Richie Myler

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Richie Myler
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Personal information
Full nameRichard David Myler[1]
Born (1990-05-21) 21 May 1990 (age 28)
Widnes, England
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight13 st 10 lb (87 kg) [2]
Playing information
PositionScrum-half
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2007 Widnes Vikings 2 0 1 0 0
2008–09 Salford City Reds 53 38 0 0 172
2010–15 Warrington Wolves 139 77 2 1 313
2016–17 Catalans Dragons 50 26 2 0 108
2018– Leeds Rhinos 31 10 5 1 51
Total 275 151 10 2 644
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2008–- England 7 8 9 0 50
2011 England Knights 1 1 0 0 4
As of 12 October 2018
Source: [3][4][5]

Richard David Myler (born 21 May 1990) is an English professional rugby league footballer who plays as a scrum-half for the Leeds Rhinos in the European Super League. He has played for England, and at club level for Widnes, Warrington, Salford and the Catalans Dragons.

Playing career[edit]

Widnes Vikings[edit]

Myler began his career with Widnes, playing two games in the 2007 season.

Salford: 2008-2009[edit]

Myler signed for Salford from Widnes on a three-year deal in 2008 and contributed to Salford winning the National League One title, scoring 25 tries in 32 appearances,[6] and winning numerous awards as well as the Co-Operative Player of the Year award. On 14 February 2009 Myler made his Super League début against Crusaders, scoring a try in a Salford victory.

Warrington: 2010-15[edit]

In 2009, he signed a four-year contract with Warrington worth around £200,000, making him the most expensive teenage signing in Rugby League history.[7] Myler was offered a new contract which allegedly would have made him the highest paid player in the history of Widnes. According to agent Martin Offiah he rejected the deal, instead favouring a four-year deal with Warrington.[8]

Catalans Dragons[edit]

In 2015, he declared he was interested in playing the NRL the next year as he wanted a new challenge. Manly were rumoured to want Myler after the departure of halves pairing Kieran Foran and Daly Cherry-Evans.[9][10] However, on 10 July 2015, it was confirmed that Myler would stay in the Super League, signing a two-year deal with Catalans Dragons from 2016.[11]

Leeds Rhinos[edit]

On 27 June 2017 it was confirmed Myler had signed a three-year deal to join Leeds Rhinos starting from the following season.[12]

Representative[edit]

Myler has represented both the Lancashire and England U-17s at Academy Level.

He was named in the England training squad for the 2008 Rugby League World Cup.[13] He was named in the England team to face Wales at the Keepmoat Stadium, Doncaster prior to England's departure for the 2008 Rugby League World Cup.[14] He made his England début in the victory over Wales on 10 October 2008.[15]

Myler represented England against France on 13 June 2009. He started the game as a scrum-half and scored 30 points in the 66-12 England victory.[16]

Myler was not called up to the England RL side for the Four Nations in 2011, however he was selected in the England Knights where he put in two man of the match performances but was still not called up.

Personal life[edit]

In March 2012 Myler became engaged to then Blue Peter presenter Helen Skelton.[17] They married in December 2013,[18] and Skelton gave birth to their first child, a boy named Ernie, on 19 June 2015.[19] On 27 November 2016, Skelton revealed she was expecting their second child, due in Spring 2017. their second son, Louis was born in April 2017.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Richard David Myler". Companies House. Retrieved 5 December 2017.
  2. ^ "Our England our Team England rugby league the official website". web page. The Rugby Football League Limited. Archived from the original on 8 October 2011. Retrieved 17 August 2011.
  3. ^ "Profile at loverugbyleague.com". loverugbyleague.com. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  5. ^ "England Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl.co.uk. 31 December 2017. Archived from the original on 13 December 2013. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  6. ^ "Myler Battle". Sunday Mirror. London: Trinity Mirror. 19 April 2009.
  7. ^ Murphy, Connor (2009-09-07). "Smith excited to work with new boys". Warrington Guardian. Retrieved 2011-08-21.
  8. ^ "Richie Myler rejects Salford mega deal". The Mirror.com. 2009-06-23. Retrieved 2009-06-23.
  9. ^ "England halfback Richie Myler keen for NRL switch next season". The Sydney Morning Herald. 2015-04-12. Retrieved 2015-08-09.
  10. ^ "Manly Sea Eagles in market for Super League international halfback Richie Myler". Fox Sports. 2015-07-06. Retrieved 2015-08-09.
  11. ^ "Warrington half-back Richie Myler to join Catalans Dragons in 2016". Sky Sports. 2015-07-10. Retrieved 2015-07-27.
  12. ^ "Richie Myler: Leeds Rhinos sign half-back from Catalans Dragons". bbc.co.uk. 27 June 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  13. ^ "Myler gets England call". England Rugby League. 2008-09-29. Archived from the original on 2008-10-07. Retrieved 2008-10-03.
  14. ^ "Gleeson to lead new-look England". BBC. 2008-10-09. Retrieved 2008-10-10.
  15. ^ "England warm up in style". Sky Sports. 2008-10-10. Archived from the original on 2008-10-13. Retrieved 2008-10-11.
  16. ^ "France 12-66 England:Richie Myler stars as Lions romp to victory". The Mirror.com. 2009-06-14. Retrieved 2009-06-23.
  17. ^ White, Steve (2012-03-13). ""I am a very lucky lady!": Helen Skelton's delight at getting engaged". Daily Mirror. Retrieved 2012-03-17.
  18. ^ Watts, Halina (22 December 2013). "BT Sport beauty Helen Skelton ties the knot with rugby league star Richie Myler". Mirror TV. Retrieved 2 January 2014.
  19. ^ "Former Blue Peter presenter Helen Skelton welcomes baby boy". Digital Spy. 21 June 2015. Retrieved 22 June 2015.

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