Ryan Crotty

Ryan Crotty is a versatile player who can slot in at first or second five-eighth.

The 2006 New Zealand Schools representative entered the national selection frame on the strength of outstanding performances for Canterbury Under 18 and at the New Zealand Under 19 trial camps.

He attended Shirley Boys’ High, the same school as All Black and Canterbury stalwart Chris Jack, and is currently studying towards a degree in sports coaching at Canterbury University.

Career notes:
New Zealand Under 19 (2007)
Crusaders wider training squad (2007)
New Zealand Schools (2006)
Southern Regions Schools (2006)
Canterbury Under 18 (2005, 2006)
Shirley Boys’ High School First XV (2005, 2006)

Ryan’s favourites
Hobbies: Surfing, playing computer games, touch rugby, back yard cricket
Favourite rugby ground: Ravenhill, Ireland and Jade Stadium, Christchurch
Favourite player: Aaron Mauger and Jeff Wilson. Both really good rugby minds and also possessing high skill levels
Favourite food: Pizza
Favourite actor/actress: Will Ferrell and Robert de Niro
Favourite movie: Transformers / 300 / The Lion King
Favourite book: ‘It’s not about the Bike’ (Lance Armstrong)
Favourite music: All music but especially Chris Brown, Rhianna, Phil Collins, Oasis and The Temptations
Favourite non-rugby sports team: Sydney City Roosters
Favourite holiday destination: Spain, the south of France or Greece
Who would you like to meet? Winston Churchill, to get some key ideas on how to make good decisions under intense pressure
Earliest rugby memories: Being kicked in the face by accident in New Brighton under 5 gold team
I hate it when… We lose or I get injured… or I’m hungry
I can’t live without… My mother
If I wasn’t a rugby player I would be… Something involved with sport, like personal training or coaching.

Second Five-Eighths
179m, 91kg
Test Debut:
v Australia at Sydney 17 August 2013
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Career Comments

Test Match record

(+) subsitute (-) replaced

17 August v Australia at Sydney 47-29 (+)
2 Nov v Japan at Tokyo 54-6 (+)
10 Oct v France at Paris 26-19 (+)
17 Nov v England at London 30-22 (+)
25 Nov v Ireland at Dublin 24-22 (+)

21 Jun vs England at Hamilton 36-13 (+)
16 Aug v Australia at Sydney 12-12 (+)
23 Aug v Australia at Auckland 51-20 (-)
5 Oct v South Africa at Johannesburg 25-27 (+)