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Ronald "Ron" Ryder is an English professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1950s, playing at representative level for Great Britain, and England, and at club level for Warrington, as a centre, i.e. number 3 or 4.
Ron Ryder won a cap for England while at Warrington in 1952 against Other Nationalities, and won a cap for Great Britain while at Warrington in 1952 against Australia.
Ron Ryder played right-centre, i.e. number 3, in Warrington's 19-0 victory over Widnes in the 1950 Challenge Cup Final during the 1949–50 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 6 May 1950, in front of a crowd of 94,249, and played left-centre, i.e. number 4, in Warrington's 8-4 victory over Halifax in the 1954 Challenge Cup Final replay during the 1953–54 season at Odsal Stadium, Bradford on Wednesday 5 May 1954, in front of a record crowd of 102,575 or more.
Ron Ryder had not played in the previous 4-4 draw with Halifax in the 1954 Challenge Cup Final during the 1953–54 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 24 April 1954, in front of a crowd of 81,841, Arnold Stevens had played left-centre, i.e. number 4, in this match.
Ron Ryder played right-centre, i.e. number 3, in Warrington's 5-28 defeat by Wigan in the 1950 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1950–51 season at Station Road, Swinton on Saturday 4 November 1950.