his contract was terminated one year before its expiry.[4] He subsequently signed with the Melbourne Storm for the 2012 season. The Storm, who were the minor premiers in 2011, cited Ryles' experience as a major factor in his signing.[5]

He played in the Melbourne Storm's 2013 World Club Challenge win over Leeds.

Career highlights[edit]

  • Junior Clubs: Berkeley & Wests Illawarra
  • First Grade Debut: Round 15, St George Illawarra v Parramatta, Parramatta Stadium, 14 May 2000

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dragons confirm Ryles departure". Fox Sports News (Australia). 2008-06-20. Retrieved 2008-06-26. 
  2. ^ "2009 NRL Player Movements". NRL Live. 2008-10-04. Retrieved 2008-10-04. 
  3. ^ http://www.foxsports.com.au/story/0,8659,26219164-23214,00.html
  4. ^ Webster, Andrew (19 October 2011). "NRL Sydney Roosters sack prop Jason Ryles for 2012". The Daily Telegraph (Australia). Retrieved 18 October 2011. 
  5. ^ "Storm confirm Ryles signing". ABC News (Australia). 29 October 2011. Retrieved 29 October 2011.