Tommy Ryan

Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Full Name
Thomas Alfred Ryan
Born
1930
Place Of Birth
Inverell, New South Wales, Australia

Biography

Blockbusting centre/winger came to St George from Inverell. A boarder at St Joseph's College Hunter’s Hill, Ryan was graded by the Dragons in 1950. Selected for the 1952-53 Kangaroos, he made his Test debut in the Third Test against England after switching to the wing and scored two tries in Australia's 27-7 victory. Ryan went on to play in all three Tests against France and crossed for 24 tries in 20 matches on tour. Although he did not represent NSW in an interstate match (or Australia again for that matter), Ryan scored 6 tries for NSW against the American 'All-Stars' team in 1953. He played in both the 1956-57 grand final victories for St George and took his try-scoring prowess to record heights, top-scoring in 1956 (18t) and 1957 (26t) - the latter a club record that still stands.

- ALAN WHITICKER

Career Statistics

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Competitions

Competition   App T G   FG Pts W L D Win %  
NRL 95 79 -   - 237 65 28 2 68.42% List
NRL Finals 9 7 -   - 21 6 3 0 66.67% List
Country Carnival 5 5 -   - 15 4 0 1 80.00% List
City vs Country Firsts 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% List
Tour Matches Australia 4 4 -   - 12 2 2 0 50.00% List
Test Series 4 4 -   - 6 2 2 0 50.00% List
The Ashes 1 2 -   - 12 1 0 0 100.00% List
Tour Matches New South Wales Firsts 1 6 -   - 18 1 0 0 100.00% List


International

Test Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1952-53 4 4 -   - 12 2 2 0 50.00% List
Overall 1952-1953 4 4 0   0 12 2 2 0 50.00% List


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Possibles (AU) 1951-52 2 3 -   - 9 2 0 0 100.00% List
Sydney Firsts 1952-53, 1956 3 1 -   - 3 3 0 0 100.00% List
NSW City Firsts 1952 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% List
NSW City Seconds 1953, 1956 2 - -   - - 2 0 0 100.00% List
NSW Firsts 1953 1 6 -   - 18 1 0 0 100.00% List
Riverina 1954 1 2 -   - 6 0 0 1 0.00% List
NSW Country Seconds 1954 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% List
Metropolis 1957 1 1 -   - 3 1 0 0 100.00% List
Overall 1951-1957 12 13 0   0 39 11 0 1 91.67% List


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
St George NSWRFL 1951 14 3 -   - 9 7 6 1 50.00% List
St George NSWRFL 1952 11 14 -   - 42 6 5 0 54.55% List
St George NSWRFL 1953 18 11 -   - 33 11 7 0 61.11% List
St George NSWRFL 1955 1 1 -   - 3 0 1 0 0.00% List
St George NSWRFL 1956 19 18 -   - 54 14 4 1 73.68% List
St George NSWRFL 1957 19 26 -   - 78 16 3 0 84.21% List
St George NSWRFL 1958 13 6 -   - 18 11 2 0 84.62% List
Overall 1951-1958 95 79 0   0 237 65 28 2 68.42% List

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
St George 1951-53, 1955-58 95 79 -   - 237 65 28 2 68.42% List
Riverina 1954 ? - -   - - ? ? ? ?  
Overall 1951-1958 ? 79 0   0 237 ? ? ? ?  

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
St George 1951, 1953, 1955-57 9 7 -   - 21 6 3 0 66.67% List
Overall 1951-1957 9 7 0   0 21 6 3 0 66.67% List

All Australian Club Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
St George 1951-53, 1955-58 99 82 -   - 246 69 28 2 69.70% List
Riverina 1954 ? - -   - - ? ? ? ?  
Overall 1951-1958 ? 82 0   0 246 ? ? ? ?  

Your Say

Ellie Ryan says: i am his granddaughter and i cant belive thomas alfred ryan (my pop) holds a record!!!! (27/03/2012)

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