Richie Myler

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Richie Myler
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Personal information
Full nameRichard David Myler [1]
Born (1990-05-21) 21 May 1990 (age 31)
Widnes, Cheshire, England
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight13 st 2 lb (83 kg)
Playing information
Position Scrum-half, Fullback
Club
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
2007 Widnes Vikings 20000
2008–09 Salford City Reds 533800152
2010–15 Warrington Wolves 1458131331
2016–17 Catalans Dragons 502620108
2018– Leeds Rhinos 762552114
Total326170103705
Representative
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
2008– England 789050
2011 England Knights 11004
As of 8 June 2021
Source: [2] [3] [4] [5]

Richard David Myler (born 21 May 1990) is an English professional rugby league footballer who plays as a scrum-half and fullback for the Leeds Rhinos in the Betfred Super League and England and the England Knights at international level.

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He has played for the Widnes Vikings in the Championship, and the Salford City Reds in the Championship and the Super League. Myler has also played for the Warrington Wolves and the Catalans Dragons in the Super League.

Background

Myler was born in Widnes, Cheshire, England.

Playing career

Widnes Vikings

Myler began his career with Widnes, playing two games in the 2007 season.

Salford: 2008-2009

Myler signed for Salford from Widnes on a three-year deal in 2008 and contributed to Salford winning the National League One title, scoring 25 tries in 32 appearances, [6] and winning numerous awards as well as the Co-Operative Player of the Year award. On 14 February 2009 Myler made his Super League début against Crusaders, scoring a try in a Salford victory.

Warrington: 2010-15

Myler playing for Warrington Richie Myler.JPG
Myler playing for Warrington

In 2009, he signed a four-year contract with Warrington worth around £200,000, making him the most expensive teenage signing in Rugby League history. [7] Myler was offered a new contract which allegedly would have made him the highest paid player in the history of Widnes. According to agent Martin Offiah he rejected the deal, instead favouring a four-year deal with Warrington. [8]

He played in the 2012 Challenge Cup Final victory over the Leeds Rhinos at Wembley Stadium. [9] [10] [11] [12]

He played in the 2012 Super League Grand Final defeat by the Leeds Rhinos at Old Trafford. [13] [10]

He played in the 2013 Super League Grand Final defeat by the Wigan Warriors at Old Trafford. [14] [15] [16] [17] [18]

Catalans Dragons

In 2015, he declared he was interested in playing the NRL the next year as he wanted a new challenge. Manly were rumoured to want Myler after the departure of halves pairing Kieran Foran and Daly Cherry-Evans. [19] [20] However, on 10 July 2015, it was confirmed that Myler would stay in the Super League, signing a two-year deal with Catalans Dragons from 2016. [21]

Leeds Rhinos

On 27 June 2017 it was confirmed Myler had signed a three-year deal to join Leeds Rhinos starting from the following season. [22] Myler was named Lance Todd Trophy winner for his performance at Fullback in the 2020 Challenge Cup Final. [23]

International career

Myler has represented both the Lancashire and England U-17s at Academy Level.

He was named in the England training squad for the 2008 Rugby League World Cup. [24] He was named in the England team to face Wales at the Keepmoat Stadium, Doncaster prior to England's departure for the 2008 Rugby League World Cup. [25] He made his England début in the victory over Wales on 10 October 2008. [26]

Myler represented England against France on 13 June 2009. He started the game as a scrum-half and scored 30 points in the 66-12 England victory. [27]

Myler was not called up to the England RL side for the Four Nations in 2011, however he was selected in the England Knights where he put in two man of the match performances but was still not called up.

Myler was recalled to the international stage in 2018, playing in test matches against France at the Leigh Sports Village [28] and New Zealand.

Personal life

In March 2012 Myler became engaged to then Blue Peter presenter Helen Skelton. [29] They married in December 2013, [30] and Skelton gave birth to their first child, a boy named Ernie, on 19 June 2015. [31] Their second son, Louis, was born in April 2017.

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