Ryan James (rugby league)
20 July 1991 |
Tweed Heads, New South Wales, Australia
|Height||193 cm (6 ft 4 in)|
|Weight||111 kg (17 st 7 lb)|
As of 26 March 2017
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.
Born in Tweed Heads, New South Wales into a family of Indigenous Australian descent (Bundjalung), 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
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.
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.
|2010||Gold Coast Titans||4||-||-||-||-|
|2011||Gold Coast Titans||14||-||-||-||-|
|2012||Gold Coast Titans||3||-||-||-||-|
|2013||Gold Coast Titans||22||3||-||-||12|
|2014||Gold Coast Titans||4||1||-||-||4|
|2015||Gold Coast Titans||21||5||-||-||20|
|2016||Gold Coast Titans||25||12||-||-||48|
(* denotes season still competing)
- Ryan James rugbyleagueproject.org
- MEDIA: Ryan James on #LeagueLife
- Koch, Dan (12 June 2010). "Sweet relief as Gold Coast Titans foil Manly". The Australian.
- "Ryan James re-signs with NRL Gold Coast Titans until 2020". Fox Sports. Retrieved 19 March 2017.