Ryan Hall (rugby league)

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Ryan Hall
Ryan Hall Leeds Rhinos.jpg
Personal information
Full name Ryan Lee Hall
Born (1987-11-27) 27 November 1987 (age 29)
Rothwell, West Yorkshire, England
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)[1]
Weight 16 st 7 lb (105 kg)[1]
Playing information
Position Wing, Centre
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2007– Leeds Rhinos 280 212 0 0 848
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2009–16 England 31 31 0 0 124
As of 31 March 2017

Ryan Lee Hall (born 27 November 1987) is an English professional rugby league player who currently plays for Leeds in the Super League. An England international representative winger, he has played his entire professional career to date with Leeds, having won the 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2015 Super League Grand Finals with them. In 2014 he was part of the Leeds team that won the Challenge Cup and was the winner of the Lance Todd Trophy.

Early years[edit]

Hall joined the Leeds Academy in 2006 after being spotted playing for amateur club the Oulton Raiders by former Leeds coach John Daly. Daly contacted the then Academy boss John Bastian, who quickly invited Hall to the club for trials. He made eight appearances for the Junior Academy team in his debut season, before quickly being selected for the Senior Academy team. He made eleven appearances for the Senior Academy team & scored three tries, including the Senior Academy Grand Final victory over Hull F.C.

Professional playing career[edit]

2000s[edit]

Hall made his Super League début coming off the bench at the 2007 Millennium Magic weekend at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff in the controversial 42-38 victory over Bradford. Hall made his first start a fortnight later in the defeat at Hull F.C. & went on to make nine first team appearances in 2007, scoring three tries. He was not selected for Leeds 33-6 2007 Super League Grand Final victory against St. Helens though.

In 2008, Hall made sixteen appearances & scored nine tries, including a try in the 24-16 2008 Super League Grand Final victory, again against St. Helens.

In 2009, Hall became a regular in Leeds' first team as the team went on to win their third Grand Final in a row, 18-10, again against St. Helens. Hall ended 2009 as the season's top try-scorer, with 31 tries in just 30 games in all competitions. He was named Young Player of the Year, as well as runner-up in the Player of the Year award. Hall received the Rugby League International Federation's Rookie of the Year award for 2009.[2]

2010s[edit]

In 2010, Hall scored 31 tries in 33 appearances & was named in the Super League Dream Team for the second year in a row and featured in the 2010 World Club Challenge and 2010 Challenge Cup Final for Leeds.

He earned a place in the England squad for the 2010 Four Nations tournament and although injury ruled him out of the first Test against New Zealand, he returned for the final game against Papua New Guinea. He also represented England in their 60-6 win over France.

Hall played on the wing for Leeds in the 2011 Challenge Cup final, scoring two tries in the loss to Wigan.

Hall was also selected for the 2011 Four Nations, scoring 2 tries against Australia at Wembley in a 20-36 loss.

On 17 February 2012 Hall confirmed his standing as one of the premier wingers in rugby league when he scored 2 tries - including an 95-metre intercept try - and was named man-of-the-match in Leeds' 26-12 defeat of Australian champions, the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles in the 2012 World Club Challenge played at the home venue of the Rhinos, Headingley Carnegie Stadium.[3] Throughout the year he showed outstanding form, which earnt him the award of being named the 'World's Best Winger'.[4]

In 2013, Ryan was selected to help England's causes in the 2013 Rugby League World Cup. He was one of the best players in the Tournament, earning himself a place on the wing in the RLIF team of the year. He scored eight tries in five matches for England. He has now scored 21 tries in 20 games for England which is a new record.[5]

In 2014, Ryan signed a new five-year deal for the Leeds Rhinos. In the 2014 Challenge Cup final, Hall scored two tries as Leeds beat Castleford 23–10 and was voted the winner of the Lance Todd Trophy.[6]

In November 2014, Hall played in the 2014 Four Nations. He was England's top try scorer in the tournament, scoring three tries. He scored his fifth try in four test matches against Australia, and he scored a double against New Zealand.

In October 2015, Hall was picked in a 24-man England squad to play against New Zealand in a three-match test-series. Beforehand though, England played a test match against France in Leigh. Hall scored two tries in a match where England would go on to dominate their opponents and thereon create a new record for the biggest winning margin against the 'Les Tricolores'.

The following year, Hall was picked in England's 24-man squad for the 2016 Four Nations. On October 22, 2016, Hall extended his England try scoring record, scoring another two tries against France in Avignon. In the Four Nations, Hall scored one try in each of England's games to keep his try scoring record for his country in as many appearances.

Hall leaving the pitch at Headingley after beating Catalan Dragons 27-20 in the 2009 Superleague playoff semi final
Hall playing for Leeds in 2015
Hall while playing for England at the 2013 World Cup

International Test caps[edit]

Matches do not include friendly matches or International Origin matches as these are 'unofficial' test matches.[7]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 13 June 2009 Stade Jean-Bouin, Paris, France  France 12–66 Win Test match
2 23 October 2009 Keepmoat Stadium, Doncaster, England  France 34–12 Win 2009 Four Nations
3 31 October 2009 DW Stadium, Wigan, England  Australia 16–26 Loss 2009 Four Nations
4 7 November 2009 Galpharm Stadium, Huddersfield, England  New Zealand 20–12 Win 2009 Four Nations
5 14 November 2009 Elland Road, Leeds, England  Australia 16–46 Loss 2009 Four Nations
6 12 June 2010 Leigh Sports Village, Leigh, England  France 60–6 Win Test match
7 6 November 2010 Eden Park, Auckland, New Zealand  Papua New Guinea 36–10 Win 2010 Four Nations
8 21 October 2011 Parc des Sports, Avignon, France  France 18–32 Win Test match
9 29 October 2011 Leigh Sports Village, Leigh, England  Wales 42–4 Win 2011 Four Nations
10 5 November 2011 Wembley Stadium, London, England  Australia 20–36 Loss 2011 Four Nations
11 12 November 2011 KC Stadium, Hull, England  New Zealand 28–6 Win 2011 Four Nations
12 19 November 2011 Elland Road, Leeds, England  Australia 8–30 Loss 2011 Four Nations
13 27 October 2012 Racecourse Ground, Wrexham, Wales  Wales 12–80 Win 2012 Autumn International Series
14 3 November 2012 MS3 Craven Park, Hull, England  France 44–6 Win 2012 Autumn International Series
15 11 November 2012 Salford City Stadium, Salford, England  France 48–4 Win 2012 Autumn International Series
16 26 October 2013 Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, Wales  Australia 20–28 Loss 2013 Rugby League World Cup
17 2 November 2013 John Smith's Stadium, Huddersfield, England  Ireland 42–0 Win 2013 Rugby League World Cup
18 9 November 2013 KC Stadium, Hull, England  Fiji 34–12 Win 2013 Rugby League World Cup
19 16 November 2013 DW Stadium, Wigan, England  France 34–6 Win 2013 Rugby League World Cup
20 23 November 2013 Wembley Stadium, London, England  New Zealand 18–20 Loss 2013 Rugby League World Cup
21 25 October 2014 Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, Australia  Samoa 32–26 Win 2014 Four Nations
22 2 November 2014 AAMI Park, Melbourne, Australia  Australia 16–12 Loss 2014 Four Nations
23 8 November 2014 Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin, New Zealand  New Zealand 16–14 Loss 2014 Four Nations
24 24 October 2015 Leigh Sports Village, Leigh, England  France 84–4 Win Test match
25 1 November 2015 KC Stadium, Hull, England  New Zealand 26–12 Win Baskerville Shield
26 7 November 2015 Olympic Stadium, London, England  New Zealand 2–9 Loss Baskerville Shield
27 14 November 2015 DW Stadium, Wigan, England  New Zealand 20–14 Win Baskerville Shield
28 22 October 2016 Parc des Sports, Avignon, France  France 6–40 Win Test match
29 29 October 2016 John Smith's Stadium, Huddersfield, England  New Zealand 16–17 Loss 2016 Four Nations
30 5 November 2016 Ricoh Arena, Coventry, England  Scotland 38–12 Win 2016 Four Nations
31 13 November 2016 London Stadium, London, England  Australia 18–36 Loss 2016 Four Nations

International tries[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 13 June 2009 Stade Jean-Bouin, Paris, France  France 12–66 Win Test match
2 23 October 2009 Keepmoat Stadium, Doncaster, England  France 34–12 Win 2009 Four Nations
3 21 October 2011 Parc des Sports, Avignon, France  France 18–32 Win Test match
4 5 November 2011 Wembley Stadium, London, England  Australia 20–36 Loss 2011 Four Nations
5
6 12 November 2011 KC Stadium, Hull, England  New Zealand 28–6 Win 2011 Four Nations
7 5 November 2011 Elland Road, Leeds, England  Australia 8–30 Loss 2011 Four Nations
8 27 October 2012 Racecourse Ground, Wrexham, Wales  Wales 12–80 Win 2012 Autumn International Series
9
10 11 November 2012 Salford City Stadium, Salford, England  France 48–4 Win 2012 Autumn International Series
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12
13
14 26 October 2013 Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, Wales  Australia 20–28 Loss 2013 Rugby League World Cup
15 2 November 2013 John Smith's Stadium, Huddersfield, England  Ireland 42–0 Win 2013 Rugby League World Cup
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18 9 November 2013 KC Stadium, Hull, England  Fiji 34–12 Win 2013 Rugby League World Cup
19
20 16 November 2013 DW Stadium, Wigan, England  France 34–6 Win 2013 Rugby League World Cup
21
22 2 November 2014 AAMI Park, Melbourne, Australia  Australia 16–12 Loss 2014 Four Nations
23 8 November 2014 Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin, New Zealand  New Zealand 16–14 Loss 2014 Four Nations
24
25 24 October 2015 Leigh Sports Village, Leigh, England  France 84–4 Win Test match
26
27 22 October 2016 Parc des Sports, Avignon, France  France 6–40 Win Test match
28
29 29 October 2016 John Smith's Stadium, Huddersfield, England  New Zealand 16–17 Loss 2016 Four Nations
30 5 November 2016 Ricoh Arena, Coventry, England  Scotland 38–12 Win 2016 Four Nations
31 13 November 2016 London Stadium, London, England  Australia 18–36 Loss 2016 Four Nations

Honours[edit]

Domestic[edit]

International[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Ryan Hall Leeds Rhinos". www.superleague.co.uk. Rugby Football League. 2015. Retrieved 18 July 2015. 
  2. ^ "Awards". Rugby League International Federation. Rugby League International Federation. Archived from the original on 3 October 2011. Retrieved 5 December 2013. 
  3. ^ Mascord, Steve (19 February 2012). "Rhinos trample Wolfman in his comeback game". The Sydney Morning Herald. Archived from the original on 24 February 2012. Retrieved 19 February 2012. 
  4. ^ trevor Baxter (23 October 2012). "Great Hall's on fire: Ryan's named the game's best winger - now for the World Cup!". Daily Mirror. 
  5. ^ "Ryan Hall is a record breaker". Express. 3 November 2013. 
  6. ^ "Challenge Cup final: Castleford Tigers 10-23 Leeds Rhinos". BBC Sport. 23 August 2014. 
  7. ^ "Ryan Hall Career Stats & Summary". RUGBY LEAGUE project. RUGBY LEAGUE project. Retrieved 22 October 2016. 

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