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Matthew Ryan


One of the Bulldogs most gifted attacking players, topped Super League tryscorers' table last year.  Big stride, deceptive pace, has ability to break tackles and play powerfully in defence.  Has had several major interruptions to career due to injury.  Released by the Bulldogs in 1998.  Signed up by North Queensland Cowboys.

Date of birth: 15 Sep 1969
Place: Caringbah, NSW
1st season at club: 1989
1st Grade games for 'Dogs: 71
Total games for 'Dogs: 96
Preferred position: Centre
Has also played: Fullback, Wing
Height: 186cm Weight: 96kg
PERSONAL DETAILS "Dish"
Married: yes Partner's name: Tanya
High School attended: Moree High School
Interests away from football: Family
FOOTBALL BACKGROUND
FROM TO CLUB POSITION COACH
1984 1988 Moree A Grade Centre or Wing Chris Cohen
1993 1993 Narrabri Blues Centre or Fullback Mark Ryan
REPRESENTATIVE HISTORY
FROM TO CLUB POSITION COACH
1988 1988 Country U19s Centre Grant Bell
1997 1997 NSW Tri-Series Centre Tim Sheens
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Photography Jay Town
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A DOG'S BREAKFAST OF TRIVIA

Position played in very first team: Front row
Top footballing moment: 1995 Grand Final or Tri-Series Final
What I enjoy most in a game: When you're playing well as a team
Favourite past Bulldogs player: George Peponis
Fave Oz sports star (besides Greg Norman): Mark Waugh
Sporting event I would most like to attend: NBA finals
TV/movie character most like me: Not Forest Gump, OK?
If I set myself for the Olympics my sport would be: Judging Women's Diving
I have a dog I can be photographed with: no
Favourite toy: Remote controlled toddler son, Conor
Favourite Spice Girl: Miming Spice

Dog data (1999 stats with North Queensland Cowboys)
App Int Trs Gls FGs Pts
1999 9 - 3 - - 12
1998 19 5 5 - - 20
1997 19 - 17 - - 68
1996 1 - - - - 0
1995 11 4 3 - - 12
1994 15 2 6 - - 24

Photos & Text from the Official Bulldogs website


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