Ryan Papenhuyzenan is an Australian professional rugby league footballer who plays for the Melbourne Storm in the National Rugby League (NRL), as a fullback.
2019 was a sensational breakout year for Paps at the Storm. He took his opportunity and ran with it - literally - when he made his debut in round four, cementing his place in first-grade with his incredible pace and blistering attack on the line. Averaging 126 meters across 22 games, producing 17 line breaks, nine tries, and five try assists this kid is a freak.
In this episode of the podcast, you'll hear what Ryan learned from Billy Slater, his work ethic and what's separated him from others in NRL and how he's turned into one of the most promising players of 2020 at only 80 kgs.
If you're someone who is looking for inspiration this season you do not need to look any further than this episode as Ryan is world-class and he delivers on this episode.
(0:41) Ryan Papenhuyzen NRL Profile
(1:31) (43:41) Ryan’s Debut, 2019 NRL Season, Round Four vs Canterbury Bulldogs
(2:00) Ryan’s Career Statistics
(3:03) (19:00) “Bellza” Craig Bellamy, Melbourne Storm Head Coach
(8:17) AAMI Park, Melbourne Events Stadium
(9:36) (49:36) Queensland Cup
(9:44) Todd Murphy, NRL Halfback
(10:38) Cameron Munster, Melbourne Storm Player
(14:43) Cameron Smith “Smithy”
(23:03) Billy Slater’s Influence on Ryan, The Australian Article
(29:56) Slater on the Evolution of the Full Back Role, NRL Interview
(31:49) Aaron Smith Rugby Bricks Podcast
(33:58) John Donaher, Martial Artist
(40:02) Ryan Signs New Melbourne Storm Contract, Sporting News
(51:10) Ryan’s Instagram
(58:50) Meditation in Sport - Can it Improve Your Performance?
(1:06:47) Adam Basil, Former Australian Track and Field Athlete
(1:07:39) Headgear in NRL - Rugby Leagues Headgear Wearing XIII
(1:14:30) Rugby Brick Kicking Tees
More About Ryan
- Ryan’s “Routines, Superstitions and Curious Diet” Sydney Morning Herald Article
- Social Media - Twitter, Instagram
- Queensland Cup Profile
- “Get to Know Ryan Papenhuyzen” Official NRL Interview
- Ryan’s 2019 Highlights Reel