NRL’s Roosters sign winger English winger Ryan Hall
SYDNEY (AP) — The Sydney Roosters have signed English test winger Ryan Hall to a two-year National Rugby League contract beginning next season as a replacement for the departing Blake Ferguson.
The 30-year-old Hall has scored 231 tries in 327 games for English club Leeds. He is also England’s leading international try-scorer with 35 tries in 38 games.
Ferguson has signed a contract with the NRL’s Parramatta Eels beginning in 2019.
Roosters recruitment manager Adam Hartigan said Thursday that Hall “has expressed a desire to test himself in the NRL. A natural finisher blessed with size, speed and strength, we believe that Ryan will be a terrific fit within our squad.”
Ryan won six Super League grand finals with Leeds, where he has played since 2007.