007 Patrick John Ryan

Height 188
Weight 95
Birthplace Pahiatua
Previous Clubs Pahiatua

Loose Forward:
Bush (Pahiatua) 1969  [ 9 games – 6 Tries]
Wairarapa Bush (Pahiatua) 1971-72-73-74 [ 42 games – 10 Tries = 39pts]
Hawkes Bay (Taupo) 1975-76-77-78 [ 54 Games – 9 Tries]
Hawkes Bay Country 1975-76 [ 2 Games ]
Nelson Bays Invit. XV 1975 [ 1 Game ]
Evergreens Club 1974 [ 1 Game ]
Saracens Club 1978 [ 1 Game ]
NZ Juniors Trial 1969 [ 1 Game ]
NZ Juniors 1972-73 [ 9 Games – 2 Tries]
NZ Trials 1975-77 [ 2 Games ]
NEW ZEALAND 1976 in Argentina [ 5 Games – 1 Try]

First Class Career : 19 games, 3 Tries, 19 Conv., 13 Pen. = 86pts

RUGBY CLUB
(First made All Blacks from)
Taupo
PROVINCE Hawke’s Bay
ALL BLACK DEBUT Tuesday, 12 October 1976
v Uruguay at Montevideo
aged 26 years, 175 days
BORN Thursday, 20 April 1950 in Pahiatua, New Zealand
DIED Tuesday, 5 March 1985 in Taupo

Pat Ryan  All Black #759

Pat Ryan was a fit and vigorous loose forward who had an admirable career at representative level when between 1969 and 1978, though with three different sides, he achieved more than 100 games at provincial level.

A player with a high work rate and never far away from the ball, Ryan had a good physique at 1.87m and 95kg and was capable of playing in all three of the back row positions.

Not long out of St Patrick’s College, Silverstream, which he attended as a boarder, Ryan made his debut as a 19-year old for Bush in 1969 from the Pahiatua club. He had nine games for that union and was included in that year’s national under 23 trials.

When Bush was amalgamated with Wairarapa to become Wairarapa-Bush he played 42 matches for that union between 1971 and 1974. One of his notable performances for Wairarapa-Bush was against the touring Lions in 1971 and in 1973 when he often acted as the side’s captain he played in the union’s Ranfurly Shield challenge against Marlborough.

Ryan joined the New Zealand under 23 team’s tour of Australia in 1972 as a late injury reinforcement for Ken Stewart and the following year was in the Junior side’s internal tour, playing in the celebrated win over the All Blacks at Carisbrook.

In 1975 Ryan moved to Taupo, which was then within the Hawke’s Bay union, and spent the rest of his first class career with the Bay, playing in 56 matches over four seasons, including games against the touring Scots in 1975 and the Lions in 1977. He was also in the Bay’s shield challenges against Auckland (1975) and Manawatu (1976).

Ryan had an All Black trial in the 1975 season and another in 1977. His consistent efforts at provincial level were rewarded with the second All Black selection in 1976. He made the tour of Argentina playing in five of the matches but missing out in the two internationals against the Pumas, with the team captain, Graham Mourie, Canterbury’s Stu Cron and Otago’s Merv Jaffray preferred for the back row.

Ryan continued in club rugby until 1981 but died of cancer in 1985 at the early age of 34.

Profile by Lindsay Knight
for the New Zealand Rugby Museum.

Wairarapa-Bush RU

1974 season

10
Played
4
Tries
0
Conversions
0
Penalties
0
Drop Goals

1973 season

10
Played
1
Tries
0
Conversions
0
Penalties
0
Drop Goals

1971 season

10
Played
1
Tries
0
Conversions
0
Penalties
0
Drop Goals

1972 season

12
Played
4
Tries
0
Conversions
0
Penalties
0
Drop Goals

1970 season

0
Played
0
Tries
0
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0
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0
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All seasons

42
Played
10
Tries
0
Conversions
0
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0
Drop Goals

Wairarapa-Bush XV

1974 season

0
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0
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0
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0
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0
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1973 season

0
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0
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0
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0
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0
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1971 season

0
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0
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0
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0
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0
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1972 season

0
Played
0
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0
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0
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0
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1970 season

0
Played
0
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0
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0
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0
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All seasons

0
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0
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0
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0
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0
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1974 season

Wed 15 May 2:30 pm H Representative Match Wellington 07 - 57
Mon 03 Jun 2:30 pm A Representative Match Hawkes Bay 36 - 11
Sat 13 Jul 2:30 pm H Representative Match NZ Colts 10 - 26
Sat 03 Aug 2:30 pm A Representative Match Nelson Bays 19 - 19
Sat 10 Aug 2:30 pm H Representative Match Marlborough 15 - 21
Sat 17 Aug 2:30 pm A Representative Match Horowhenua 27 - 18
Sat 24 Aug 2:30 pm H Representative Match Whanganui 16 - 00
Sat 31 Aug 2:30 pm A Representative Match King Country 10 - 21
Sat 07 Sep 2:30 pm H Bruce Steel Cup Manawatu 13 - 48
Thu 19 Sep 2:30 pm H Representative Match Auckland B (XV) 07 - 29

1973 season

Wed 09 May 2:30 pm H Representative Match Wellington 00 - 20
Wed 16 May 2:30 pm H Representative Match Victoria (Aus) 35 - 15
Mon 04 Jun 2:30 pm H Representative Match Hawkes Bay 15 - 34
Sat 21 Jul 2:30 pm H Representative Match Nelson Bays 27 - 09
Sun 05 Aug 2:30 pm H Representative Match King Country 25 - 06
Sat 11 Aug 2:30 pm A Ranfurly Shield Marlborough 36 - 00
Wed 15 Aug 2:30 pm H Representative Match Horowhenua 28 - 08
Sat 18 Aug 2:30 pm A Representative Match Taranaki 13 - 06
Sat 25 Aug 2:30 pm A Bruce Steel Cup Manawatu 13 - 03
Sat 01 Sep 2:30 pm H Representative Match Southland 15 - 14

1971 season

Wed 26 May 2:30 pm H Representative Match Wellington 22 - 29
Mon 07 Jun 5:00 pm H Representative Match Hawkes Bay 17 - 08
Wed 07 Jul 5:00 pm H Representative Match Horowhenua 19 - 09
Wed 14 Jul 2:30 pm H Tour British & Irish Lions 06 - 27
Thu 29 Jul 2:30 pm H Representative Match Nelson Bays 27 - 17
Sat 07 Aug 2:30 pm H Representative Match King Country 05 - 09
Sat 14 Aug 2:30 pm A Representative Match Marlborough 09 - 10
Sat 28 Aug 2:30 pm A Representative Match Whanganui 05 - 08
Sat 04 Sep 2:30 pm A Bruce Steel Cup Manawatu 11 - 21
Sat 11 Sep 2:30 pm A Representative Match Wellington 52 - 06

1972 season

Wed 10 May 2:30 pm H Representative Match Wellington 10 - 18
Sat 15 Jul 2:30 pm H Representative Match West Coast 25 - 04
Sat 22 Jul 2:30 pm A Representative Match Southland 15 - 06
Tue 25 Jul 2:30 pm A Representative Match Otago 34 - 04
Thu 27 Jul 2:30 pm A Representative Match North Otago 11 - 26
Sat 29 Jul 2:30 pm A Representative Match South Canterbury 19 - 09
Tue 01 Aug 2:30 pm A Representative Match Canterbury 16 - 03
Sat 05 Aug 2:30 pm H Bruce Steel Cup Whanganui 29 - 18
Sat 12 Aug 2:30 pm A Bruce Steel Cup Horowhenua 06 - 44
Sat 26 Aug 2:30 pm A Representative Match King Country 20 - 15
Sat 02 Sep 2:30 pm H Representative Match Marlborough 03 - 06
Sat 09 Sep 2:30 pm H Bruce Steel Cup Manawatu 12 - 26

1970 season