Arguably the competition’s most damaging fullback, Papenhuyzen has the weapons to take the game away from any opposition in a heartbeat.
Papenhuyzen joined Storm in 2017 from Wests Tigers after a promising junior career which included representative appearances for NSW at U16 and U18 level as well as selection in the Australian Schoolboys side.
Finding his way into a bench utility role, Papenhuyzen made his NRL debut in Round 4, 2019 and proceeded to play 22 first-grade games in his debut season, which included three finals appearances.
The Dundas Shamrocks junior went from strength to strength in 2020, not showing any signs of any second-year blues. The season finished in the best possible way for Papenhuyzen, with a premiership and Clive Churchill medal as Storm triumphed over rivals Penrith.
Injury reduced the speedster to 15 games in 2021 but failed to limit his impact with the star still managing to score 14 tries from nearly as many appearances. For Papenhuyzen one thing is for certain, higher honours at state and international level are only a matter of time.
2022 was an impressive, yet short-lived season for Melbourne Storm’s Best Back of the Year. He made 12 appearances on the first-grade for the year. Unfortunately, a hamstring tear in Round 10 and then fractured kneecap in Round 18 ruled him out for the remainder of the season.
Despite only playing half the season, Papenhuyzen wasted no time when on the field. The number one's efforts were specially recognised in Storm’s annual ANZAC Day - awarded the Spirit of ANZAC Medal.
Away from the footy field, you’ll find Paps either on the golf course or working on one of his business ventures.
Ryan is sponsored by Kaikura Land Sales, Exact Roofing, PFL Collins Contractors and Christine and David Peever.
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2023 Season - By Round
|Round||Opponent||Score||Position||Minutes Played||Tries||Goals||Points||Kicking Metres||Try Assists||Linebreaks||Tackle Breaks||Post Contact Metres||Offloads||Receipts||Tackles Made||Missed Tackles||Total Running Metres||Hit Up Running Metres||Kick Return Metres|
|26||Titans||Won||37 - 16||Interchange||18||-||-||-||-||-||-||1||17||-||9||7||1||53||-||-|
|27||Broncos||Won||22 - 32||Fullback||77||1||4||12||319||1||-||6||27||1||52||11||2||137||-||19|
|28||Broncos||Lost||26 - 0||Interchange||35||-||-||-||-||-||-||1||16||1||13||8||3||83||33||11|
Career By Season
|Year||Played||Won||Lost||Drawn||Win %||Tries||Goals||Points||Kicking Metres||Kicking Metres Average||Goal Conversion Rate||Forced Drop Outs||Try Assists||Linebreaks||Receipts||Tackles Made||Missed Tackles||Tackle Efficiency||Total Running Metres||Average Running Metres||Kick Return Metres||Total Points||Average Points|
|Year Start||Year End||Played||Won||Lost||Drawn||Win %||Tries||Goals||Points||Kicking Metres||Kicking Metres Average||Goal Conversion Rate||Forced Drop Outs||Try Assists||Linebreaks||Receipts||Tackles Made||Missed Tackles||Tackle Efficiency||Total Running Metres||Average Running Metres||Kick Return Metres||Total Points||Average Points|