Paddy Ryan’s rugby career continued to go from strength to strength in 2016 after stepping up amongst the team’s leadership group in 2015, the year he earned his 50thSuper Rugby cap. The Tamworth-born front rower is now well on his way to his century milestone. He was a member of the Barbarians side for their three-match tour against South Africa, the Czech Republic and Fiji in Europe before being named by Michael Cheika in the Wallaby XV for their match against the French Barbarians as part of the Wallabies 2016 Spring Tour.
Ryan made his first appearance for the Waratahs in 2011, before being selected to make his international debut in the first match of the Wallabies’ 2012 Spring Tour against France, becoming Wallaby number 866. Off the field, Paddy has a keen interest in business and finance with a Bachelor of Business from UTS. He also demonstrates a passionate commitment to supporting grassroots rugby, especially around his hometown in the state’s Central North, and mental health awareness as an ambassador of batyr, one of two of the NSW Waratahs’ partners. His dedication to such areas was recognised in 2015 as the winner of the Rugby Union Players’ Association (RUPA) Award for Community Service.
Last updated: 06/02/2018