26 January 1984 |
Campbelltown, New South Wales, Australia
|Height||192 cm (6 ft 4 in)|
|Weight||103 kg (16 st 3 lb) |
|2007-||New South Wales||8||0||0||0||0|
Ryan Hoffman (born 26 January 1984 in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory) is an Australian professional rugby league footballer who currently plays for the Melbourne Storm in the National Rugby League.
Hoffman's father, Jay Hoffman, played professional football for the Canberra Raiders, representing Queensland in the pre-Origin era. Hoffman attended renowned rugby league school, St Gregory's College, Campbelltown.
As a big backrower with big ball playing skills, he started his NRL career with Melbourne in 2003. In 2006, his improving form led to him being selected for City Origin for the first time. It also earned him the Storm's Forward of the Year award. In addition, he has been named in the second row for Melbourne Storm's team of the decade.
In 2007, Hoffman was part of the Melbourne team which won the Grand Final, defeating Manly by 34–8. He played in the 2009 NRL Grand Final defeat of the Parramatta Eels, scoring the opening try. Hoffman has won two grand finals.
Wigan Warriors (2011)
In July 2010, Hoffman signed with Super League club Wigan Warriors, where he was given the #16 shirt, replacing Phil Bailey at second-row. Hoffman scored on his first-grade debut for the side at the season-opening Magic Weekend event against the club's rivals, St Helens RLFC. He then featured in the 2011 World Club Challenge where Wigan lost 15–21 to St George Illawarra Dragons in their first home game of the season. In Rounds 4 and 5, Hoffman scored one try apiece against Hull and Huddersfield Giants respectively. Another try at Hull Kingston Rovers in Round 9 made his record four tries from his ten starting games for Wigan. Hoffman played for Wigan in the 2011 Challenge Cup Final at second-row forward, helping defeat Leeds 28-18.
Melbourne Storm (2012 - Present)
Again as 18th man, Hoffman was on stand-by for the 2007 New South Wales State of Origin Team in game 1 of the series. He was selected on the bench in game 2 and 3 of the same series.
In 2008, Hoffman was named in the New South Wales starting side in Origin I, II and III.
- 2006 Grand Final Runners-Up
- 2007 Grand Final Winners (Stripped)
- 2008 Grand Final Runners-Up
- 2009 Grand Final Winners (Stripped)
- 2012 Grand Final Winners
- 2013 World Club Challenge Winners
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