Chris Riley (rugby league)

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Chris Riley
Chris Riley.jpg
Personal information
Nickname Riley
Born (1988-02-22) February 22, 1988 (age 29)[1]
Warrington, England
Height 5 ft 8 in (172 cm)[1]
Weight 12 st 11 lb (81 kg) [1]
Playing information
Position Wing Fullback
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2005–14 Warrington Wolves 180 120 0 0 480
2011(loan) Harlequins RL 3 2 0 0 8
2014–15 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 38 18 0 0 72
2016- Rochdale Hornets 20 14 0 0 56
Total 241 154 0 0 616
As of 13 February 2017

Chris Riley (born 22 February 1988 in Warrington, England) is an English professional rugby league footballer who is currently without a club.

Playing career[edit]

Warrington born winger (born 22 February 1988) with a fine strike rate at Super League level, Riley was primarily a fullback with England Academy and the Warrington junior grades, but he has forged his first team career to date on the wing. A well balanced and elusive runner who has added some strength to his build since debuting in late 2005 at the age of 17. A graduate of Woolston Rovers ARLFC and the Warrington Scholarship Scheme, he won Junior Academy titles in 2003 and 2004, represented England U17 against the Australian Institute of Sport in 2005 and made a try scoring debut for England Academy the same season. After three seasons as a squad player, last year was his best season to date, featuring in the majority of Warrington's games and scoring try doubles on five occasions, including away at St Helens.

Riley attended Penketh High School in Warrington where he won the warrington schools rugby league final year 7,8,9 and 10.

On 7 February 2010, he was in his sixth season of rugby during 2010's Super League XV.[2] He therefore became the tenth player in the fifteen-year history of Super League to score five tries in a match, the first since Ryan Hall for Leeds against Castleford on 14 August 2009.[3]

Riley has played for Warrington in all 3 winning Challenge Cup Finals in 2009,2010 and 2012 where he scored his 1st try in a cup final for his hometown club.[4]

Chris played with Harlequins RL in May 2011 after agreeing an initial one-month loan deal. Making debut on the right wing vs Castleford in a disappointing 56-24 loss. Chris scored two tries on debut for the London outfit.

Now back playing for Warrington, Chris has made the trip to Australia with the team for their pre-season games and will be included in a squad to play Russell Crowe's South Sydney Rabbitohs at the Redfern Oval on Saturday, 28 January 2012.[5]

In 2014, Chris signed to play for the Wakefield Trinity Wildcats on loan for 1-month. In April it was confirmed that he would stay at Wakefield for at least another month after the Wildcats extended his loan.


  1. ^ a b c "Chris Riley Wakefield Wildcats". Rugby Football League. 2015. Retrieved 26 July 2015. 
  2. ^ Wilson, Andy (7 February 2010). "Chris Riley's five-try haul for Warrington hammers Harlequins". London: The Guardian. Retrieved 12 February 2010. 
  3. ^ "Leeds 76 Castleford 12: Brilliant Hall scores five tries as Leeds thrash their neighbours". London: Daily Mail. 15 August 2009. Retrieved 12 February 2010. 
  4. ^ Scott, Ged (2010-08-28). "Leeds 6-30 Warrington". BBC. Retrieved 2010-08-28. 
  5. ^ "Warrington mean business - Riley". BBC News. 

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