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Paddy Ryan (rugby union, born 1988)

Paddy Ryan (born 9 August 1988 in Tamworth, Australia) is an Australian rugby union footballer who plays as tight-head prop. He is currently contracted with the San Diego Legion team in Major League Rugby in the United States. Ryan played eight seasons for the New South Wales Waratahs, where he surpassed one hundred caps in Super Rugby. He was also capped for the Australian national team.

Paddy Ryan
Paddy Ryan 2017.jpg
Birth namePatrick Ryan
Date of birth (1988-08-09) 9 August 1988 (age 31)
Place of birthTamworth, New South Wales, Australia
Height189 cm (6 ft 2 in)[1]
Weight120 kg (18 st 13 lb; 265 lb)
SchoolSt Joseph's College
Rugby union career
Position(s) Prop
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
Sydney Stars
NSW Country Eagles
Sanix Blues
San Diego Legion
Correct as of 3 November 2015
Super Rugby
Years Team Apps (Points)
2011–2018 Waratahs 105 (15)
Correct as of 28 July 2018
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2012–2014 Australia 3 (0)
Correct as of 8 June 2014

Early lifeEdit

Ryan was born and raised in Tamworth in northern New South Wales. He went to St. Nicholas primary school before attending St Joseph's College, Hunters Hill in Sydney, Australia as a boarding student.

Professional rugby careerEdit

Ryan made his senior debut for the Waratahs during the 2011 Super Rugby season against the Chiefs.


  1. ^ "Paddy Ryan". Australian Rugby Union. Archived from the original on 16 January 2014. Retrieved 15 January 2014.

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