Bob Ryan (rugby league)

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Robert Ryan
Personal information
Full name Robert Ryan
Nickname Bob
Born Wigan, England
Died October 2009
Playing information
Weight 13 st 10 lb (87 kg)
Position Second-row, Loose forward
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1945–58 Warrington 372 37 0 0 111
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1950–52 England 2 0 0 0 0
1950–52 Great Britain 5 1 0 0 3
Source: rugbyleagueproject.org englandrl.co.uk

Robert "Bob" Ryan (birth unknown — October 2009) was an English professional rugby league footballer of the 1940s, and 1950s, 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.

Playing career[edit]

International honours[edit]

Bob Ryan won caps for England while at Warrington in 1950 against France, in 1952 against Other Nationalities,[1] and won caps for Great Britain while at Warrington on the 1950 Great Britain Lions tour against Australia, and New Zealand (2 matches), in 1951 against New Zealand, and in 1952 against Australia.[2]

Championship Final appearances[edit]

Bob Ryan played Right-Second-row, i.e. number 12 in Warrington's 15-5 victory over Bradford Northern in the Championship Final during the 1947–48 season at Maine Road, Manchester.[3]

Challenge Cup Final appearances[edit]

Bob Ryan played Loose forward/Lock in Warrington's 4-4 draw with Halifax in the 1954 Challenge Cup Final during the 1953–54 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 24 April 1954, in front of a crowd of 81,841, and played Loose forward/Lock in the 8-4 victory over Halifax in the 1954 Challenge Cup Final replay during the 1953–54 season at Odsal Stadium, Bradford on Wednesday 5 May 1954, in front of a record crowd of 102,575 or more.[4]

County Cup Final appearances[edit]

Bob Ryan played Right-Second-row, i.e. number 12 in Warrington's 5-28 defeat by Wigan in the 1950 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1950–51 season at Station Road, Swinton on Saturday 4 November 1950.[5]

Honoured at Warrington Wolves[edit]

Bob Ryan is a Warrington Wolves Hall of Fame inductee.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "England Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Great Britain Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "History of Warrington Rugby League Club". britishrugbyleague.blogspot.co.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "Mud, blood and memories of the day when 102,575 made history at Odsal". independent.co.uk. 31 December 2016. Retrieved 1 January 2017. 
  5. ^ "1950-1951 Lancashire Cup Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  6. ^ "Hall of Fame at Wire2Wolves.com". wire2wolves.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 

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