Matthew Ryan (rugby league)

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Matthew Ryan
Personal information
Born (1969-09-15) 15 September 1969 (age 47)
Playing information
Position Fullback, Wing, Centre
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1990–98 Canterbury Bulldogs 95 34 0 0 236
1999 North Queensland Cowboys 9 3 0 0 12
Total 104 37 0 0 248
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1997 New South Wales (SL) 3 1 0 0 4
As of 1 August 2009
Source: [1]

Matthew Ryan (born 15 September 1969) is an Australian former rugby league footballer who played most of his career with the Canterbury Bulldogs (1990 to 1998). Usually playing at centre, Fullback or on the wing, Ryan was a member of Canterbury's 1994 Grand Final-losing side as a reserve. The following season however, he and the Bulldogs won the 1995 ARL premiership grand final.

His brother, Mark Ryan, also played for the Bulldogs club.[2]

In the 1997 Super League season Ryan was selected to represent New South Wales on three occasions in the Super League Tri-series, scoring a try. That year he was also the Telstra premiership's leading try-scorer. Ryan later left the Bulldogs to play in the 1999 NRL season for the North Queensland Cowboys.


  1. ^ Rugby League Project
  2. ^ Matthew Ryan at