Ryley Batt22 May 1989 Port Macquarie, Australia
- LATEST TRIUMPHS:
- 2017 Asia-Oceania Championships – Gold
- Rio 2016 Paralympics – Gold
- 2015 Asia-Oceania Championships – Silver
- 2014 World Championships – Gold
- London 2012 Paralympics – Gold
Batt is a once-in-a-generation player, the likes of which we may never see again.
The four-time Paralympian remains arguably the world’s best wheelchair rugby player and was a huge reason why Australia claimed gold in the last three major events; the Rio 2016 Paralympics, 2014 World Championships and London 2012 Paralympics.
Batt has taken on the captaincy ahead of Australia’s World Championships defence on home soil in Sydney in from 5-10 August.
At the Games in London, Great Britain, Batt scored 160 goals, including 37 in the final against Canada, as Australia secured its first Paralympic gold in the sport.
He showed his class again in 2014, as Australia added its first world title to their Paralympic crown, having a huge influence on the game with 45 of Australia’s 67 goals in the victory over Canada in Odense, Denmark.
Rio 2016 saw Australia defend its Paralympic crown with Batt again the main man for his country. He led all scorers on the court with 27 goals as the Steelers recorded a thrilling double overtime victory against the USA, 59-58.
Batt’s versatility is another major talking point of his game and something he has developed as his career as progressed.
Not only does he continue to possess an incredible scoring power, his defensive intensity has also gone to another level. Batt can close any player down within a matter of seconds and force a mistake to win possession back for his team.
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