ALL that tumbling on the training mats at Tong is paying off handsomely for Ethan Ryan.

The 22-year-old is currently forging the way at the top of the League One try-scoring charts on 17 – two clear of Adam Ryder at Cougars.

Ryan has 19 in all competitions, a tally swelled by his second foursome of the campaign in last week’s convincing win over Doncaster.

On the way, he has pretty much set up his own try of the season competition with some mouth-watering efforts out wide.

John Kear believes Ryan’s phenomenal finishing is Super League standard and the local product always has an eye for the spectacular – a craft he refined practising with James Clare during Rohan Smith’s tenure.

Ryan said: “I have gone for the corner a few times now and that is down to practice over the years. It suits my style rather than cutting inside.

“It is always good to rack up so many tries like that. But I put that down to my team-mates who provided the space for me to get over.”

It’s no wonder that Bulls coach Kear is so determined to keep the wing wizard on board in the club’s attempt to push back up the divisions.

He insists Ryan is happy to play long term for his hometown club – and the player himself remains refreshingly modest about his achievements.

As he heads into this afternoon’s Coventry clash, against a side that he scored “only” once against in April, he is focused totally on the team rather than any personal gain.

“My confidence is sky high at the minute and to know I can make the supporters happy only helps with that,” added Ryan.

“I try not to look at myself. It was a great team performance (against Doncaster).

“We completed our sets well and we knew Doncaster were tiring, so we kept our foot on their throat and took advantage of that.

“I just want to help the team win. We’re still top and hopefully we can keep up the good work we have put in recently and stay there.”