Jason Ryles

Playing Career

Vital Statistics

Born
Wednesday, 17th January, 1979
Current Age
45 years and 90 days
Place Of Birth
Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia

Biography

I’warra junior from Wollongong Wests made just seven appearances for the Dragons in 2000, all from the interchange bench. The promising forward came into his own in 2001, especially after suspensions to Kiwi Test prop Craig Smith and injury to Luke Bailey. Despite missing out on State of Origin selection, Ryles was openly touted as being an ideal utility forward on the Kangaroo Tour. (He was actually on the Dragons’ end of season trip to Bali when he and team-mate Mark Gasnier heard of their selections). Ryles made his Test debut as an interchange player in Australia’s 54-12 win over Papua New Guinea in Port Moresby the week before the Kangaroos left for England. The cancellation of the tour, due to concerns over travelling internationally following the September 11 terrorist attacks, was a bitter blow to the game but the young St George I’warra forward took a lot of the hysteria out of the debate when he was quoted as being prepared to ‘play in Afghanistan if they want me to.’ Subsequently, the tour was shortened to just three weeks with Ryles used from the interchange bench in Australia’s loss to Great Britain in the First Test in Huddersfield. Following a suspension to prop Jason Stevens Ryles was promoted to the Australian run-on side for the vital Second Test and rounded off an exceptional season with a final appearance off the bench in Australia’s Ashes-winning Third Test. Ryles made his State of Origin debut the following year and for four straight seasons (2002-05) he continued to build his reputation as an international class forward. Injuries at crucial stages of the 2006 season, however, resulted in Ryles missing all rep matches that year.
- ALAN WHITICKER

Playing Career Statistics

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Competitions

Competition   App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
NRL 248 16 -   - 64 132 111 5 53.23% List
City vs Country 3 - -   - - 1 2 0 33.33% List
NRL Finals 17 3 -   - 12 8 9 0 47.06% List
Test Series 3 - -   - - 2 1 0 66.67% List
The Ashes 3 - -   - - 2 1 0 66.67% List
Anzac Cup 5 - -   - - 3 2 0 60.00% List
State of Origin 8 - -   - - 5 2 1 62.50% List
Tri-Nations 8 - -   - - 5 2 1 62.50% List
Super League 21 2 -   - 8 12 9 0 57.14% List
Challenge Cup 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% List
World Club Challenge 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% List


International

Test Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 2001-02, 2004-05 14 - -   - - 10 3 1 71.43% List

International Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 2001-2004 1 1 -   - 4 1 0 0 100.00% List


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
NSW Country 2001, 2003, 2005 3 - -   - - 1 2 0 33.33% List
NSW 2002-05 8 - -   - - 5 2 1 62.50% List
Overall2001-2005 11 0 0   0 - 6 4 1 54.55% List


Club Career

NRL/NSWRL - By Year

Team Season App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
St Geo Illa NRL 2000 7 - -   - - 2 5 0 28.57% List
St Geo Illa NRL 2001 27 3 -   - 12 12 13 2 44.44% List
St Geo Illa NRL 2002 20 4 -   - 16 7 11 2 35.00% List
St Geo Illa NRL 2003 9 2 -   - 8 4 5 0 44.44% List
St Geo Illa NRL 2004 14 - -   - - 8 6 0 57.14% List
St Geo Illa NRL 2005 21 2 -   - 8 14 7 0 66.67% List
St Geo Illa NRL 2006 18 - -   - - 11 7 0 61.11% List
St Geo Illa NRL 2007 17 1 -   - 4 6 11 0 35.29% List
St Geo Illa NRL 2008 23 1 -   - 4 13 10 0 56.52% List
Sydney NRL 2010 26 - -   - - 16 10 0 61.54% List
Sydney NRL 2011 20 2 -   - 8 9 11 0 45.00% List
Melbourne NRL 2012 22 1 -   - 4 15 7 0 68.18% List
Melbourne NRL 2013 24 - -   - - 15 8 1 62.50% List

NRL/NSWRL - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
St Geo Illa 2000-08 156 13 -   - 52 77 75 4 49.36% List
Sydney 2010-11 46 2 -   - 8 25 21 0 54.35% List
Melbourne 2012-13 46 1 -   - 4 30 15 1 65.22% List
Overall2000-2013 248 16 0   0 64 132 111 5 53.23% List

English Career - By Year

Team Season App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Catalans 2009 22 2 -   - 8 13 9 0 59.09% List

English Career - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Catalans 2009 22 2 -   - 8 13 9 0 59.09% List

Your Say

  • Geoff Thomas
    31/03/2023

    A really good tough forward who formed a great front row partnership with Luke Bailey. Was very disappointed when they left the Dragons.

  • Geoff Thomas
    25/04/2023

    A great front rower for the Dragons. Tough and uncompromising. Was very disappointed when he left for the Roosters.

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Contributions: Rugby League Tables, Shawn Dollin, Andrew Ferguson, Alan Katzmann, Paul Carter, Greg Fiveash, Jason Ganter, Bill Bates

Sources: NRL Rugby League Yearbook 2002, NRL Rugby League Yearbook 2003, NRL Rugby League Yearbook 2004, NRL 2004 Official Rugby League Annual, NRL Rugby League Yearbook 2001, 2006 Official Rugby League Annual