Ryan McCauley

About Ryan
DOB 08/06/1997
Born Sydney, Australia
Height 6ft 8in / 2.03m
Weight 18st 1lbs / 115kg

Position Lock
Total Appearances 5
Total Tries
Total Points
Previous Club Western Force

The towering Australian joined Exeter Chiefs ahead of the 2021/22 season on a short-term deal from Super Rugby franchise, the Western Force.

The imposing 6ft 8in, 18 stone, second-row forward made his debut for the Devon club in their seasonal opener away to Leicester Tigers in the Gallagher Premiership.

His stint with the Chiefs is McCauley's first taste of competitive rugby outside his homeland, but it’s a challenge he says he is clearly relishing.

“I’m really looking forward to ripping in,” said the Sydney-born lock. “It’ll be my first experience of rugby over in these parts, but I’ve watched games of the Chiefs and I know it’s a very good and high standard over here. As I said, I’m looking forward to learning from the other tight forwards here because there is a great calibre of players here. Also, I just can’t wait to add to my skill-set around line-out, maul and scrum, especially as it used a lot more over here.”

McCauley played NRC with New South Wales regional side Country Eagles, before he was snapped up by the Waratahs. He would spent four years with them before moving to Western Australia and joining the Force, where he featured 14 times last season.

An Australian Schoolboys and Under-20s player, McCauley confirmed he also sought the views of former Exeter player Greg Holmes before embarking on his move to the Chiefs.

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