Matt Ryan (rugby league)

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Matt Ryan
Matt Ryan Balmain.jpg
Personal information
Full name Matthew Ryan
Born (1988-06-13) 13 June 1988 (age 28)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Height 198 cm (6 ft 6 in)
Weight 101 kg (15 st 13 lb)
Playing information
Position Second-row, Lock, Centre, Prop
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2012–13 Parramatta Eels 24 4 0 0 16
2014–15 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 42 8 0 0 32
2015(loan) Featherstone Rovers 1 1 0 0 4
2015– Bradford Bulls 5 1 0 0 4
Total 72 14 0 0 56
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2012 Prime Minister's XIII 1 0 0 0 0
As of 26 September 2015
Source: Rugby League Project, Love Rugby League

Matthew Ryan (born 13 June 1988) is a rugby league footballer who currently plays for the Bradford Bulls in the Championship. He normally plays either Second-Row or Prop.

Early life[edit]

Ryan attended High School at Marist College Eastwood and graduated with the class of 2005. He was a North Ryde Hawks junior from the age of eight.

Rugby league career[edit]

2008-2010: Early playing career[edit]

Ryan played with the Wests Tigers in 2008 season of the National Youth Competition. After 2008, Ryan played for Balmain in New South Wales Cup for 2 seasons.[1]

2011: Move to Parramatta[edit]

Ryan came to Parramatta midway through the 2011 season, training with the first grade squad and playing in NSW Cup for feeder club Wentworthville. He said of the change of clubs, "Parramatta gave me an opportunity to go across there and be coached by Mooks. I couldn't say no. I always knew, in the back of my mind, that I was never really in the Tigers' plans. They had a good quality back row there. Nothing against the club, but I just had to go somewhere for a challenge, and change my attitude a bit."[1]

2012: First grade debut[edit]

Ryan made his NRL debut in Round 7 2012 against the Cronulla Sharks. Ryan scored his first try in Rd 8, against the Wests Tigers in his second first grade appearance. Ryan later re-signed with the Parramatta Eels for 2 years, until 2014.[2]


In June 2013, Ryan was one of 12 Parramatta players that were told that their futures at the club were uncertain by coach, Ricky Stuart.


In 2014, Matt traveled up to the Northern Hemisphere to play for Super League club, the Wakefield Trinity Wildcats. (For 2014 Super League season highlights, stats and results click on 2014 Super League season results)

Bradford Bulls[edit]

Ryan joined the Bradford Bulls for the rest of the 2015 season.

2015 - 2015

Ryan played in Qualifier 1 (Sheffield Eagles) to Qualifier 2 (Wakefield Trinity Wildcats) then in Qualifier 5 (Hull Kingston Rovers) to Qualifier 7 (Halifax). He scored against Halifax (1 try).

Statistics do not include pre-season friendlies.

Season Appearance Tries Goals F/G Points
2015 Bradford Bulls 5 1 0 0 4
Total 5 1 0 0 4


  1. ^ a b Glenn Jackson (3 August 2012). "Ryan squares off with house mate as he tries to tame Tigers". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 11 August 2012. 
  2. ^ Profile at Parramatta Eels

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