Ryan James (rugby league)

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Ryan James
Ryan James.jpg
Personal information
Born (1991-07-20) 20 July 1991 (age 26)
Tweed Heads, New South Wales, Australia
Height 193 cm (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 111 kg (17 st 7 lb)
Playing information
Position Prop, Second-row
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2010– Gold Coast Titans 110 23 0 0 92
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2011–16 Indigenous All Stars 4 0 0 0 0
2013–15 Country Origin 2 0 0 0 0
As of 26 March 2017
Source: [1]

Ryan James (born 20 July 1991) is an Australian professional rugby league footballer who currently plays for the Gold Coast Titans of the National Rugby League. His position is primarily as a prop but can also play second-row.

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Born in Tweed Heads, New South Wales into a family of Indigenous Australian descent (Bundjalung),[2] James played his junior rugby league for the Bilambil Jets. He attended Tweed River High School, where he represented the NSW CHS under 15's schoolboy team in 2006. In 2008 James, who attended Palm Beach Currumbin High School, played in the school's ARL Schoolboy Cup winning side. They defeated Matraville Sports High School 24-22 in the final with James winning the Peter Sterling Medal as player of the year. Later that year, he represented the Queensland Schoolboys, before being selected for the Australian Schoolboys.

Gold Coast Titans[edit]

James made his NRL debut in round 14 of the 2010 season for the Gold Coast Titans at Skilled Park. The Titans won 28-14 over the Manly Sea Eagles, with James starring on debut against Manly's more experienced forward pack.[3]

He played four matches in the 2010 NRL season, coming off the bench each time. He was named in the 2010 National Youth Competition team of the year in the second row.

James played in the 2011 All Stars match, coming off the bench for the Indigenous All Stars.

In round 1 of the 2016 NRL Finals Series James in the 74th minute of play had scored his 12th try of the season breaking the 76 year old record of most tries scored by a front rower in a single season.[4]

2017[edit]

After being named co-captain alongside new teammate Kevin Proctor, James signed a three-year extension with the Titans to keep him on the Gold Coast until the end of 2020.[5]

Statistics[edit]

Season Team Pld T G FG Pts
2010 Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans 4 - - - -
2011 Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans 14 - - - -
2012 Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans 3 - - - -
2013 Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans 22 3 - - 12
2014 Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans 4 1 - - 4
2015 Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans 21 5 - - 20
2016 Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans 25 12 - - 48
Totals 93 21 - - 84

(* denotes season still competing)

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