Australian professional rugby league footballer Ryan Papenhuyzen plays for Melbourne Strom, an Australian rugby side competing in the National Rugby League. The player is a fullback for his squad and plays in that position.
The player debuted with Melbourne Storm in 2019 when he was just 20. The athlete made his debut in round 4 of the 2019 NRL season in a match against the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs. On his debut, the player wore his jersey (cap number 194), which was presented to him by Billy Slater, a former Melbourne player.
The Australian rugby footballer also used to play touch football when he was young. He also participated in the junior rugby league for his hometown team, the Kellyville Bushrangers. He later joined the Sundas Shamrocks, the Hills District Bulls, and the Balmain Tigers.
The player achieved a new career-high point total of 28 in a game against Canterbury-Bankstown in the fourth round of the 2022 NRL season. However, with frequent injuries taking him out of the field, 2022 hasn’t been a great year for the Melbourne Storm fullback.
Who Is Ryan Papenhuyzen Partner Kelsey Browne?
The popular rugby player Ryan Papenhuyzen is currently single and was in a relationship with his partner Kesley Browne, an Australian netball player.
The couple had been married for three years before splitting this year, were tremendously in love, and used to live together throughout the lockdown. Even after separation, the couple lived in the same house until the netball player’s sister moved in.
The netball player, who had been signed as a replacement player for the Melbourne Vixens, made her professional debut during the 2015 ANZ Championship season. She stayed with the team for two seasons before joining the Sunshine Coast Lightning in the Super Netball league in 2017.
The player is a student of a Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science at Deakin University. Further, she is into singing and songwriting also and has studied Bachelors of Arts at Collarts in Melbourne. The player is an excellent performer on the netball court and music stage.
She left her previous team Sunshine Coast Lightning in 2019 before joining her current club Collingwood Magpies. The player has also represented her country on the international stage, having 18 caps for the Australian National Team. The player suffered a serious injury in 2019, ruling her out of the game for 12 months.
What Happened To Rugby League Fullback? Ryan Papenhuyzen Injury
The Australian rugby league fullback recently suffered from an injury suspected to be a knee cap fracture. Keep reading to find out more.
In the match against Canberra Raiders, the player got injured after he collided with the Raiders’ Jack Wighton. His injury came in the 19th minute when his knee collided with the other player’s. His team also lost the match by 20-16.
According to the sources, the player is supposed to get surgery on Monday. The player hasn’t had a good season in 2022 so far as a series of injuries constantly set him back. The player was also sidelined by the injury back in round 9 of the 2022 NRL season.
This took the player quite a time to recover, and they returned to the game in round 16. However, he again got sidelined in round 18. Further, the player was also contracted with Covid after he was sidelined in round 9.