John Ryan rugby player
John Ryan rugby player

John Ryan

2nd Aug 1988 1.83m/120kg Tighthead Prop

From Berrings, Co. Cork the CBC educated prop can play tight or loose-head. He represented Munster at Schools & U19/20 level, and played with the International Club XV side in 2010 and 2011.

Was on the bench for the November '11 Heineken Cup game v Northampton Saints and made his European debut against Racing Metro in January '13 in Thomond Park.

Went on loan to London Irish for the opening games of the 2012/13 season. Developed ulcerative colitis and battles with the condition in maintaining his weight.

Played in Emerging Ireland’s Nations Cup winning campaign in Romania in June 2014.

Made his first European start when lining out against Clermont at Stade Marcel Michelin in December '14.

Scored his first try for the province against Ospreys in March and finished out the 2014/15 season with 20 appearances.

Scored his second Munster try away to Edinburgh in November and continues to increase his involvement every season, making a total of 25 appearances in 2015/16.

Ryan made his Ireland debut in the November International against Canada at the Aviva Stadium & his RBS 6 Nations debut was off the bench in Edinburgh in November.

He penned a three-year deal in January that will see him remain at Munster until at least June 2019.


He went into the 2018/19 season with 122 Munster caps and 20 points scored. As of the 2018/2019 Champions Cup, Ryan has had 27 European Cups appearances scoring 1 try and 5 points.

In December 2018, Ryan signed a three-year deal that will see him remain with Munster Rugby until at least June 2022.

Ahead of the 2019 Six Nations, Ryan has 16 test caps.

(LS December 4, 2018)
ML 25/01/19

Career

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Loosehead Prop
munster Munster Rugby
Loosehead Prop
2011 - present
ireland Ireland
Loosehead Prop
2016 - present
Christian Brothers College logo CBC Cork
Tighthead Prop
london-irish London Irish
Loosehead Prop
2012 - 2013