Hall ruled out for the season for Rhinos
England and Leeds Rhinos star Ryan Hall has been ruled out for the remainder of the 2018 season for the Rhinos after scans confirmed he suffered an ACL injury in Saturday’s win over Toulouse Olympique at Emerald Headingley.
The injury will mean that Hall has played his final game for the club as he will join NRL club Sydney Roosters next season. Hall has been an outstanding player for the Rhinos this season during a disappointing campaign for the team as a whole. He will finish his career at the Rhinos with an impressive record of 233 tries in 330 appearances for the club. That places him fifth in the all time list of try scorers for the club with only club legends Eric Harris, John Atkinson, Alan Smith and Danny McGuire ahead of him.
The 30-year-old has been with the Rhinos since making his debut in 2007. He is a six time Grand Final winner, scoring tries in the 2008, 2011 and 2012 Old Trafford finals. He won the Lance Todd Trophy in 2014 with a two-try man of the match performance to bring the Challenge Cup trophy back to Emerald Headingley for the first time in 15 years and scored two tries including a sensational long range interception to win the 2012 World Club Challenge against Manly Sea Eagles. However, he will be best remembered for his last gasp try against Huddersfield to seal the 2015 League Leaders Shield that kept the dream of the Treble alive.
On the international stage, Hall has become a superstar of the code, crossing for his 35th try for England in this summers win over New Zealand in Denver on the occasion of his 38th cap but he will now miss the three game series against the Kiwis this Autumn.
Commenting on the news Director of Rugby Kevin Sinfield said, “This is desperately disappointing news for Ryan first and foremost. He has been a big player for the squad this season and I know how much he wanted to help the side during our Qualifiers campaign to make sure he finished his time at the club on the best possible note. He is a complete professional, who looks after himself, and I am sure he will fully recover from this set back. Our medical team will be in touch with the Roosters to ensure Ryan has the best possible support to get back to playing as soon as possible. In the meantime, Ryan knows he has the backing of everyone here at the Rhinos.”