Martyn Ridyard

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Martyn Ridyard
Personal information
Full name Martyn Ridyard
Nickname Riddy
Born (1986-07-25) 25 July 1986 (age 30)
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight 13 st 12 lb (88 kg)
Playing information
Position Stand-off, Scrum-half
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2009– Leigh Centurions 222 77 740 9 1797
As of 25 March 2017

Martyn Ridyard' came through the junior ranks at Leigh Miners, joining Leigh academy squad upon leaving school before returning to Leigh Miners. There he helped Miners the 2004 National Conference Championship and the 2006 BARLA National Cup Final, continuing to star at that level before accepting an offer from Warrington to play in their Senior Academy during 2007.

Ridyard returned once more to Leigh Miners and helped them win the 2008 League Leaders Trophy, scoring 231 points along the way, only for Miners to lose in the 2008 National Conference League Grand Final, though his season ended on a personal high by winning the highly coveted Player of the Season award.

After a couple of false starts, Ridyard's professional career finally took off in 2009 when he rejoined hometown club Leigh and quickly established himself as a first team regular.

A highly decorated player at amateur level, Ridyard has been capped by the BARLA Young Lions and GB Community Lions and has also represented Lancashire, before winning the first honour of his professional when Leigh won the 2011 Northern Rail Cup Final.


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