Wollongong-born Rhys played his junior rugby with Illawarra Wests before beginning his senior career with the Rabbitohs, making his debut aged 18 in 2004, before moving on to the Tigers in 2008.
Rhys had made 21 NRL appearances before linking up with the Crusaders in 2010 where he was joint top try scorer in his first season.
After his move to the Stobart Stadium, Rhys became one of the Vikings most consistent performers and was the dominant force as the Vikings found their feet late in 2012, using pace and agility to set up and score tries. His 25 goals and 1 drop goal were the first of his senior career.
Rhys Hanbury is sponsored by Red Elec in Super League XVIII.
Previous Clubs: South Sydney Rabbitohs, Wests Tigers, Crusaders
Widnes debut: Wakefield Trinity Wildcats (H) on 3rd February 2012
Career record as at 31st October 2012: 76 apps; 35 tries; 1 drop goal; 191 points