However, his time with St George ended in sour fashion, and Ryles has told Australian magazine Rugby League Week about his treatment at the hands of their fans.
“I copped an absolute pizzling, you know what I mean?” he says. “Saints fans, they want to win a comp and it’s been a long time.
“They’ve all got their websites and they all get on there and as soon as you lose a game they’re into you and they just look for a scapegoat.
“People forget that in my last three years at the Dragons I got player of the year, come second, got player of the year and yet was still the most criticised bloke in the team.
“Work that out. After Trent (Barrett) left, there was only me and Browny (Nathan Brown) left to bag.
“God help them if they don’t win the comp this year.”