Glenn Hall (rugby league)

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Glenn Hall
Glenn Hall Cowboys.jpg
Personal information
Nickname Hally
Born (1981-03-21) 21 March 1981 (age 36)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Playing information
Height 186 cm (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 103 kg (16 st 3 lb)
Position Second-row, Prop
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2002–03 Canterbury Bulldogs 8 3 0 0 12
2004–05 South Sydney Rabbitohs 19 2 0 0 8
2006 Sydney Roosters 2 0 0 0 0
2007–09 Manly Sea Eagles 65 11 0 0 44
2010 Bradford Bulls 28 5 1 0 22
2011–15 North Queensland Cowboys 98 13 0 0 52
Total 220 34 1 0 138

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.

Background[edit]

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.[1]

Playing career[edit]

2002-2003[edit]

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.[2] In 2003, he played 5 more games for the Bulldogs before signing with the South Sydney Rabbitohs for the 2004 season.

While at the Bulldogs, Hall played alongside future North Queensland Cowboys team mate Johnathan Thurston.

2004-2005[edit]

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.

2006[edit]

Hall endured another disappointing season in 2006, only playing 2 games for the Roosters, before leaving the club and joining his fourth club, the Manly Sea Eagles.

Hall at the celebration of the winning of the 2008 NRL Grand Final

2007-2009[edit]

Hall with the Manly Sea Eagles

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.[3]

In 2008, Hall played 20 games and scored 6 tries for the Sea Eagles. He started in the second-row in Manly's record-breaking 40-0 NRL Grand Final victory over Melbourne.[4]

In February 2009, Hall was a member of the Manly side that won the 2009 World Club Challenge against the Leeds Rhinos.[5] In his last season for Manly, he played 22 games and scored 3 tries.

2010[edit]

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.[6][7]

2011-2015[edit]

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.[8]

On 25 May 2012, Hall re-signed with the Cowboys until the end of the 2013 season.[9] He played 23 games, scoring 4 tries and starting the majority of his games in the second-row.

In Round 10 of 2013 NRL season, Hall played his 150th NRL game in the Cowboys' 12-8 loss to the Sydney Roosters. Later that year, he-signed a one-year contract extension with the Cowboys.[10]

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.[11]

On 31 August 2015, Hall announced his retirement from rugby league at the end of the 2015 season.[12]

On 27 September 2015, Hall played in the Townsville Blackhawks Intrust Super Cup Grand Final loss to the Ipswich Jets.

Achievements and accolades[edit]

Individual[edit]

North Queensland Cowboys Club Person of the Year: 2015

Team[edit]

2008 NRL Grand Final: Manly Sea Eagles – Winners
2009 World Club Challenge: Manly Sea Eagles – Winners

Statistics[edit]

NRL[edit]

Denotes seasons in which Hall won an NRL Premiership
Season Team Matches T G GK % F/G Pts
2002 Bulldogs 3 2 0 0 8
2003 Bulldogs 5 1 0 0 4
2004 South Sydney 16 2 0 0 8
2005 South Sydney 3 0 0 0 0
2006 Sydney Roosters 2 0 0 0 0
2007 Manly 23 2 0 0 8
2008† Manly 20 6 0 0 24
2009 Manly 22 5 0 0 20
2011 North Queensland 23 5 0 0 20
2012 North Queensland 23 4 0 0 16
2013 North Queensland 25 2 0 0 8
2014 North Queensland 24 2 0 0 8
2015 North Queensland 3 0 0 0 0
Career totals 192 29 0 0 116

Super League[edit]

Season Team Matches T G GK % F/G Pts
2010 Bradford 28 5 1 100.0 0 22
Career totals 28 5 1 100.0 0 22

Personal life[edit]

Hall resides in Townsville with his wife Kylie Hall (née Butler) and their two children, Indiana and Hendrix.[13]

References[edit]

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