Glenn Hall (rugby league)
21 March 1981 |
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
|Height||186 cm (6 ft 1 in)|
|Weight||103 kg (16 st 3 lb)|
Glenn Hall (born 21 March 1981) is an Australian retired professional rugby league footballer. He played for the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, South Sydney Rabbitohs, Sydney Roosters, Manly Warringah Sea Eagles, with which he won the 2008 NRL premiership and 2009 World Club Challenge with and North Queensland Cowboys in the National Rugby League, while also had a stint in the Super League with the Bradford Bulls. He primarily played as a second-rower and prop.
Born and raised in Sydney, New South Wales, Hall played his junior football in the Bankstown area for St Christopher's, Panania. Hall joined his local club, the Canterbury Bulldogs, as a teenager and played in their back-to-back Jersey Flegg Cup premiership-winnings teams in 1999 and 2000. He started 2001 in Jersey Flegg, before being elevated to the Bulldogs' First Division side mid-season.
In Round 12 of the 2002 NRL season, Hall made his NRL debut for the Bulldogs. In Round 15 he scored two tries, his first in the NRL, in the Bulldogs 46-6 victory over the Canberra Raiders. He finished the 2002 season playing in the Bulldogs premiership-winning Premier League side. In 2003, he played 5 more games for the Bulldogs before signing with the South Sydney Rabbitohs for the 2004 season.
In 2004, Hall played a then career-high 16 NRL games for South Sydney, starting half of his games at prop. In 2005, he only managed 3 games for the club, before signing with the Sydney Roosters for 2006.
In 2007, Hall became a regular member of Manly's first grade team, playing 23 games before he injured his shoulder late in the regular season, and missed Manly's finals campaign, including the grand final defeat by the Melbourne Storm.
Hall moved to England to join the Bradford Bulls for the 2010 Super League season. He left the club by mutual consent after a season in which he found himself dropped to the Bulls' reserve team.
In January 2011, Hall signed a two-year contract to play for the North Queensland Cowboys. He was named in the Cowboys leadership group and was also one of their vice-captains. That season, Hall played 23 games for the club and was a member of the teams finals match against the Manly Sea Eagles, starting the game in the second-row. He averaged 24 tackles and 70 metres a game.
On 25 May 2012, Hall re-signed with the Cowboys until the end of the 2013 season. He played 23 games, scoring 4 tries and starting the majority of his games in the second-row.
On 10 October 2014, Hall extended his stay with the Cowboys for a further season, re-signing with the club until the end of 2015.
On 31 August 2015, Hall announced his retirement from rugby league at the end of the 2015 season.
Achievements and accolades
|†||Denotes seasons in which Hall won an NRL Premiership|
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- "Glenn Hall quits Bradford Bulls just one year into three-season deal at Odsal". Daily Mail. 7 January 2011. Retrieved 14 October 2011.
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- "Glenn Hall re-signs with the Cowboys". 25 May 2012.