MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 16: Ryan Hall of Leeds Rhinos is tackled during the World Club Challenge match between the Melbourne Storm and the Leeds Rhinos at AAMI Park on February 16, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

The Roosters have agreed to a two-year deal with England’s all-time leading try scorer Ryan Hall, who will join the club in 2019.

Hall will depart the Super League’sย Leeds Rhinos where he made his debut in 2007. The 30-year old scored 231 tries from 327 games and also won six grand finals with Leeds.

“Ryan has expressed a desire to test himself in the NRL, and we are pleased to have secured his services,”ย Roosters recruitment manager, Adam Hartigan toldย roosters.com.au.

“A natural finisher blessed with size, speed and strength, we believe that Ryan will be a terrific fit within our squad and we look forward to welcoming him to the Club later this year.”

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During England’s recent win over New Zealand in the Denver Test, Hall scored his 35th try for the country while winning his 38th England cap.

“I’ve had 12 amazing seasons as a Leeds Rhinos player and I’m immensely proud of what we’ve achieved,” Hall toldย BBC.

“Words cannot really do justice to how much representing my hometown club and enjoying so much success has meant to me.”

 

25 COMMENTS

  1. Wouldn’t surprise me if Roosters could afford having all the Australian, England and New Zealand players in their team. But also still have another $5 million remaining in their salary cap.

  2. Is he the same terrific fit that Joe Burgess was? Or any other English back to move to the NRL for that matter?

    • In all honesty, Hall towers above Joe Burgess. I just hope he hasn’t left it too late in his career to make the move down under as he would have killed it here when he was younger.
      Hopefully he still has most of the power and speed from his younger days.

    • Joe Burgess scored 2 tries in his debut for the Roosters in 2016 against Souths and 10 weeks later Souths, the “new transit lounge” nicked him from the Roosters. Then after playing 9 games for Souths he realized it was a dump of a club so he headed back to England.๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ‘Ž

      • Yep , Easts with their usual impatience could not wait for young Burgess to find his feet, same has Crichton, Burgess was really good for Souths, and Souths wanted him to stay, but he left due to homesickness, no doubt his stint with Easts distroyed his confidence, wouldn’t be the first time that as happened, i feel young Crichton may see himself in that same situation, I hope not cause he is a really good bloke.

        • Awww poor wittle penso, still sooking about Crichton coming to the mighty chooks. You really canโ€™t let it go can you? Boo fricketty hoo diddums

        • Don’t worry mate. Crichton is a stellar bloke who’s a key part of our plans next year. I disagree with my club’s treatment of Burgess, it was really unfair. But Angus knows what he’s in for, and isn’t moving across the world to do it either

    • Joe flourished for Souths when he crossed over & refused to stay as he already signed to go back to Wigan, Hall will do well shame itโ€™s at Eastโ€™s

    • No way in the world, Injury prone and washed up. The Roosters don’t need him and he would be a waste of cap space that they will need for Klemmer, Taupua and a couple of those Brisbane young Forwards plus Cleary and his understudy and that may only leave us about 400k under the cap after we sign those mentioned.๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘

    • Nah whoโ€™d want a slow, Elma Fudd lookalike ? Weโ€™ve plenty of youngsters to cover injury, as the titans found out last week

  3. This champion winger from England will be remembered at the end of his NRL career in the same category as Lydon, Offiah, Hanley and Schofield to name a few Englishmen backs who stamped their class on the Australian comp. This bloke is a big game winner and comes with some x factor. Also like Ferguson he is not shy in making plenty of metres coming out off his own goal line.๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

    • Sounds like another jealous Bulldog fan who’s own club is under massive salary cap pressure!

        • Oh please. Don’t be salty we ‘manage it better than most’. Ferguson going has freed up space, along with the space we already had. It’s the recruitment game mate, you snooze you lose

  4. Trust me he will rip i up next season in NRL , As to Lucas02 Never put Joe Burgess and Ryan Hall even in the same sentence. Just watch his highlights on youtube u Aussies Should know who he is, hes scored for England every time hes played you.

  5. Joe Burgess was still young and raw, didnโ€™t have the experience as Tomkins (did well imo, just injuries and home sickness got the best of him) did and Hall does, hadnt grown into his body like Hall, Watkins, McGillvary did etc. Although I will say he did very well in his stint at Souths. Hall is going to be a hand full, think Josh Mansour but probably a bit more powerful. Your backs now a days get you out of trouble and this man will do just that and then some.

  6. Zac Hardaker was the English Super League Iron Man, one year before going to Penrith. He was just great!
    Maybe the Roosters will enjoy that great success with Hall?

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