Hailing form Bolton Lancashire, Ryan is a promising young player and joined the club in early 2009 after a trial with the Academy in their pre-season training squad, after the Tigers had watched him play for West Houghton Lions, following some scouting.
Half-Back Brierley quickly make his mark in the Academy side, and stepped on several occasions last season to play in the clubs Under 20's, where he has remained this year.
Silky skills and an accomplished goal kicker, he has the ability to score a try from anywhere. He played in the First Team Pre-Season Friendly game against York where he scored a try.
POSITION: Stand Off, Scrum Half
AMATEUR CLUB(s): West Houghton Lions
AGE STARTED PLAYING: 4
PLACE OF BIRTH: Preston
ROLE MODEL IN RUGBY LEAGUE: Danny McGuire, Benji Marshall, Sam Tomkins
ROLE MODEL OUTSIDE SPORT: Al Pacino
FAVOURITE FOOD: Pasta Bake
FAVOURITE DRINK: Powerade
FAVOURITE MUSIC: R & B
WHAT DO YOU DO TO HELP YOU RELAX: Listen to music
GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT IN RUGBY LEAGUE: Playing in the 2008 U18's play off semi final for Castleford Tigers
HONOURS TO DATE: North West League champions twice
AMBITIONS: To be the best player in the world