Super League’s top 10 all-time try scorers as Ryan Hall closes in on record

Drew Darbyshire
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Ryan Hall in action for Hull KR in 2024

Ryan Hall is edging closer to breaking Super League’s all-time try scoring record in what would be an extraordinary feat for the Hull KR veteran.

36-year-old Hall – who has agreed a deal to return to Leeds Rhinos in 2025 – added another to his tally in KR’s 40-20 victory against St Helens on Saturday afternoon, touching down in the corner with less than a minute of the Round 10 clash remaining.

Accordingly, he now needs just one more to draw level with former Rhinos team-mate Danny McGuire, who has led the way at the top of the chart for a number of years with 247.

Hall is currently on 246 tries, with Saturday afternoon’s effort against Saints bringing his sixth of the 2024 in league action, also scoring two in the Challenge Cup against Salford Red Devils which – for obvious reasons – don’t count towards the Super League tally. He now needs just two more to officially break the Super League record.

Leigh Leopards winger Josh Charnley is third on the list with 236 Super League tries to his name having also crossed the whitewash on Saturday against Castleford Tigers, and is also chasing the Super League record.

Although Charnley is 10 tries behind Hall currently, it’s fair to say the Leigh winger has more time on his side, turning 33 next month while KR flier Hall will turn 37 in November, with next season already confirmed as his last prior to hanging up his boots.

But for now, it’s almost nailed on that Hall will be the first to surpass Super League legend McGuire in the competition’s try-scoring history books.

In scoring his 326th try in the British game against Saints, Hall has also moved just one behind Shaun Edwards (327) in 21st place in the list of all-time scorers in the British game.

An ode to Ryan Hall: One of Super League’s greatest wingers

Hall would have probably had the try record already wrapped up if he hadn’t spent two seasons in the NRL with Sydney Roosters between 2019 and 2020, but who could begrudge him for having a crack Down Under?

The Yorkshireman has enjoyed a distinguished career at the highest level, winning six Super League titles, two Challenge Cups, two League Leaders’ Shields and two World Club Challenge titles whilst with Leeds Rhinos between 2007 and 2018.

Hall, who has won 42 caps for Great Britain and England, reached the Challenge Cup final with Hull KR last year, with the Robins going down to defeat against Leigh in golden point extra-time.

The England stalwart has also made the Super League Dream Team on four occasions. And whenever he does hang up his boots, he will be remembered as one of Super League’s greatest ever wingers.

The top 10 try scorers of the Super League era

Bold = Still playing in Super League

Italics = Still playing, but not in Super League

1. Danny McGuire (247)

2. Ryan Hall (246)

3. Josh Charnley (236)

4. Keith Senior (199)

= Paul Wellens (199)

6. Jermaine McGillvary (196)

7. Ryan Atkins (186)

8. Tommy Makinson (183)

9. Leon Pryce (173)

10. Luke Dorn (170)

Thanks to RFL statistician Dan Spencer and Rugby League Record Keepers’ Club

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