Wollongong-born Rhys played 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 Wests 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 Widnes Rhys became one of the Vikings most consistent performers and was the dominant force as the Vikings found their Super League feet late in 2012, using pace and agility to set up and score tries as well as scoring the first goals of his senior career. 2013 saw Rhys move successfully to Fullback, also gaining selection for the 'Exiles' squad. The prolific fullback passed several personal milestones in 2016 including 100 appearances and 400 points in Super League for Widnes and a career haul of 565 points, 549 of which have been in the British game.
Career record as at 31st October 2016 188 apps; 93 tries; 96 goals; 1 drop goal; 565 points