Ryan Hoffman

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Ryan Hoffman
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Personal information
Born (1984-01-26) 26 January 1984 (age 32)
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Height 192 cm (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 103 kg (16 st 3 lb) [1]
Playing information
Position Second-row, Lock
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2003–10 Melbourne Storm 170 41 0 0 164
2011 Wigan Warriors 34 11 0 0 44
2012–14 Melbourne Storm 75 18 0 0 72
2015– New Zealand Warriors 35 4 0 0 16
Total 314 74 0 0 296
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2006–14 NSW City 7 1 0 0 4
2007–15 New South Wales 14 0 0 0 0
2007–14 Australia 6 0 0 0 0
As of 23 July 2016
Source: [2]

Ryan Hoffman (born 26 January 1984 in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory) is an Australian professional rugby league footballer who currently plays for, and captains, the New Zealand Warriors in the National Rugby League.

Early life[edit]

Hoffman's father, Jay Hoffman, played professional football for the Canberra Raiders, representing Queensland in the pre-Origin era.[3][4] Hoffman attended the renowned rugby league school St Gregory's College in Campbelltown, New South Wales.[5]

Club career[edit]

Melbourne Storm (2003-2010)[edit]

Hoffman and Clint Newton in 2007 celebrating after a win for Melbourne

Hoffman started his NRL career with the Melbourne Storm in 2003. In 2006, his improving form led to him being selected for the New South Wales City Origin side for the first time. It also earned him the Storm's Forward of the Year award. In addition, he was named in the second row for Melbourne Storm's team of the decade.[6]

Following the 2006 NRL Grand Final loss to the Brisbane Broncos, Hoffman sat in the middle of Telstra Stadium in tears, an image which was printed in newspapers all around Australia.[7]

In 2007, Hoffman was part of the Melbourne team which won the Grand Final, defeating Manly by 34–8. He played in the 2009 NRL Grand Final defeat of the Parramatta Eels, scoring the opening try.[8] Hoffman has won two grand finals.

Wigan Warriors (2011)[edit]

In July 2010, Hoffman signed with Super League club Wigan Warriors, where he was given the #16 shirt and replaced Phil Bailey at second-row.[9][10] Hoffman scored on his first-grade debut for the side at the season-opening Magic Weekend event against the club's rivals, St Helens RLFC.[11] He then featured in the 2011 World Club Challenge where Wigan lost 15–21 to St George Illawarra Dragons in their first home game of the season.[12] In Rounds 4 and 5, Hoffman scored a try apiece against Hull and Huddersfield Giants respectively.[13][14] Another try at Hull Kingston Rovers in Round 9 made his record four tries from ten starting games for Wigan.[15] Hoffman played for Wigan in the 2011 Challenge Cup Final at second-row forward, helping the side to defeat Leeds 28-18.

Melbourne Storm (2012-2014)[edit]

Hoffman signed a new deal to return to the NRL and the Melbourne Storm in 2012. He played in their 2012 Premiership victory over Canterbury-Bankstown, scoring the first try.

He set up the first try for teammate Billy Slater in the 2013 World Club Challenge victory over Leeds.[16]

New Zealand Warriors (2015-present)[edit]

On May 7 2014 Hoffman announced that he had signed a 3-year deal with the New Zealand Warriors, worth an estimated $1.6 million.[17]

On February 17 2016, Hoffman was named the new club captain, after incumbent captain Simon Mannering stepped down from the role. Hoffman is the second Australian to have captained the New Zealand club, after Steve Price.

Representative career[edit]

While attending Campbelltown St. Gregory's College, Hoffman played for the Australian Schoolboys team in 2002.[18]

He was named as the 18th man for Australia in the 2007 ANZAC Test against New Zealand. In October, 2007, he was selected in the run-on side for the Centenary Test against New Zealand in Wellington.

Again as 18th man, Hoffman was on stand-by for the 2007 New South Wales State of Origin Team in game 1 of the series. He was selected on the bench in game 2 and 3 of the same series.

In 2008, Hoffman was named in the New South Wales starting side in all three Origin matches.

In August, 2008, he was named in the preliminary 46-man Kangaroos squad for the 2008 Rugby League World Cup.[19][20]

He was selected for City in the City vs Country match on 8 May 2009.[21]

Personal life[edit]

He is married to Mel Hoffman, who used to blog for the Melbourne Storm. He is a republican.

Statistics[edit]

NRL[edit]

Statistics are correct to the end of the 2014 season [22]
Denotes seasons in which Hoffman won an NRL Premiership
Denotes seasons in which Hoffman won an NRL Premiership that was later stripped
Season Team Matches T G GK % F/G Pts W L D W-L %
2003 Melbourne 13 2 0 0 8 7 6 0 53.8
2004 Melbourne 20 2 0 0 8 10 10 0 50.0
2005 Melbourne 23 4 0 0 16 12 11 0 52.2
2006 Melbourne 27 10 0 0 40 22 5 0 81.5
2007 Melbourne 25 10 0 0 40 23 2 0 92.0
2008 Melbourne 21 4 0 0 16 17 4 0 81.0
2009 Melbourne 25 6 0 0.0 0 24 16 8 1 66.0
2010 Melbourne 16 3 0 0.0 0 12 10 6 0 62.5
2012 Melbourne 27 11 0 0 44 20 7 0 74.1
2013 Melbourne 24 4 0 0 16 16 7 1 68.8
2014 Melbourne 24 3 0 0 12 13 11 0 54.2
Career totals 245 59 0 0.00 0 236 166 77 2 68.16

* = Unfinished season

State of Origin[edit]

[23]
Denotes seasons in which Hoffman won a State of Origin Series
Season Team Matches T G GK % F/G Pts W L D W-L %
2007 New South Wales 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 50.0
2008 New South Wales 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 33.3
2013 New South Wales 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 33.3
2014 New South Wales 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 66.7
2015 New South Wales 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 33.3
Career totals 11 0 0 0 0 5 6 0 45.45

Australia[edit]

[24]
Season Team Matches T G GK % F/G Pts W L D W-L %
2007 Australia 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 100
2008 Australia 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 100
2009 Australia 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 75.0
2010 Australia - - - - - - - - -
2011 Australia - - - - - - - - -
2012 Australia 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 100
2013 Australia - - - - - - - - -
2014 Australia 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
2015 Australia - - - - - - - - -
Career totals 6 0 0 0 0 4 1 1 66.67

Honours[edit]

Melbourne Storm

  • 2006 Grand Final Runners-Up
  • 2007 Grand Final Winners (Stripped)
  • 2008 Grand Final Runners-Up
  • 2009 Grand Final Winners (Stripped)
  • 2012 Grand Final Winners
  • 2013 World Club Challenge Winners

Wigan Warriors

  • 2011 World Club Challenge Runners-Up
  • 2011 Challenge Cup

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "Wigan Warriiors Player Profile Ryan Hoffman". web page. wiganwarriors.com. Retrieved 16 August 2011. 
  2. ^ Ryan Hoffman rugbyleagueproject.org
  3. ^ "Origin teams for game two". Queensland Rugby League. Retrieved 2007-10-30. 
  4. ^ "So it is a family game, after all". The Sydney Morning Herald. 17 April 2004. Retrieved 2008-10-06. 
  5. ^ "School of NRL success". Camden-Narellan Advertiser. 13 March 2012. Retrieved 29 December 2015. 
  6. ^ "Team of the Decade". Melbourne Storm official site. 13 November 2012. Retrieved 29 December 2015. 
  7. ^ "Champion of champions". australiantimes.com.au. 12 February 2010. Retrieved 29 December 2015. 
  8. ^ "NRL grand final". ABC News. 4 September 2009. Retrieved 29 December 2015. 
  9. ^ Lucius, Adam. "Storm lose rep pair". Sportal Australia. Retrieved 5 May 2011. 
  10. ^ "Warriors Announce 2011 Squad Numbers". Wigan Warriors. Retrieved 5 May 2011. 
  11. ^ Bott, Richard (14 February 2011). "St Helens 16 Wigan 16: Wilkin finds spark as Saints haul back Warriors". Daily Mail. Retrieved 5 May 2011. 
  12. ^ "Wigan Warriors 15-21 St George Illawarra Dragons". BBC. 27 February 2011. Retrieved 5 May 2011. 
  13. ^ "Wigan 14 Hull 12: Charnley rescues 12-man Warriors with second-half tries". Daily Mail. 15 March 2011. Retrieved 5 May 2011. 
  14. ^ Stewart, Rob (18 March 2011). "Huddersfield Giants 6 Wigan Warriors 20: match report". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 5 May 2011. 
  15. ^ "Hull KR 16-28 Wigan". BBC. 15 April 2011. Retrieved 5 May 2011. 
  16. ^ http://wwos.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=8615807
  17. ^ "Storm's Ryan Hoffman to sign for NZ Warriors". stuff.co.nz. 7 May 2014. Retrieved 29 December 2015. 
  18. ^ "SportingPulse Homepage for Australian Secondary Schools Rugby League". SportingPulse. Retrieved 2008-10-10. 
  19. ^ Liam FitzGibbon (1 August 2008). "Surprises in Kangaroos squad". "Fox Sports News (Australia)". Retrieved 2008-08-02. 
  20. ^ "Veteran Lockyer named in Australian squad". International Herald Tribune. 1 August 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-02. 
  21. ^ Balym, Todd (3 May 2009). "Blues halfback duel in two as Mitchell Pearce misses selection". Fox Sports. Retrieved 2009-05-03. 
  22. ^ Ryan Hoffman's player profile at Rugby League Tables
  23. ^ Ryan Hoffman's Representative player profile at Rugby League Project
  24. ^ Ryan Hoffman's International player profile at Rugby League Project

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