Another product of the NSW Rugby pathways, at just 19 years of age, towering lock, Ryan McCauley is the youngest member of the NSW Waratahs squad.
Joining the team in 2016 as part of the supplementary squad, McCauley has been handed a promotion to the extended playing squad for 2017.
He spent most of last year representing NSW at the Under 20s level before being called up to the Australian Under 20s. His campaign earned him the inaugural David Dennis NSW Under 20s Player of the Year, introduced for the first time last year as part of the NSW Waratahs’ annual season awards.
McCauley was also part of the NSW Schools winning side and the Australian Schoolboys in 2015.
Dubbed a lineout machine, he is another of the Tahs’ lock stocks who continues to gain vital knowledge from the likes of Dean Mumm and Will Skelton as a promising up-and-comer.
Born and bred in NSW, McCauley was schooled at Eastwood Public and Scots, representing the Coogee Juniors and Eastern Suburbs as well as the GPS 1st XV.
After being named on the Tahs' bench against the Jaguares at home in round 16, Ryan made his Super Rugby debut against the Force one week later in the final game on 2017.
Last updated: 9/01/2017