Ryan Papenhuyzen



  • So this kid has piqued my interest ever since I saw him named in U18s Origin. He’s Harold Matthews player of the year and in some article I read that he’s only 16 and playing U18s Origin, scoring a try and carved up SG Ball?

    He’s been playing fullback but I see that he grew up playing in the halves and is a great goalkicker, rep touch player and a gun union rep as well. I also read that he’s a Dogs supporter… even though he’s been a Balmain rep forever…

    He looks like the pick of his age group, I hope we have him on lock down. Does anyone know more about him?

    Ryan Papenhuyzen highlights:

    ● Voted MVP after representing Combined Independent Colleges at National Youth Titles 2014

    ● Represented NSW under-16 State of Origin in May 2014

    ● Awarded 2014 Harold Matthews Representative Player of the Year award

    ● Awarded 2014 Balmain District Under 16 Representative Player of the Year award and Players

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    ● Helped Oakhill College first XV rugby team emerge undefeated premiers in 2014

    ● Represented Dundas Shamrocks under-16 rugby league team to be unbeaten premiers in the in the Inner City Combined Competition



  • Was a few years below my bloke at Shammies…was always hearing and reading his name at pressos and dev squads etc.
    I used to work with his coach…However know.little about him



  • Latrell Mitchell was SG Ball player of the year and Ryan Papenhuyzen HM player of the year, both playing from fullback. According to a couple of Rooster supporters, POS rates Latrell Mitchell better than Inglis at a similar age so perhaps this give some indication of the potential quality it takes to win these awards.

    I am not sure if the club is clearing players out to provide a pathway to NYC for Papenhuyzen with what looks like the departure of Mason Cerruto to the Eels prior to 30 June.



  • Longs ways to go yet.



  • Hmmmm,good luck to the kids i hope they do well but i am rather sick of hearing about comparisons and potential,Tedesco of late is one that has measured up to the hype from his pre Nrl days while others have been found wanting.



  • @Pawsandclaws:

    Latrell Mitchell was SG Ball player of the year and Ryan Papenhuyzen HM player of the year, both playing from fullback. According to a couple of Rooster supporters, POS rates Latrell Mitchell better than Inglis at a similar age so perhaps this give some indication of the potential quality it takes to win these awards.

    I am not sure if the club is clearing players out to provide a pathway to NYC for Papenhuyzen with what looks like the departure of Mason Cerruto to the Eels prior to 30 June.

    Ive seen loads of Latrell and saw a lot of GI as a kid.

    Latrell is very, very good, Im a big fan. GI was out of this world as a kid. He was much better, and than he kicked on very well.

    Lattrell is a very exciting player, especially when on the front foot, however a number of games when things were going against them, Lattrell can be kept quiet.

    2 games really stand out for me, at the CCC trials, Northern County kept him very quiet, Brock Lamb kicked well and they belted him a couple times early and he did nothing. I started thinking he was a myth, than he turned it on the next few times I saw him. The Other game was playing for CCC’s against CHS, Connor Tracy kicked well and turned him around and was pretty timid all game.

    Ive got no doubts about his talent, he is a freak, but he is not ad good as GI, and lets face it, not many are! IN fact I think a couple of last years schoolboys are ahead of him in Rob Jennings

    As for Papenhuyzen, his reputation seems to be growing quickly, it is a good sign. Ive not seen that much of him myself.



  • He’s an outstanding talent, very reminiscent of Moylan when he first came onto the scene with the touch footy skills but quicker. Prob has a future in the halves, but I think we’ve got the luxury to not rush him with plenty of talent in the club. Needs to put a bit of weight on, which will come with full time training with men.

    From what I’ve seen of Mitchell, and outrageous talent, but also needs to bulk up a bit so he doesn’t get beaten up too much in the NRL.



  • Great feedback Benjirific and Goose. It is refreshing to have some positive news on a pair of very good young players.



  • Ryan was named man of the match in his teams first game at the U18s Australian Championship yesterday. Has blinding speed and always seem to be where the ball is. Teddy to 5/8 ?



  • @macman:

    Ryan was named man of the match in his teams first game at the U18s Australian Championship yesterday. Has blinding speed and always seem to be where the ball is. Teddy to 5/8 ?

    I think Ryan is more suited to the halves than Tedesco.



  • @MacDougall:

    @macman:

    Ryan was named man of the match in his teams first game at the U18s Australian Championship yesterday. Has blinding speed and always seem to be where the ball is. Teddy to 5/8 ?

    I think Ryan is more suited to the halves than Tedesco.

    "Teddy to 5/8 ??
    here we go again,
    why is it that some kid gets anointed as the next best thing, the call starts
    To move Tedesco
    Laughable???


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    Yes you always weaken a strength…



  • Selected in the Aust Schoolboys team with Ray Stone. Congratulations to both players.

    Also Scott Drinkwater made the team as halfback. Must be a relation of our Drinkwater?



  • This kid is absolutely outstanding. Bit of JT (the player, not the coach) about him. Will be a top class NRL player one day; hopefully for us


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    Seen Ryan play. Very hard running and fast. Elusive too. Has that running style that you just know is hard to tackle and is gonna hurt. Like a cross between James Roberts and Tedesco.


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