Ryan Tandy

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Ryan Tandy (20 September 1981 – 28 April 2014) was an Australian professional rugby league player of the 2000s and 2010s. An Ireland national representative forward, he played in the National Rugby League for the St. George Illawarra Dragons, South Sydney Rabbitohs, Wests Tigers, Melbourne Storm and Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, and in Super League for Hull Kingston Rovers.

Playing career

Tandy played Junior Rugby League for the Kincumber Colts on the Central Coast of New South Wales. His career covered stints with the St. George Illawarra Dragons, South Sydney Rabbitohs, Wests Tigers, Melbourne Storm and the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs in the NRL. He also played for Hull Kingston Rovers in the European Super League.[1] In the National League system he played for Doncaster, Widnes Vikings, Whitehaven and Barrow.[2][3] He was an Ireland international.[4]

Tandy debuted for the Wests Tigers first grade team against the Brisbane Broncos in Round 15 2008.

Tandy was selected in the Ireland national team for the 2008 Rugby League World Cup,[5] which led to a contract with Melbourne Storm for 2009.[6] He played for Melbourne in the 2009 NRL Grand Final victory against Parramatta,[7] but the premiership title was later stripped from the Storm due to salary cap breaches.

He signed with the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs on 12 June 2010,[8] and was sacked by them on 18 March 2011.[9]

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