Ryan Sheridan

Clubs Played For - Sheffield Eagles, Leeds Rhinos, Widnes Vikings, Castleford Tigers

Previous Coaching Roles - Dewsbury Rams, Featherstone Rovers

Sheridan was an Ireland international and played at the 2000 Rugby League World Cup. Ryan Sheridan was one of the most influential players in the late 1990s for the Leeds Rhinos. Dewsbury-born Sheridan started his career with Dewsbury Moor ARLFC and signed professionally with Sheffield Eagles in July 1991 making a total of 97 appearances, including 79 starts for the Eagles in his six seasons at the club. Having joined the Leeds club in December 1996 from Sheffield Eagles Sheridan was originally seen as a utility player and in his first season mixed between scrum half and hooker. He played for Leeds Rhinos at scrum half in their 1998 Super League Grand Final loss to Wigan Warriors. In the year 2000 Ryan teamed up with St Helens' Tommy Martyn for Ireland to form one of the most dangerous half back combinations in the 2000 Rugby League World Cup. Sheridan's time at Leeds was only interrupted by a serious muscle tear in 2001 which virtually ruled him out for the whole season. In total, Sheridan made 145 starts for Leeds plus 9 substitute appearances. He scored 59 tries and four drop goals to give him a total of 240 points in the Blue and Amber. His coaching career consists of spells at Dewsbury Rams before working alongside Daryl Powell at Featherstone Rovers and then following Daryl to Castleford Tigers as an Assistant Coach. Sheridan was proudly the Assitant Coach for Ireland in the 2017 Rugby League World Cup.

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