Podcast: Ryan Hall on England, NRL and life after league

Josh McAllister
Ryan Hall

Ryan Hall is this week’s guest on the Love Rugby League podcast as he discusses his time in the NRL, his England call up and life after league.

Meanwhile, Drew Darbyshire and Josh McAllister go through all the latest news and results – including the good, the bad and the ugly from the weekend.

As always, disciplinary continues to be the hot topic of discussion. This week, Wigan’s Kaide Ellis has been hit with a five-match ban following Wigan’s defeat to Catalans. Jordan Dezaria had his charge reduced and was hit with a three-match ban. 

Hall began his career at Leeds, making his professional debut in 2007 having joined their academy the year before.

Hall won six Super League Grand Finals and two Challenge Cup titles with the Rhinos. He scored 234 tries during his 12-year stint with the club.

He became the club’s fifth highest all-time try scorer during his spell with the club. The winger went on to make more than 300 appearances before making the switch to NRL. 

Ryan Hall discusses time Down Under

He joined Sydney Roosters ahead of the 2019 season, making his debut against Brisbane in round 10. Injuries limited Hall to just 11 games for the Roosters before returning to England with Hull KR.

He joined Tony Smith’s side initially on a two-year deal ahead of the 2021 Super League season.

The 34-year-old earned another call up to the England squad in 2022, named by head coach Shaun Wane. It comes four years after earning the most recent of his 38 England caps. He was one of the headline names included in Wane’s first training squad of 2022. 

Super League’s second-highest try scorer, Hall has not played for his country since a Test against New Zealand at Denver in 2018.

He impressed in 2021 scoring 16 tries in 21 fixtures, and being a part of the Hull KR side that made the semi-finals. The Great Britain international sits down with George Riley in this week’s podcast.

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Also on the podcast

Chris Thorman on Cumbrian Super League team, mergers and NRL dreams

Ryan Brierley on his Toronto nightmare and emotional Salford move

Kyle Amor on the disciplinary and his future

John Bateman on his journey from young kid from Bradford to superstar