If not for him, 100 per cent I wouldn’t be here. [11] In Round 9 against the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles, Radley earned the nickname “Victor the Inflictor” after he pulled off two try-saving tackles on Martin Taupau and Dylan Walker as the Roosters held on to walk away with a 22-20 win at Sydney Football Stadium. It’s why he took out the Rugby League Players’ Association rookie of the year award in a breakout year that earned him a five-year contract extension with the Roosters. I was a bit lippy and ended up getting something chucked at me. In 2016 and 2017, Radley played for the Sydney Roosters' NYC team. Young gun: Victor Radley is making a great fist of his first full season in the NRL.Credit:NRL Photos. But Radley cherishes every moment. Adrian Proszenko is the Chief Rugby League Reporter for the Sydney Morning Herald. This process is automatic. The service requires full JavaScript support in order to view this website. “A lot of fights, a lot of getting sent home from work, a lot of tape measures getting thrown at me. The old school lock nailed Tom Flegler with a jarring tackle that jolted the ball free and would have … 'Radley is a bit like a London club,' said one prospective parent who recently toured the school. On 7 October, Radley was named at lock for the U23 Junior Australian side. He’s a tough man and a hard worker.”. Radley was born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia and raised in Bronte. I love everything about going to work. However, the chance to continue playing under Lam kept him in league. In round 7 of the 2020 NRL season, Radley was taken from the field with a suspected ACL injury in the Sydney Roosters 26-12 victory over St. George at Bankwest Stadium. I think it helped, getting up early, going to work ever since a young age. Some long days and the odd short one as well when he had a blue with the boss. [5], In May, Radley played for the Junior Kangaroos against the Junior Kiwis,[6] before playing for the New South Wales under-20s team against the Queensland under-20s team later that month. [3][4] In October 2016, he played in the Roosters' NYC Grand Final win over the Penrith Panthers.

[14][15], In round 23, Radley played his 50th NRL game for the Sydney Roosters, scoring a try in their 12-34 win over the St George Illawarra Dragons at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium. Please enable cookies on your browser and try again. Very large text size Victor Radley left school in year 10 to work for his father. Sydney Roosters' Victor Radley pulls off two huge tackles on Manly Sea Eagles Sydney Roosters youngster Victor Radley is fast developing a reputation as one of … [8][9] In September, he was named on the interchange bench in the NYC Team of the Year. Add articles to your saved list and come back to them any time. He is of English descent through his father Nigel. radley-zrtorj5hzt6.stackpathdns.com is using a security service for protection against online attacks. By Emma Kemp. “He had a lot of faith in me and worked hard on me. He played junior rugby union for the Clovelly Eagles and junior rugby league for the Clovelly Crocodiles, before being signed by the Sydney Roosters. Victor ‘The Inflictor’ Radley by Paul McMillan Born and raised local league star Victor Radley made his first grade debut with the Roosters in late 2017 and has been exciting fans ever since. Victor Derrick Radley (born 14 March 1998) is an Australian professional rugby league footballer who plays as a lock, hooker and second-row forward for the Sydney Roosters in the NRL. At 22 years of age, Victor Radley has won two Premierships with the Sydney Roosters. In the post match interview, Radley was speaking with Andrew Johns who asked Radley what he had planned for the celebrations, Radley famously replied "Beers, beers and more beers, I cannot wait". radley-zrtorj5hzt6.stackpathdns.com is using a security service for protection against online attacks. It sounded like another family tale worth exploring further. Join Facebook to connect with Victor Radley and others you may know. “Every time I did something wrong, there was a blow-up. Radley also has those traits in spades. “I actually love working. [10], In Round 3 against the Newcastle Knights, Radley scored his first NRL career try in the 38-8 win at Sydney Football Stadium. The Beast caught up with the charismatic utility during the month… Not just about carpentry and the value of a dollar earned, but also about the work ethic required to get the job done properly. It hasn’t taken long for Radley to earn a cult following. I’ve never met a harder worker than him. “That’s where I get it from, from him. [2] Victor's middle name 'Derrick' is the name of one of his father's best friends from growing up. [13], In 2018, Radley made 25 appearances for Eastern Suburbs as the club won their 4th minor premiership in 6 seasons. There was a time when Radley was playing both rugby codes and contemplated focusing on the 15-man game. His father, Nigel, has been a huge influence and so, too, has Adrian Lam. “There’s nothing like having Adrian Lam, one of the Roosters greats, as my coach from the age of eight years old,” he said.

On 30 September, Radley played in Easts 21-6 victory over Melbourne in the 2018 NRL grand final. In it, Radley told the story of how one of his three brothers, Jack, lived in a treehouse in Bronte Gully.

His impressive 2019 campaign was capped off with selection in the Junior Kangaroos squad. Victor was not aware of where his middle name came from, until his mother was asked by the Fox League team, Victor responding that he had no idea. View the profiles of people named Victor Radley. “I think it helped, getting up early, going to work ever since a young age,” he said. I owe him a lot.”.

Radley played in the club's 2019 NRL Grand Final victory over Canberra at ANZ Stadium.[16][17]. Then last month he was on the cover of The Beast, a magazine distributed across Sydney’s eastern beaches.