Matt Ryan (rugby league)
|Full name||Matthew Ryan|
13 June 1988 |
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
|Height||198 cm (6 ft 6 in)|
|Weight||101 kg (15 st 13 lb)|
|Position||Second-row, Lock, Centre, Prop|
|As of 26 September 2015
Source: Rugby League Project, Love Rugby League
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
2008-2010: Early playing career
2011: Move to Parramatta
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."
2012: First grade debut
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.
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)
Ryan joined the Bradford Bulls for the rest of the 2015 season.
2015 - 2015
Statistics do not include pre-season friendlies.
|2015 Bradford Bulls||5||1||0||0||4|
- Glenn Jackson (3 August 2012). "Ryan squares off with house mate as he tries to tame Tigers". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 11 August 2012.
- Profile at Parramatta Eels