- DOB13 Oct 1998
Joining Saints' Senior Academy for the 2017/18 campaign, former Leinsterman Paddy Ryan was already familiar with Franklin's Gardens, having played against Saints in an Academy preseason fixture in 2016.
Born in Kildare, Ryan played for Leinster at Under-17s, Under-18s and Under-19s level before making the trip over the Irish Sea to join Saints as an exciting back-row prospect.
Turning out in Black, Green and Gold for the first time during Saints' preseason fixture against Nottingham, Ryan wasted no time in getting on the scoresheet.
Ryan was keen to make an impact in the Wanderers back row during his first season, and he did just that with a score against Exeter Braves in the 2017/18 Premiership Rugby A League Final sealing the trophy for Northampton.