Bruce Ryan

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Career Stats & Summary

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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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% Match list
Army Firsts 1943 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% Match list
Overall 1941-1943 2 2 0   0 6 0 2 0 0.00% Match 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% Match list
Newtown NSWRFL 1943 11 9 -   - 27 8 2 1 72.73% Match list
Newtown NSWRFL 1944 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% Match list
Newtown NSWRFL 1946 13 8 -   - 24 9 4 0 69.23% Match list
Newtown NSWRFL 1947 ? - 1   - 2  
Overall 1941-1947 ? 27 1   0 83 ? ? ? ?  

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Newtown 1941, 1943-44, 1946 37 27 1   - 83 21 13 3 56.76% Match list
Overall 1941-1947 ? 27 1   0 83 ? ? ? ?  

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% Match list
Overall 1943-1944 3 1 0   0 3 1 2 0 33.33% Match 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)

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