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Shad Royston

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Shad Royston
Personal information
Born (1982-11-29) 29 November 1982 (age 31)
Height 178 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 94 kg (14 st 11 lb) [1]
Playing information
Position Fullback, Centre, Loose forward, Second-row
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2004–05 Batley Bulldogs 50 21 0 0 84
2006 Doncaster Lakers 29 24 0 0 96
2006–10 Halifax Blue Sox 101 103 0 0 412
2011 Bradford Bulls 20 12 0 0 48
2012–- Pia Donkeys 0 0 0 0 0
Total 200 160 0 0 640
As of 4 September 2011

Shad Royston is an Australian rugby league player who has played 200 professional games in the United Kingdom, most notably for Bradford Bulls and Halifax RLFC.

On 11 August 2011 it was announced that Royston had turned down a contract extension with the Bradford Bulls and would be moving to France after signing with Pia Donkeys for the 2012 season.

Before joining Halifax RLFC in 2006, Royston played at Doncaster Lakers and Batley Bulldogs. His best known position is fullback but can also operate at centre and loose forward.

Bradford Bulls

On 18 September 2010 it was announced that Bradford Bulls had signed Royston for the 2011 campaign.

2011 - 2011 Season

Royston featured in two of the four pre-season friendlies. He played against his old club Halifax RLFC and Wakefield Trinity Wildcats. He scored a try against Halifax.

Shad featured in four consecutive games from Round 1 (Leeds Rhinos) until Round 4 (Wakefield Trinity Wildcats), he returned to play in another four games between Round 6 (Castleford Tigers) and Round 9 (Hull FC). Royston then played in six consecutive games from Round 11 (Leeds Rhinos) to Round 16 (Harlequins RL). He then featured in Round 18 (Hull FC), Round 21 (Castleford Tigers), Round 25 (Wigan Warriors) and he returned to the team for the final game against Wakefield Trinity Wildcats. Shad was the Bradford Bull's top try scorer this season, scoring 12 tries: Crusaders RL (1 try), Wakefield Trinity Wildcats (3 tries), Castleford Tigers (1 try), Harlequins RL (1 try) and Hull FC (4 tries). Royston also appeared in both Challenge Cup games against Halifax RLFC and Wigan Warriors. He scored a try in each game.

Royston was named the Frontline Player of Round 16 for his performance against Harlequins RL. He also received Bradford Bull's 2011 Try of the Season award for his length of the field effort against Harlequins RL in Round 16.

Halifax RLFC

In November 2006 it was announced that Royston had signed with Halifax RLFC.

Shad was with the club for four seasons from 2007 until the end of the 2010 campaign. He made 101 appearances for the club, scoring 103 tries in process.

External links

  • Halifax profile


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