In between playing for the Sharks Ryan had a season in rugby union with the New South Wales Waratah's.
His arrival at the Jungle this year followed a lengthy wrangle as Wests Tigers were also in the chase for his signature, but his form throughout the, eventually, unsuccessful Super League campaign was one of the high spots for the Tigers.
Tiger's spokesman David Smart said: "Ryan was an immensely popular player last year and we feel that his re-signing will be really well received by our fans. He is strong on both attack and defence and his durability was shown in that he only missed one game for us, and that was through suspension. He was certainly one of the clubs stand out players playing at both stand off or centre.
"Ryan thoroughly enjoyed his time here and he felt the disappointment ofrelegation heavily. Now he is keen to help the Tigers back into the top flight and rejected opportunities to stay in Super League to do that."