Glenn Ryan (rugby league)

Glenn Andrew Ryan (born 8 December 1962) is an Australian former professional rugby league footballer who played for Manly-Warringah and the Canberra Raiders in the NSWRL competition.

Glenn Ryan
Personal information
Full nameGlenn Andrew Ryan
Born (1962-12-08) 8 December 1962 (age 57)
Sydney, New South Wales
Playing information
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1983–90 Manly-Warringah 86 6 0 0 24
1991 Canberra Raiders 3 0 0 0 0
Total 89 6 0 0 24
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1989 NSW City 1 0 0 0 0
Source: [1]


Ryan was born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Playing careerEdit

Ryan debuted for Manly in 1983 and started on the bench in that year's grand final loss to Parramatta, in what was his sixth first-grade appearance.

A second-rower, he became a regular fixture in the Manly team in 1984 and 1985, before injury struck. He missed the entire 1986 season with a groin injury and made only three first-grade appearances in 1987 missing out on playing in the premiership winning team that year, after which he spent the off season in England playing for Hull Kingston Rovers.[2]

Ryan, who in 1989 represented NSW City in the annual City vs Country Origin fixture, continued playing for Manly until 1990.

He joined Canberra in 1991 and after only one season left to captain-coach local club Tuggeranong.[3]


  1. ^ Collis, Ian (2018). The A to Z of Rugby League Players. New Holland Publishers. ISBN 9781921024986.
  2. ^ "Raiders grab Gale, Ryan in second draft". The Canberra Times. 16 January 1991. p. 38. Retrieved 14 October 2018 – via National Library of Australia.
  3. ^ "Buffalos stampede into a better era". The Canberra Times. 20 March 1992. p. 2 (Rugby League Times). Retrieved 15 October 2018 – via National Library of Australia.

External linksEdit