Patrick John Ryan

  • 3Caps
  • 866Wallaby Number
  • 33Age
PositionTighthead Prop
Date Of Birth8 August 1988
Place Of BirthTamworth, NSW
SchoolSt. Joseph's College, Hunters Hill
Other ClubsMunakata Sanix Blues (JAP), San Diego Legion (USA)
ProvinceNSW
Debut Test Match2012 Wallabies v France, Paris
Final Test Match2014 Wallabies v France, 1st Test Brisbane

Biography

A Tamworth-born front rower, Paddy Ryan played his junior rugby for the Tamworth Pirates before he moved to Sydney where he went to school at the prolific Wallaby nursery, St Joseph’s College Hunters Hill. From the SJC 1st XV Ryan won a place in the Australian Schoolboys squad of 2006. He then put his career on hold for a year when he travelled to Ireland.

Ryan returned to rugby in 2008 and was fast-tracked into the Junior Waratahs development system.

In 2011 he made his debut for the Waratahs and the following year went on the Wallabies’ Spring Tour where he played his first Test against France.

Highlights

2006

Represented Australian Schools against Tonga U18s, Fijian Schools and New Zealand Schools.

2012

Ryan won a place in the Wallabies’ end-of-season Spring Tour and picked up his first Test cap as a replacement in the 33-6 victory over France in Paris.

2013

For a second year running Ryan was selected on the Wallabies’ Spring Tour where he won his second cap, again as a replacement, in the 32-15 victory over Ireland in Dublin.

2014

Ryan made one appearance for the Wallabies, his first on home soil, a 27-minute cameo off the bench in the 1st Test 50-23 win over France in Brisbane.

Patrick John Ryan