Bruce Ryan

Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Full Name
Bruce Loyola Ryan
Born
Thursday, 7th July, 1921
Died
Tuesday, 25th June, 2002 (Aged 80 years and 353 days)
Place Of Birth
Newtown, New South Wales, Australia

Biography

Champion GPS sprinter used his speed to great effect on the wing for Newtown in the 1940s. Ryan, who spent a short time with Toowoomba before the outbreak of World War II, played in Newtown's thrashing of Norths in the 1943 grand final. He spent the 1947-48 season playing for Leeds in England and was later a first grade coach at Norths (1956). Ryan was the arbiter of the Australian selection panel in the early 1970s.

- ALAN WHITICKER

Career Statistics

All statistics shown in this section are based only on data available in the RLP database, and are not necessarily a complete and/or 100% accurate representation of a player's career. This information should be used as a guide only. If you see a question mark (?), it denotes that the figure is not available.

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Competitions

Competition   App T G   FG Pts W L D Win %  
NRL 38 27 1   - 83 22 13 3 57.89% List
NRL Finals 3 1 -   - 3 1 2 0 33.33% List
City vs Country Firsts 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% List


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Sydney Firsts 1941 1 2 -   - 6 0 1 0 0.00% List
Army Firsts 1943 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
NSW City Firsts 1946 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% List
Overall 1941-1946 3 2 0   0 6 1 2 0 33.33% List


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Newtown NSWRFL 1941 12 10 -   - 30 4 6 2 33.33% List
Newtown NSWRFL 1943 11 9 -   - 27 8 2 1 72.73% List
Newtown NSWRFL 1944 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
Newtown NSWRFL 1946 13 8 -   - 24 9 4 0 69.23% List
Newtown NSWRFL 1947 1 - 1   - 2 1 0 0 100.00% List
Overall 1941-1947 38 27 1   0 83 22 13 3 57.89% List

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Newtown 1941, 1943-44, 1946-47 38 27 1   - 83 22 13 3 57.89% List
Overall 1941-1947 38 27 1   0 83 22 13 3 57.89% List

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Newtown 1941-1944 3 1 -   - 3 1 2 0 33.33% List
Overall 1943-1944 3 1 0   0 3 1 2 0 33.33% List

Your Say

Raymond Fletcher says: Ryan played for Hull from 1947 to 1950. Scored 60 tries in 84 matches. Transferred to Leeds in 1950 for a then record £4,750 and scored 42 tries in 57 matches over two seasons. (06/01/2012)

Anonymous says: Bruce Ryan was a great favourite at the Boulevard, Hull,before moving to Leeds.
He was my first Rugby League Hero, when I was a young boy.
Reginald Mann (13/11/2014)

James Fisher. says: I can confirm that Bruce Ryan played for Hull FC from 1947-1950 before transferring to Leeds.Was there ,aged 10, among the estimated 4000 crowd at Paragon station when he arrived in Hull. He became my favourite Hull player and I went to almost every home match he played in during his 3 seasons at the club. (23/10/2018)

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