2014 Review: Ryan Hoffman

Overview:

Missing just one game throughout the 2014 season, Ryan Hoffman provided another consistent year of service for Melbourne.

In the representative forward’s last year at Storm after 11 years at the Club, Hoffman featured in 24 matches, scoring three tries from the second-row.

Hoffman finished second behind Jesse Bromwich in runs made for Melbourne during the season with his trademark ability to run strong lines more evident than ever.

The 30-year old also played a prominent part in New South Wales’ drought breaking Origin series victory mid-year, winning the Brad Fittler medal as the Blues’ best player of the series alongside fullback Jarryd Hayne.

The skilful second-rower who has built his game on the pillar of consistency will forever be remembered as a Storm great. A performer on the big stage, Hoffman has appeared in 21 finals matches, including four grand finals.

His legacy at Melbourne will not only be limited to his on field deeds. He will also be fondly remembered as a great club and family man.

2014 Stats:

 

Games:

Tries:

Points:

Tackles:

Hit-ups:

Offloads:

Hoffman

24

3

12

567

305

10

2014 ‘Moment’:

Hoffman’s second try in Storm’s Round 20 clash with the Broncos was a crucial moment in Melbourne’s season. Needing victory and a fast start at Suncorp Stadium after half-time Hoffman delivered providing his side with the impetus to go on with a strong second half performance.