Dean Ryan

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Dean Ryan replied : "It's probably easier if you just write that rather than me creating a headline" External link

southwalesargus Saturday, October 16, 2021 4:57:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "You saw the best of us when we can play multi-phase and go quick," External link

southwalesargus Saturday, October 16, 2021 4:57:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said ( about Ben Carter ) : "Ben is a young man and had a tough day against one of the best defensive lineouts around," External link

southwalesargus Tuesday, October 12, 2021 5:33:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "I've got to keep supporting them and keep learning from them. Sometimes that learning hurts, like last week, but at Connacht they've got great reward and I'm really pleased for them," External link

southwalesargus Sunday, October 10, 2021 3:13:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan added : "Rodney Parade was great against Leinster. Everybody think their fans are special, but last week the last 15 to 20 minutes were special, and we are looking forward to going back there," "It will be really exciting to play South African opposition back at Rodney Parade. This win will have helped us" External link

southwalesargus Sunday, October 10, 2021 3:13:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “Will is pretty reserved. He is quite quiet but brings a huge amount of presence through actions,” External link

southwalesargus Thursday, October 7, 2021 6:13:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said ( about Jamie Roberts ) : "Jamie has had an operation that will rule him out for the next six or seven weeks," "It just got to the stage where it was going from week to week and not improving, so we made a decision to go for surgery and try and maximise the window in November to get him back on his feet" External link

icWales Monday, October 4, 2021 10:50:00 AM EAT

Dean Ryan added : “Our defence is something that is going really well,” External link

icWales Monday, October 4, 2021 10:50:00 AM EAT

Dean Ryan said ( about Corey Allen ) : "Let's not make timelines around Cory, let's make it a fingers crossed story," "He is doing really well and it's been a long time after a horrendous injury so I don't think timelines are helpful" External link

southwalesargus Monday, October 4, 2021 10:05:00 AM EAT

Dean Ryan said ( about Jack Dixon ) : "Anerin and Jack are growing and that was a difficult Leinster pairing," "They were probably frustrated with some of the platform issues that we had because it starved them of ball but this is an opportunity to really grow into that role" External link

southwalesargus Monday, October 4, 2021 10:05:00 AM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “Our defence is something that is going really well,” External link

southwalesargus Sunday, October 3, 2021 9:37:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “Both games we could have won but we didn’t and we have to face up to that and those tough conversations about where we are and the growth of the group probably comes from them holding those conversations themselves,” External link

southwalesargus Sunday, October 3, 2021 9:37:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "We seem to get the pleasure of playing Leinster when they are fully-loaded and trying to make a mark! " External link

southwalesargus Friday, October 1, 2021 1:17:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “We recognise there are some areas that we can tinker with that are competitive but outside of injuries we won't necessarily be creating opportunities just for the sake of it,” External link

southwalesargus Thursday, September 30, 2021 5:46:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “The Rainbow Cup has been useful for us,” External link

southwalesargus Monday, June 14, 2021 9:07:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "At seven the ball is right in front of you all the time and it's quite an instinctive position," "You can't shift into organisation very quickly, you have to stay very hard on that ball. We have seen Taine has the attributes to work as an eight but we will leave him where he is at openside to keep developing" External link

icWales Friday, June 11, 2021 7:33:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “Brok has been a tremendous servant and we are in a difficult space,” External link

southwalesargus Tuesday, June 8, 2021 4:28:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “We’ve got agreements with the next direction that we will take but can’t commit to things” External link

southwalesargus Tuesday, June 8, 2021 4:28:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “We have been informed that Aneurin will be an attached player into Wales over the summer, which we are really pleased about,” External link

icWales Tuesday, June 8, 2021 1:27:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan added : “We thank all the players for their hard work and professionalism throughout their time at Dragons,” External link

icWales Tuesday, June 8, 2021 12:19:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “Everyone at Dragons is grateful to Barry for his efforts during his time at the region and we wish him the best in the next chapter of his coaching career,” External link

icWales Tuesday, June 8, 2021 12:19:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "Thirteen is something that we have been keen to look at and get the right profile, we are looking at a number of options," External link

southwalesargus Friday, May 28, 2021 2:24:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "Elliot needs to play and that has been a challenge for Elliot for a long time, he comes back plays a couple of games goes away again and sits on the bench. I don’t think we have seen anything near the Elliot fulfilling potential. " External link

icWales Friday, May 28, 2021 11:06:00 AM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "Look at his games and he won't have played a huge amount, so age is one thing but number of games is another," External link

southwalesargus Thursday, May 27, 2021 7:27:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "Moving to Principality Stadium was a big boost for us after the pretty poor sort of surface challenges we faced over the previous few months," External link

southwalesargus Thursday, May 27, 2021 7:27:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “It’s difficult for referees, but those who have imposed a trial on us need to be very careful what they’re after,” External link

southwalesargus Sunday, May 16, 2021 7:31:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “Jonah just looks very difficult to bring down at the moment and I think our game is suiting him,” External link

southwalesargus Sunday, May 16, 2021 7:31:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "I’ve never in 18 months picked from a full back row, but I am getting close to that," External link

icWales Friday, May 14, 2021 11:03:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “We have got great talent in that area and they are driving each other on to higher and higher performances,” External link

southwalesargus Thursday, May 13, 2021 9:58:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "The speed he can play the game at and the way he sees the game is incredible but sometimes that's not underpinned with some of the security elements that go with playing nine," External link

southwalesargus Wednesday, May 12, 2021 12:19:00 AM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "Without that team being stable, their ability to learn is compromised because it is almost a traumatic situation," External link

southwalesargus Wednesday, May 12, 2021 12:19:00 AM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "Since Gonzalo has arrived there has definitely been a change in tempo to our game and Dan has been able to see that he can contribute to that in his own way," "It's been an encouraging few months for him as he strives to work his way of becoming more stable in the team" External link

southwalesargus Wednesday, May 12, 2021 12:19:00 AM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "Against the Scarlets it was an open game against another side that wanted to play fast, that made the breakdown a lot easier," External link

southwalesargus Monday, May 10, 2021 3:20:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “I don’t think that these are things that you can put timescales on but we have had a motivation to do it for some time, now things have got to a stage where they are a bit more formal,” External link

southwalesargus Monday, May 10, 2021 1:09:00 AM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "Jamie will definitely be playing. It's a great time for him to come back in. He has been a fantastic role model for us and is a great rock in that midfield," External link

southwalesargus Thursday, May 6, 2021 8:44:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said ( about Rhodri Williams ) : "Gonzalo Bertranou will come in and Dan Babos will continue (on the bench)," "Rhodri should appear in the latter games of this competition once some of that soreness has gone away" External link

southwalesargus Thursday, May 6, 2021 8:44:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “I don’t understand a system that allows other people to pay considerably more money for a player that is in Wales,” “This isn’t related to Matthew, it’s a system that we are set in that nobody seems to want to challenge or change” External link

southwalesargus Thursday, May 6, 2021 2:04:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “With the performances of Josh Lewis and Jordan Williams, he hasn't had as many opportunities as maybe we thought he would,” External link

southwalesargus Thursday, May 6, 2021 2:04:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “The last couple of months he’s played some of his very best rugby. Every time we have gone to him his level of performance and minutes played have been outstanding,” “He’s determined to continue making an impression in our environment and the experience he brings is vital in developing others around him” External link

southwalesargus Friday, April 30, 2021 3:27:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "Taine's been really enthusiastic in training for the last few weeks," External link

icWales Friday, April 30, 2021 2:53:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "Our attack has opened up. I am not sure Jonah is someone who gets overly animated about chasing ball all day," External link

southwalesargus Thursday, April 29, 2021 2:00:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "I think getting development right means getting some really positive experiences in the early rugby careers of some of our youngsters. Today will be a key part of something in three or four years' time. " External link

icWales Tuesday, April 27, 2021 10:47:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan explained : "I said to him today: ‘I have a feeling you’re going to be a superstar’. " External link

icWales Tuesday, April 27, 2021 10:47:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan told : "I think anyone who misses a Six Nations prior to Lions has to be of some reputation prior to the Six Nations, and that's the reality" External link

icWales Friday, April 23, 2021 7:46:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan added : "I think if you could create context, it's very difficult to talk Lions form when you're playing in the PRO14. " External link

icWales Friday, April 23, 2021 7:46:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan added : "He can influence games because of the ability he's got in passing close to a line. " External link

icWales Thursday, April 22, 2021 10:04:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “This is a great opportunity for Arwel to go on loan into the English Championship as part of his development and get some valuable game time” External link

southwalesargus Tuesday, April 20, 2021 6:09:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “The top half of the Premiership is a tough place to be and they are on the edge of the play-offs,” External link

southwalesargus Friday, April 2, 2021 2:57:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “We are looking at options as well because it's a situation that we have to look at with Ellis Shipp injured as well,” “We have got to look at what is available” External link

southwalesargus Thursday, April 1, 2021 8:08:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan added : "Ashton is a real talent and someone who is clearly very passionate about playing for his home region and helping us achieve success. " External link

icWales Thursday, April 1, 2021 10:20:00 AM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “Jamie has a dead leg that has probably switched off a bit around his knee, so we decided to go with Jack (Dixon) and get us ready to go. Jamie shouldn’t be too long” External link

icWales Wednesday, March 31, 2021 11:53:00 AM EAT

Dean Ryan said ( about Jack Dixon ) : "Jamie has a dead leg that has probably switched off a bit around his knee, so we decided to go with Jack (Dixon) and get us ready to go. Jamie shouldn't be too long," External link

southwalesargus Tuesday, March 30, 2021 11:58:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "We knew that Aneurin had a special distribution talent that we wanted in the game, but he needed to know his job," External link

southwalesargus Tuesday, March 30, 2021 11:58:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “Those who have allowed us to play at the Principality Stadium have been fantastic,” External link

southwalesargus Monday, March 29, 2021 1:15:00 AM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “The first half hour was some of our best stuff,” External link

southwalesargus Monday, March 29, 2021 1:15:00 AM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “Any side needs to go through some pain and I wish the season was going on a bit longer because we are gathering a bit of momentum,” External link

southwalesargus Sunday, March 21, 2021 10:44:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "It's a bit bizarre that we are at the end of a season and we still don't know," External link

southwalesargus Saturday, March 20, 2021 3:06:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "That's a new level of intensity and physicality that we are playing at," External link

southwalesargus Sunday, March 14, 2021 5:25:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "Champions Cup was a big loss for us," "We are really keen to get back into it so there is no lack of motivation" External link

southwalesargus Saturday, March 13, 2021 12:40:00 AM EAT

Dean Ryan admitted : “It's a huge challenge against the Irish sides in physicality and accuracy,” External link

southwalesargus Friday, March 12, 2021 4:55:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “We spoke to the senior players at the beginning of the week when it was being discussed and then we told everyone on Thursday morning, although most of it was already in the news by then,” “I am just pleased that it does add to the occasion for the next few games and gives us the chance to see if we can continue momentum from last week” External link

southwalesargus Friday, March 12, 2021 4:55:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said ( about Dan Baker ) : “Dan has come in and is different to the other back rowers,” External link

southwalesargus Thursday, March 11, 2021 8:56:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “It’s great to see our internationals all commit to their home region,” External link

icWales Friday, March 5, 2021 11:01:00 AM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "We’re pleased Aaron has signed a long-term deal, as we continue to retain our best homegrown talent. " External link

southwalesargus Wednesday, March 3, 2021 11:22:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said ( about Josh Lewis ) : “It was a tough night but there were some positive individual performances. "Jonah (Holmes) looked dangerous and I thought Josh (Lewis) came on and gave us real impact. "I was also pleased with Gonzalo (Bertranou) with his speed, we just couldn’t get any momentum in that first half. "I think he was frustrated how to get that with so many people all over the ball” External link

southwalesargus Monday, March 1, 2021 12:13:00 AM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “We didn’t come to terms with what the expectation was at the breakdown,” External link

southwalesargus Sunday, February 28, 2021 5:53:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "When we have been at home we have struggled to play on that pitch," External link

southwalesargus Saturday, February 27, 2021 4:08:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "Having Ross come back and Ollie being on the horizon balances everything out for good development," External link

southwalesargus Wednesday, February 24, 2021 6:28:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “He had a significant injury and he had to re-invent himself in a different tournament to keep himself playing,” External link

southwalesargus Friday, February 19, 2021 3:59:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “I would say his basics are very good and when you look at Argentinian 9s they are similar to the French model in terms of sitting around their forwards,” “His field positioning and his kicking is very good and his understanding of movement within a game is very good, so I think he is actually well suited to northern hemisphere, PRO14 rugby and I am looking forward to seeing him introduce himself” External link

southwalesargus Thursday, February 18, 2021 10:18:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "I've spoken to all of the scrum-halves and told them that there shouldn't be a moment in your career when you are not under pressure," External link

southwalesargus Thursday, February 18, 2021 10:18:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “We had to look at what options are and what options we could add,” External link

southwalesargus Thursday, February 18, 2021 10:18:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "We just weren't very good. We didn't look like we had the right energy, we lacked rhythm, direction and accuracy," External link

southwalesargus Saturday, February 6, 2021 4:15:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said ( about Jordan Williams ) : "He didn't look like Jordan but him coming back is great," External link

southwalesargus Saturday, February 6, 2021 4:15:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “Being linked with international players is good press but when we have got something to say then we’ll say it,” External link

southwalesargus Monday, February 1, 2021 6:44:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan added ( about Ross Moriarty ) : "I think that we will see Ross in both over the next period because he will definitely be back for us soon. " External link

icWales Saturday, January 30, 2021 6:16:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “He is 6ft 7ins, international quality with an incredible work rate. That doesn't come along very often,” “I also still think he has a huge amount of room to get better through his experiences at international level. There is a lot more to come from him and that's what is most exciting” External link

southwalesargus Thursday, January 28, 2021 7:24:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “The Premiership final against Exeter in really poor conditions, when Wasps were low on quality because of coronavirus , really showed Will's contribution to the front five,” “That typified the type of player that both Wales and ourselves would want” External link

southwalesargus Thursday, January 28, 2021 7:24:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “Every contract cycle is an opportunity for people to make decisions but Screechy's development here is something that we are really pleased with,” External link

southwalesargus Thursday, January 28, 2021 7:24:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “We have looked at the exiles market as an opportunity to compete in Wales,” External link

southwalesargus Thursday, January 28, 2021 7:24:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said ( about Jordan Williams ) : "It's unrealistic to think that a high-speed athlete like Jordan is going to come back from an ACL and then play 15 games on the bounce," External link

southwalesargus Thursday, January 21, 2021 3:24:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said ( about Joe Thomas ) : “Joe came and really helped us out when there was potential for lots of A games,” External link

southwalesargus Tuesday, January 19, 2021 4:15:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan added : “Sam’s feeling ready to go and it’s been more us saying it’s not right we can’t afford to risk you,” External link

southwales-eveningpost Thursday, January 14, 2021 4:19:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said ( about Jordan Williams ) : “It's unrealistic to think that a high-speed athlete like Jordan is going to come back from an ACL and then play 15 games on the bounce,” External link

southwales-eveningpost Thursday, January 14, 2021 4:19:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan added : “Sam’s feeling ready to go and it’s been more us saying it’s not right we can’t afford to risk you,” External link

icWales Thursday, January 14, 2021 11:53:00 AM EAT

Dean Ryan said ( about Jordan Williams ) : “It's unrealistic to think that a high-speed athlete like Jordan is going to come back from an ACL and then play 15 games on the bounce,” External link

icWales Thursday, January 14, 2021 11:53:00 AM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “The Ospreys game was a pivotal moment and now we have got to work a bit harder,” External link

southwalesargus Wednesday, January 13, 2021 8:21:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "I think that because we have got so many good back rowers we overlook Harrison," External link

southwalesargus Saturday, January 9, 2021 1:55:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “We are targeting a win after what has been a challenging five or six weeks for the group with disruption and changes,” External link

southwales-eveningpost Friday, January 8, 2021 6:08:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “We are targeting a win after what has been a challenging five or six weeks for the group with disruption and changes,” External link

icWales Friday, January 8, 2021 3:53:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "I've had three myself, so it's a good eight to 10 weeks I would say," External link

southwalesargus Tuesday, January 5, 2021 8:16:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "We are all clean but we've got to be really careful," External link

southwalesargus Tuesday, January 5, 2021 8:16:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "It's a soleus muscles injury which lays below the calf," External link

southwalesargus Tuesday, January 5, 2021 8:16:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan told : "I've been my own worst enemy at times by letting games get away from me just off one or two mistakes, errors that aren't massive. " External link

southwalesargus Monday, January 4, 2021 2:55:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan insisted : "It is really easy to just live your life off wins and losses. Sometimes that hides good things that are going on," External link

icWales Saturday, January 2, 2021 12:29:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "Taine was getting back to top form," External link

southwalesargus Saturday, January 2, 2021 11:34:00 AM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "We were on such a high going into Europe," External link

southwalesargus Saturday, January 2, 2021 11:34:00 AM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "His intellect has grown massively over the last 12 months and his calmness is something that is contagious with others," "His game is about leading by example, so he has all the ingredients to be a captain of the future" External link

southwalesargus Saturday, January 2, 2021 11:34:00 AM EAT

Dean Ryan insisted : "It is really easy to just live your life off wins and losses. Sometimes that hides good things that are going on," External link

southwalesargus Saturday, January 2, 2021 11:34:00 AM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "Europe wasn’t what we wanted it to be because the Saturday morning before Wasps it took a very different turn," External link

southwales-eveningpost Monday, December 28, 2020 9:47:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "Europe wasn’t what we wanted it to be because the Saturday morning before Wasps it took a very different turn," External link

icWales Monday, December 28, 2020 4:44:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “It was a tight derby game in tough weather conditions,” External link

southwalesargus Sunday, December 27, 2020 2:56:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “We gave two guys debuts in terms of senior professional outings in Bordeaux,” External link

icWales Tuesday, December 22, 2020 8:24:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “I am seeking clarity from the WRU and Public Health Wales and I haven’t got to the bottom of that yet,” External link

icWales Tuesday, December 22, 2020 8:24:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said ( about Leon Brown ) : “Leon needs to play because he is at the stage of his career where gaining experiences are crucial,” External link

southwalesargus Tuesday, December 22, 2020 6:10:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan added : "We were just too loose after half-time and they were too good," External link

southwalesargus Sunday, December 20, 2020 8:52:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "These are challenging circumstances for everyone at the moment. We never planned for what happened in the last two weeks," External link

icWales Sunday, December 20, 2020 1:20:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "It needs further investigation and it will be some weeks until we get an understanding of how to deal with it. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Friday, December 18, 2020 12:56:00 AM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "It needs further investigation and it will be some weeks until we get an understanding of how to deal with it. " External link

icWales Thursday, December 17, 2020 12:34:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said ( about Ollie Griffiths ) : “You don't play the game as well as Ollie plays it without risk,” External link

southwalesargus Wednesday, December 16, 2020 9:45:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "Lennon is struggling a little bit," "I thought Lennon was outstanding when he came on but he has got a shoulder problem, so we are very light in that area now" External link

southwalesargus Wednesday, December 16, 2020 9:45:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan told : “When people like being in places then it’s not a difficult conversation. The first thing is to make it a place that he enjoys being,” External link

icWales Wednesday, December 16, 2020 12:12:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan responded : “I wouldn’t want to give you the same headline!” External link

southwalesargus Sunday, December 13, 2020 5:24:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "We're excited to start our Heineken Champions Cup campaign and we're going to enjoy every second in the tournament. " External link

icWales Saturday, December 12, 2020 3:02:00 AM EAT

Dean Ryan said ( about Jamie Roberts ) : “Jamie has been excellent for us, impressive on and off the field,” External link

icWales Wednesday, December 9, 2020 10:45:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said ( about Ben Carter ) : "Ben is very quiet, very humble and just works very hard. He is a great representation of what we are trying to do here," External link

southwalesargus Wednesday, December 9, 2020 6:49:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said ( about Ben Carter ) : "Ben is a big man, so that helps," External link

southwalesargus Wednesday, December 9, 2020 6:49:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "We are going to enjoy it. We understand the size of the challenge that we are going to face, but we are going to enjoy it," External link

southwalesargus Tuesday, December 8, 2020 11:53:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "There is good competition in the squad and we are starting to now think tactically about what suits us," "We've got used to a regular XV and they basically play until they are exhausted or injured and then we try and find someone else. In some positions we have now got some strength in depth" External link

southwalesargus Tuesday, December 8, 2020 11:53:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "I am pretty unhappy at the application of the yellow cards, which had a big influence on the game," External link

southwalesargus Sunday, December 6, 2020 2:21:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "We couldn't go in off a more solid performance platform," External link

southwalesargus Sunday, December 6, 2020 2:21:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "They looked solid - it's a reasonably big midfield with Jack and Jamie! It does give us big men on the front line. " External link

southwalesargus Thursday, December 3, 2020 6:35:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “We will make a couple of changes because it’s a plastic pitch, we’ve got to look at what our strengths will be in that situation,” External link

southwalesargus Thursday, December 3, 2020 6:35:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “Back row is an area of strength for us but he is a young man who has pushed himself into the mix,” External link

southwalesargus Wednesday, December 2, 2020 11:47:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "Sometimes a player can get caught up in trying to make it for every international and it's not worked," External link

southwalesargus Wednesday, December 2, 2020 11:47:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "The games are coming now until we can take a breath in February, so this was good for us," External link

southwalesargus Tuesday, December 1, 2020 4:05:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "The games are coming now until we can take a breath in February, so this was good for us," External link

southwalesargus Monday, November 30, 2020 3:02:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “This is a game where we want to exert some pressure rather than being under it, which we have been for large parts of the other games,” External link

southwalesargus Saturday, November 28, 2020 12:25:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “We are showing a lot of enthusiasm during the week and if we can generate that into the game then I believe enthusiasm will override anything else,” External link

southwalesargus Saturday, November 28, 2020 12:25:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "The key around him coming back is the recognition that you don't come back and everything is okay," External link

southwalesargus Thursday, November 26, 2020 5:33:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said ( about Conor Maguire ) : "It is a blow, that was a strengthening of our front row, but it's also an opportunity for others to come in," "Conor and Josh are two that we have a view on for the long term and this offers them more opportunities" External link

southwalesargus Thursday, November 26, 2020 5:33:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “Playing somebody though a period where things are changing for them all the time isn’t necessarily the best way for them to learn how to deal with that,” External link

southwalesargus Wednesday, November 25, 2020 5:22:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “It’s not really for me to guess how selection was arrived at,” External link

southwalesargus Monday, November 23, 2020 2:36:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "Two weeks of quarantine for a coach doesn't mean two weeks off," External link

southwalesargus Thursday, November 19, 2020 5:42:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "It's a huge relief to be back. We've got a staged return over the next few days to make sure we don't compromise anybody because quarantine is a lot different to lockdown," External link

southwalesargus Wednesday, November 18, 2020 11:14:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "We have defintely asked a lot of questions because there is some disparity to situations that have occured in England," "We want to do the right thing because the last thing that we want to do is put ourselves our our families at risk. We have followed the advice and there are people that are making those decisions higher up" External link

southwalesargus Wednesday, November 18, 2020 11:14:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "We are being very careful as to what their first two or three days back look like," External link

southwalesargus Wednesday, November 18, 2020 11:14:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "We've got to face up to the challenge that we were outgunned. They are very direct and got very fast ball," External link

southwalesargus Saturday, October 31, 2020 2:26:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan admitted : "We've got to come to terms with how to deal with some of these sides' power," External link

southwalesargus Thursday, October 29, 2020 1:24:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said ( about Leon Brown ) : "Leon is in there and has got a little bit of work and rehab around an injury that he took into camp, so that timing won't be right," External link

southwalesargus Wednesday, October 28, 2020 7:09:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said ( about Jordan Williams ) : "We are always cautious around Jordan," External link

southwalesargus Wednesday, October 28, 2020 7:09:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “We were disappointed at how we got marched back, especially at the scrum,” External link

southwalesargus Sunday, October 25, 2020 11:12:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “All Irish sides have been pretty direct and at the moment we haven’t had an answer to that speed of ball,” “I am pretty sure about what is coming next week and we’ve got to challenge ourselves internally to solve that” External link

southwalesargus Sunday, October 25, 2020 11:12:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan added ( about Jordan Williams ) : "Jordan had a significant injury and I am just concerned about being overly reliant on him in those first early steps back," "He was outstanding against Zebre, some of his impacts were huge, but we have just got to be careful. We are all desperate for him to play but we are setting ourselves up to fail if we think he is going to be okay after such a long injury" External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, October 22, 2020 12:18:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “We’re in a good place and looking forward to a first game on home soil,” External link

southwalesargus Thursday, October 8, 2020 5:11:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “There are two ways of looking at this fixture,” External link

southwalesargus Thursday, October 1, 2020 4:46:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “There are two ways of looking at this fixture,” External link

southwalesargus Tuesday, September 29, 2020 8:39:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "You want to play in the Champions Cup and against some of the best players in the world, and they can do things like that," External link

southwalesargus Saturday, September 19, 2020 6:07:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “We have got some players who have been in at this level before that we would hope would show more composure,” External link

southwalesargus Friday, September 18, 2020 11:07:00 AM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “Selection is always hard and no easier when you have to do it for reasons that don't necessarily stack up,” External link

southwalesargus Tuesday, September 15, 2020 9:03:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “We’re pleased to welcome Greg to our region and look forward to him making a big impact in our environment,” External link

southwalesargus Tuesday, September 1, 2020 10:04:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "We've got everybody fit that we want fit for a one-off game, that was the biggest priority for us," External link

southwalesargus Monday, August 31, 2020 2:24:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "We got what we knew that we'd get," External link

southwalesargus Monday, August 31, 2020 2:24:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "I was pleased that they were in it up to 50 minutes because we had eight under-23s. “That we got dusted in the scrum and drive wasn't a surprise because we wanted people to experience that" External link

icWales Sunday, August 30, 2020 6:20:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “We got what we knew we’d get,” External link

icWales Sunday, August 30, 2020 12:59:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “We got what we knew that we’d get,” External link

southwalesargus Sunday, August 30, 2020 12:47:00 AM EAT

Dean Ryan said ( about Ashton Hewitt ) : "There was a lot of things going on this summer that Ashton is passionate about," External link

icWales Wednesday, August 26, 2020 9:44:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "We are getting more confident in derbies and we are putting expectation on ourselves to perform," External link

southwalesargus Wednesday, August 26, 2020 8:23:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said ( about Saida Harrigan ) : "Travel to South Africa is not happening this year anyway, so I'm not sure what it tells us that we didn't understand already," External link

southwalesargus Tuesday, August 25, 2020 7:47:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "We said before that if we make this about 15 players, we could have picked differently but we know they won't be standing come Christmas," External link

southwalesargus Monday, August 24, 2020 12:55:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “It’s ultimately a relief to be starting up again,” External link

southwalesargus Wednesday, August 19, 2020 3:07:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said ( about Sam Davies ) : "I've got no concerns about Sam," External link

southwalesargus Tuesday, August 18, 2020 8:24:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "We are always in contract negotiations. We are in a business where 30 per cent (of our squad) are out of contract every year, there's a rolling element to it," External link

southwalesargus Tuesday, August 18, 2020 8:24:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said ( about Jack Dixon ) : “We’ve talked a lot with Jack about understanding what he is good at rather than trying to be good at everything,” External link

southwalesargus Sunday, August 16, 2020 12:12:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said ( about Jamie Roberts ) : “They are hugely positive about what they can learn with Jamie here,” External link

southwalesargus Sunday, August 16, 2020 12:12:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan added : “It’s important to get us back playing and create some normality,” External link

southwalesargus Friday, July 31, 2020 2:04:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "We are always interested in quality players. " External link

icWales Sunday, July 26, 2020 3:29:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "Luke has made a big impression in his time with us, both on and off the field, and we're pleased to now extend his stay. " External link

southwalesargus Wednesday, July 22, 2020 4:23:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "The opportunity for us is to get that level of experience and the level he plays at was just too good to miss," External link

southwalesargus Sunday, July 12, 2020 12:44:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "The Dragons is about making small, stable steps of getting better. Planning for big games as well as a run of games is an important part of what we'll face," External link

southwalesargus Saturday, July 11, 2020 11:59:00 AM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “We’re really pleased to bring Joe, a Welsh-qualified player, to the region and look forward to him developing in our environment,” “Joe is hungry to prove himself here, improve as a player and take the opportunity that we have given him with us” External link

southwalesargus Wednesday, July 1, 2020 8:32:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “The games are important to close off the PRO14 - especially for the clubs at the top of it as they’ll have done a lot of work to get to that point,” External link

icWales Wednesday, July 1, 2020 3:50:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "We believe he'll be available for us for Europe," External link

southwalesargus Wednesday, July 1, 2020 2:23:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "We're very much following both WRU and government guidelines in terms of how we return to training," External link

southwalesargus Wednesday, July 1, 2020 2:23:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "There are people that we would love to talk about that are coming to Dragons. There is nobody leaving that hasn't been in the media so we are a stable organisation," External link

southwalesargus Friday, June 26, 2020 2:10:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "In terms of the future, nothing changes," External link

southwalesargus Sunday, June 21, 2020 8:16:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "I have learnt more about this group in lockdown then I did in the last ten months. That makes us stronger," External link

southwalesargus Sunday, June 21, 2020 8:16:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "At Dragons we are pretty used to running a tight ship. When people ask us to tighten our buckle, we have been there before. That stands us in good stead," "This is an organisation is that is trying to get ready to grow. That may be slower than we would have wanted, but it's not going backwards. That has been helpful in this period" External link

southwalesargus Sunday, June 21, 2020 8:16:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "Jonah is a wing/full-back but I might push him in at 13 occasionally as well," External link

southwalesargus Saturday, May 30, 2020 9:28:00 AM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "We've got some great developing players in those positions, people like Will Talbot-Davies and young Rio coming through," External link

southwalesargus Saturday, May 30, 2020 9:28:00 AM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "Aspirationally for the players it would be really important," External link

southwalesargus Thursday, May 28, 2020 8:14:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "We thank all the players for their hard work and professionalism during their time at the region. " External link

irishsun Sunday, May 17, 2020 10:42:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan added ( about Ceri Jones ) : "Everyone at Dragons is grateful to Ceri for his efforts during his time at the region and we all wish him the best in the next chapter of his coaching career" External link

irishsun Sunday, May 17, 2020 10:42:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan added ( about Ceri Jones ) : “Everyone at Dragons is grateful to Ceri for his efforts during his time at the region and we all wish him the best in the next chapter of his coaching career” External link

pressandjournal Saturday, May 16, 2020 10:57:00 AM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "Arwel is a young fly half who really wants to play for this region," "He still has lots to learn and now needs to play regularly and show he can develop in our environment" External link

southwalesargus Friday, May 15, 2020 2:50:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "Ellis has impressed with his attitude this season and has performed well when he has earned an opportunity," "He is eager to continue to develop here and learn from the senior players around him" External link

southwalesargus Wednesday, May 13, 2020 7:23:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “Owen was given an opportunity with us at the start of the season and has taken it with both hands,” External link

southwalesargus Wednesday, April 29, 2020 7:09:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "Both Simon and Luke are talented coaches who made big impressions when they worked with the squad this season," "They've now joined us on a full-time basis as we continue to invest in our coaching environment to get the very best out of our playing squad" External link

southwalesargus Thursday, April 16, 2020 10:43:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said ( about Corey Hill ) : "Players make choices at whatever stage in their career. I can only wish Cory well" External link

icWales Wednesday, April 8, 2020 10:06:00 AM EAT

Dean Ryan said ( about Corey Hill ) : "Players move and everybody has the right to make their own choices. Cory has decided that his interests are better served playing elsewhere but I don't think that is a reflection on the Dragons," "It was quite frustrating on valuation with the length of time and indecision that comes with that, but I really do wish him well and hope he fulfils his aspirations with Wales and the role that he wants to play" External link

southwalesargus Tuesday, April 7, 2020 8:50:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “It was an opportunity for other people to show what they have learnt and that was an example that we haven’t,” External link

southwalesargus Saturday, March 7, 2020 12:53:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “We’ve challenged the group that is left here to keep developing,” External link

southwalesargus Thursday, March 5, 2020 5:56:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan added : “We’re talking with Wales about whether we can bring Elliot back,” “We’ll wait and see with that” External link

southwalesargus Tuesday, March 3, 2020 9:08:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “Brok is going to require surgery on a chest muscle,” “I think that’s the end of the season for him” External link

southwalesargus Tuesday, March 3, 2020 9:08:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “I think the big challenge for Taine is that when you’re in your first international camp, he’s coming backwards and forwards, getting huge highs of an international environment, running opposition plays from England and France, and then coming back on Friday to play for his club,” External link

southwalesargus Sunday, March 1, 2020 2:13:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “The Cheetahs have an ambitious game-plan and pose threats all over the field. However, they’ve had three weeks in the rain over here, which has been tough for them,” External link

icWales Friday, February 28, 2020 3:59:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “It’s pretty frustrating because at that stage the game was still open for us in terms of at least two bonus points” External link

southwalesargus Wednesday, February 26, 2020 3:36:00 AM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "I don't think that it's about where we are, it's about where the WRU are," External link

southwalesargus Tuesday, February 11, 2020 8:33:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "It's always a choice, isn't it?" External link

southwalesargus Tuesday, February 11, 2020 8:33:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said ( about Jordan Williams ) : "Jordan is a talented runner who brings an attacking and dynamic edge to our game. " External link

icWales Thursday, February 6, 2020 10:56:00 AM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "Jordan is a talented runner who brings an attacking and dynamic edge to our game," "We're looking forward to his return and I'm sure fans at Rodney Parade we be excited about watching him play again now that we can confirm he is staying with Dragons" External link

southwalesargus Thursday, February 6, 2020 1:40:00 AM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "We are taking this (quarter-final) as an experience and as long as we keep challenging ourselves, in terms of what can we learn and what we can do better, then I'm very happy," External link

southwalesargus Thursday, January 23, 2020 2:02:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan told : "I’d rather go on an away trip a bit further than Bristol! But from a playing perspective we are not worried who we get," External link

icWales Saturday, January 18, 2020 1:15:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “What I was really pleased about was that we had to take certain things away from the officiating and from Enisei,” External link

southwalesargus Saturday, January 18, 2020 6:39:00 AM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “It’s getting ludicrous in the back three,” External link

southwalesargus Saturday, January 18, 2020 6:39:00 AM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “Our performances in Europe have been some of our high points this season and now we have an opportunity to qualify,” External link

southwalesargus Thursday, January 16, 2020 6:16:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan told : “We are at home and there is lots for Castres to do,” External link

worcesternews Monday, January 13, 2020 2:50:00 PM EAT



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Wayne Pivac said ( about Dean Ryan ) : “We looked at Ross and Aaron and I spoke to Dean Ryan about those guys switching at club level,” External link

southwalesargus Friday, November 20, 2020 11:50:00 AM EAT

Gordon Ross said ( about Dean Ryan ) : “I think that Dean had to recharge the battery on his phone about 10 times! Dean has an outstanding rugby brain and we would be daft not to take his advice on,” External link

southwalesargus Monday, November 2, 2020 10:55:00 AM EAT

Pat Lam said ( about Dean Ryan ) : "Dean and I are very good mates. I know him well and the way he thinks. " External link

icWales Wednesday, September 16, 2020 12:26:00 PM EAT

Ceri Jones said ( about Dean Ryan ) : "As the saying goes, 'a new brush sweeps clean' and everywhere Dean goes he tends to freshen it up," External link

southwalesargus Monday, July 27, 2020 3:34:00 PM EAT

Simon Cross said ( about Dean Ryan ) : “What I love about what Dean is building is that we don’t work in silos in the coaching group, everybody has an opinion on things,” External link

southwalesargus Tuesday, July 14, 2020 10:10:00 AM EAT

Luke Narraway said ( about Dean Ryan ) : "I've known Dean for a while now, first as a player and then as a coach," External link

southwalesargus Wednesday, June 3, 2020 11:21:00 AM EAT

Tavis Knoyle said ( about Dean Ryan ) : “I'm enjoying the environment that Dean and the coaching staff have created and being challenged, which keeps me focused,” External link

southwalesargus Friday, April 24, 2020 7:16:00 PM EAT

Owen Farrell said ( about Dean Ryan ) : "Dean has been class. He is an experienced guy, knows his stuff and he has been great looking to get us all moving forward," External link

southwalesargus Friday, March 27, 2020 9:42:00 PM EAT

Ross Moriarty said ( about Dean Ryan ) : "Dean has been really good for us this season, he came in and has done a really good job," External link

southwalesargus Friday, March 27, 2020 3:43:00 PM EAT

ديفيد بيترايوس said ( about Dean Ryan ) : "Dean has a very clear philosophy on this," External link

southwalesargus Thursday, February 6, 2020 2:36:00 PM EAT

Ross Moriarty said ( about Dean Ryan ) : "Dean has been really good for us this season, he came in and has done a really good job," External link

southwalesargus Wednesday, February 5, 2020 12:48:00 PM EAT

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Dean Ryan replied : "It's probably easier if you just write that rather than me creating a headline" External link

southwalesargus Saturday, October 16, 2021 4:57:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "You saw the best of us when we can play multi-phase and go quick," External link

southwalesargus Saturday, October 16, 2021 4:57:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said ( about Ben Carter ) : "Ben is a young man and had a tough day against one of the best defensive lineouts around," External link

southwalesargus Tuesday, October 12, 2021 5:33:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "I've got to keep supporting them and keep learning from them. Sometimes that learning hurts, like last week, but at Connacht they've got great reward and I'm really pleased for them," External link

southwalesargus Sunday, October 10, 2021 3:13:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan added : "Rodney Parade was great against Leinster. Everybody think their fans are special, but last week the last 15 to 20 minutes were special, and we are looking forward to going back there," "It will be really exciting to play South African opposition back at Rodney Parade. This win will have helped us" External link

southwalesargus Sunday, October 10, 2021 3:13:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “Will is pretty reserved. He is quite quiet but brings a huge amount of presence through actions,” External link

southwalesargus Thursday, October 7, 2021 6:13:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said ( about Jamie Roberts ) : "Jamie has had an operation that will rule him out for the next six or seven weeks," "It just got to the stage where it was going from week to week and not improving, so we made a decision to go for surgery and try and maximise the window in November to get him back on his feet" External link

icWales Monday, October 4, 2021 10:50:00 AM EAT

Dean Ryan added : “Our defence is something that is going really well,” External link

icWales Monday, October 4, 2021 10:50:00 AM EAT

Dean Ryan said ( about Corey Allen ) : "Let's not make timelines around Cory, let's make it a fingers crossed story," "He is doing really well and it's been a long time after a horrendous injury so I don't think timelines are helpful" External link

southwalesargus Monday, October 4, 2021 10:05:00 AM EAT

Dean Ryan said ( about Jack Dixon ) : "Anerin and Jack are growing and that was a difficult Leinster pairing," "They were probably frustrated with some of the platform issues that we had because it starved them of ball but this is an opportunity to really grow into that role" External link

southwalesargus Monday, October 4, 2021 10:05:00 AM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “Our defence is something that is going really well,” External link

southwalesargus Sunday, October 3, 2021 9:37:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “Both games we could have won but we didn’t and we have to face up to that and those tough conversations about where we are and the growth of the group probably comes from them holding those conversations themselves,” External link

southwalesargus Sunday, October 3, 2021 9:37:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "We seem to get the pleasure of playing Leinster when they are fully-loaded and trying to make a mark! " External link

southwalesargus Friday, October 1, 2021 1:17:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “We recognise there are some areas that we can tinker with that are competitive but outside of injuries we won't necessarily be creating opportunities just for the sake of it,” External link

southwalesargus Thursday, September 30, 2021 5:46:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “The Rainbow Cup has been useful for us,” External link

southwalesargus Monday, June 14, 2021 9:07:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "At seven the ball is right in front of you all the time and it's quite an instinctive position," "You can't shift into organisation very quickly, you have to stay very hard on that ball. We have seen Taine has the attributes to work as an eight but we will leave him where he is at openside to keep developing" External link

icWales Friday, June 11, 2021 7:33:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “Brok has been a tremendous servant and we are in a difficult space,” External link

southwalesargus Tuesday, June 8, 2021 4:28:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “We’ve got agreements with the next direction that we will take but can’t commit to things” External link

southwalesargus Tuesday, June 8, 2021 4:28:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “We have been informed that Aneurin will be an attached player into Wales over the summer, which we are really pleased about,” External link

icWales Tuesday, June 8, 2021 1:27:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan added : “We thank all the players for their hard work and professionalism throughout their time at Dragons,” External link

icWales Tuesday, June 8, 2021 12:19:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “Everyone at Dragons is grateful to Barry for his efforts during his time at the region and we wish him the best in the next chapter of his coaching career,” External link

icWales Tuesday, June 8, 2021 12:19:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "Thirteen is something that we have been keen to look at and get the right profile, we are looking at a number of options," External link

southwalesargus Friday, May 28, 2021 2:24:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "Elliot needs to play and that has been a challenge for Elliot for a long time, he comes back plays a couple of games goes away again and sits on the bench. I don’t think we have seen anything near the Elliot fulfilling potential. " External link

icWales Friday, May 28, 2021 11:06:00 AM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "Look at his games and he won't have played a huge amount, so age is one thing but number of games is another," External link

southwalesargus Thursday, May 27, 2021 7:27:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "Moving to Principality Stadium was a big boost for us after the pretty poor sort of surface challenges we faced over the previous few months," External link

southwalesargus Thursday, May 27, 2021 7:27:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “It’s difficult for referees, but those who have imposed a trial on us need to be very careful what they’re after,” External link

southwalesargus Sunday, May 16, 2021 7:31:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “Jonah just looks very difficult to bring down at the moment and I think our game is suiting him,” External link

southwalesargus Sunday, May 16, 2021 7:31:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "I’ve never in 18 months picked from a full back row, but I am getting close to that," External link

icWales Friday, May 14, 2021 11:03:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “We have got great talent in that area and they are driving each other on to higher and higher performances,” External link

southwalesargus Thursday, May 13, 2021 9:58:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "The speed he can play the game at and the way he sees the game is incredible but sometimes that's not underpinned with some of the security elements that go with playing nine," External link

southwalesargus Wednesday, May 12, 2021 12:19:00 AM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "Without that team being stable, their ability to learn is compromised because it is almost a traumatic situation," External link

southwalesargus Wednesday, May 12, 2021 12:19:00 AM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "Since Gonzalo has arrived there has definitely been a change in tempo to our game and Dan has been able to see that he can contribute to that in his own way," "It's been an encouraging few months for him as he strives to work his way of becoming more stable in the team" External link

southwalesargus Wednesday, May 12, 2021 12:19:00 AM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "Against the Scarlets it was an open game against another side that wanted to play fast, that made the breakdown a lot easier," External link

southwalesargus Monday, May 10, 2021 3:20:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “I don’t think that these are things that you can put timescales on but we have had a motivation to do it for some time, now things have got to a stage where they are a bit more formal,” External link

southwalesargus Monday, May 10, 2021 1:09:00 AM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "Jamie will definitely be playing. It's a great time for him to come back in. He has been a fantastic role model for us and is a great rock in that midfield," External link

southwalesargus Thursday, May 6, 2021 8:44:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said ( about Rhodri Williams ) : "Gonzalo Bertranou will come in and Dan Babos will continue (on the bench)," "Rhodri should appear in the latter games of this competition once some of that soreness has gone away" External link

southwalesargus Thursday, May 6, 2021 8:44:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “I don’t understand a system that allows other people to pay considerably more money for a player that is in Wales,” “This isn’t related to Matthew, it’s a system that we are set in that nobody seems to want to challenge or change” External link

southwalesargus Thursday, May 6, 2021 2:04:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “With the performances of Josh Lewis and Jordan Williams, he hasn't had as many opportunities as maybe we thought he would,” External link

southwalesargus Thursday, May 6, 2021 2:04:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “The last couple of months he’s played some of his very best rugby. Every time we have gone to him his level of performance and minutes played have been outstanding,” “He’s determined to continue making an impression in our environment and the experience he brings is vital in developing others around him” External link

southwalesargus Friday, April 30, 2021 3:27:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "Taine's been really enthusiastic in training for the last few weeks," External link

icWales Friday, April 30, 2021 2:53:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "Our attack has opened up. I am not sure Jonah is someone who gets overly animated about chasing ball all day," External link

southwalesargus Thursday, April 29, 2021 2:00:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "I think getting development right means getting some really positive experiences in the early rugby careers of some of our youngsters. Today will be a key part of something in three or four years' time. " External link

icWales Tuesday, April 27, 2021 10:47:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan explained : "I said to him today: ‘I have a feeling you’re going to be a superstar’. " External link

icWales Tuesday, April 27, 2021 10:47:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan told : "I think anyone who misses a Six Nations prior to Lions has to be of some reputation prior to the Six Nations, and that's the reality" External link

icWales Friday, April 23, 2021 7:46:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan added : "I think if you could create context, it's very difficult to talk Lions form when you're playing in the PRO14. " External link

icWales Friday, April 23, 2021 7:46:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan added : "He can influence games because of the ability he's got in passing close to a line. " External link

icWales Thursday, April 22, 2021 10:04:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “This is a great opportunity for Arwel to go on loan into the English Championship as part of his development and get some valuable game time” External link

southwalesargus Tuesday, April 20, 2021 6:09:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “The top half of the Premiership is a tough place to be and they are on the edge of the play-offs,” External link

southwalesargus Friday, April 2, 2021 2:57:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “We are looking at options as well because it's a situation that we have to look at with Ellis Shipp injured as well,” “We have got to look at what is available” External link

southwalesargus Thursday, April 1, 2021 8:08:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan added : "Ashton is a real talent and someone who is clearly very passionate about playing for his home region and helping us achieve success. " External link

icWales Thursday, April 1, 2021 10:20:00 AM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “Jamie has a dead leg that has probably switched off a bit around his knee, so we decided to go with Jack (Dixon) and get us ready to go. Jamie shouldn’t be too long” External link

icWales Wednesday, March 31, 2021 11:53:00 AM EAT

Dean Ryan said ( about Jack Dixon ) : "Jamie has a dead leg that has probably switched off a bit around his knee, so we decided to go with Jack (Dixon) and get us ready to go. Jamie shouldn't be too long," External link

southwalesargus Tuesday, March 30, 2021 11:58:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "We knew that Aneurin had a special distribution talent that we wanted in the game, but he needed to know his job," External link

southwalesargus Tuesday, March 30, 2021 11:58:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “Those who have allowed us to play at the Principality Stadium have been fantastic,” External link

southwalesargus Monday, March 29, 2021 1:15:00 AM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “The first half hour was some of our best stuff,” External link

southwalesargus Monday, March 29, 2021 1:15:00 AM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “Any side needs to go through some pain and I wish the season was going on a bit longer because we are gathering a bit of momentum,” External link

southwalesargus Sunday, March 21, 2021 10:44:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "It's a bit bizarre that we are at the end of a season and we still don't know," External link

southwalesargus Saturday, March 20, 2021 3:06:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "That's a new level of intensity and physicality that we are playing at," External link

southwalesargus Sunday, March 14, 2021 5:25:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "Champions Cup was a big loss for us," "We are really keen to get back into it so there is no lack of motivation" External link

southwalesargus Saturday, March 13, 2021 12:40:00 AM EAT

Dean Ryan admitted : “It's a huge challenge against the Irish sides in physicality and accuracy,” External link

southwalesargus Friday, March 12, 2021 4:55:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “We spoke to the senior players at the beginning of the week when it was being discussed and then we told everyone on Thursday morning, although most of it was already in the news by then,” “I am just pleased that it does add to the occasion for the next few games and gives us the chance to see if we can continue momentum from last week” External link

southwalesargus Friday, March 12, 2021 4:55:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said ( about Dan Baker ) : “Dan has come in and is different to the other back rowers,” External link

southwalesargus Thursday, March 11, 2021 8:56:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “It’s great to see our internationals all commit to their home region,” External link

icWales Friday, March 5, 2021 11:01:00 AM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "We’re pleased Aaron has signed a long-term deal, as we continue to retain our best homegrown talent. " External link

southwalesargus Wednesday, March 3, 2021 11:22:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said ( about Josh Lewis ) : “It was a tough night but there were some positive individual performances. "Jonah (Holmes) looked dangerous and I thought Josh (Lewis) came on and gave us real impact. "I was also pleased with Gonzalo (Bertranou) with his speed, we just couldn’t get any momentum in that first half. "I think he was frustrated how to get that with so many people all over the ball” External link

southwalesargus Monday, March 1, 2021 12:13:00 AM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “We didn’t come to terms with what the expectation was at the breakdown,” External link

southwalesargus Sunday, February 28, 2021 5:53:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "When we have been at home we have struggled to play on that pitch," External link

southwalesargus Saturday, February 27, 2021 4:08:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "Having Ross come back and Ollie being on the horizon balances everything out for good development," External link

southwalesargus Wednesday, February 24, 2021 6:28:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “He had a significant injury and he had to re-invent himself in a different tournament to keep himself playing,” External link

southwalesargus Friday, February 19, 2021 3:59:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “I would say his basics are very good and when you look at Argentinian 9s they are similar to the French model in terms of sitting around their forwards,” “His field positioning and his kicking is very good and his understanding of movement within a game is very good, so I think he is actually well suited to northern hemisphere, PRO14 rugby and I am looking forward to seeing him introduce himself” External link

southwalesargus Thursday, February 18, 2021 10:18:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "I've spoken to all of the scrum-halves and told them that there shouldn't be a moment in your career when you are not under pressure," External link

southwalesargus Thursday, February 18, 2021 10:18:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “We had to look at what options are and what options we could add,” External link

southwalesargus Thursday, February 18, 2021 10:18:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "We just weren't very good. We didn't look like we had the right energy, we lacked rhythm, direction and accuracy," External link

southwalesargus Saturday, February 6, 2021 4:15:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said ( about Jordan Williams ) : "He didn't look like Jordan but him coming back is great," External link

southwalesargus Saturday, February 6, 2021 4:15:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “Being linked with international players is good press but when we have got something to say then we’ll say it,” External link

southwalesargus Monday, February 1, 2021 6:44:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan added ( about Ross Moriarty ) : "I think that we will see Ross in both over the next period because he will definitely be back for us soon. " External link

icWales Saturday, January 30, 2021 6:16:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “He is 6ft 7ins, international quality with an incredible work rate. That doesn't come along very often,” “I also still think he has a huge amount of room to get better through his experiences at international level. There is a lot more to come from him and that's what is most exciting” External link

southwalesargus Thursday, January 28, 2021 7:24:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “The Premiership final against Exeter in really poor conditions, when Wasps were low on quality because of coronavirus , really showed Will's contribution to the front five,” “That typified the type of player that both Wales and ourselves would want” External link

southwalesargus Thursday, January 28, 2021 7:24:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “Every contract cycle is an opportunity for people to make decisions but Screechy's development here is something that we are really pleased with,” External link

southwalesargus Thursday, January 28, 2021 7:24:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “We have looked at the exiles market as an opportunity to compete in Wales,” External link

southwalesargus Thursday, January 28, 2021 7:24:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said ( about Jordan Williams ) : "It's unrealistic to think that a high-speed athlete like Jordan is going to come back from an ACL and then play 15 games on the bounce," External link

southwalesargus Thursday, January 21, 2021 3:24:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said ( about Joe Thomas ) : “Joe came and really helped us out when there was potential for lots of A games,” External link

southwalesargus Tuesday, January 19, 2021 4:15:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan added : “Sam’s feeling ready to go and it’s been more us saying it’s not right we can’t afford to risk you,” External link

southwales-eveningpost Thursday, January 14, 2021 4:19:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said ( about Jordan Williams ) : “It's unrealistic to think that a high-speed athlete like Jordan is going to come back from an ACL and then play 15 games on the bounce,” External link

southwales-eveningpost Thursday, January 14, 2021 4:19:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan added : “Sam’s feeling ready to go and it’s been more us saying it’s not right we can’t afford to risk you,” External link

icWales Thursday, January 14, 2021 11:53:00 AM EAT

Dean Ryan said ( about Jordan Williams ) : “It's unrealistic to think that a high-speed athlete like Jordan is going to come back from an ACL and then play 15 games on the bounce,” External link

icWales Thursday, January 14, 2021 11:53:00 AM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “The Ospreys game was a pivotal moment and now we have got to work a bit harder,” External link

southwalesargus Wednesday, January 13, 2021 8:21:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "I think that because we have got so many good back rowers we overlook Harrison," External link

southwalesargus Saturday, January 9, 2021 1:55:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “We are targeting a win after what has been a challenging five or six weeks for the group with disruption and changes,” External link

southwales-eveningpost Friday, January 8, 2021 6:08:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “We are targeting a win after what has been a challenging five or six weeks for the group with disruption and changes,” External link

icWales Friday, January 8, 2021 3:53:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "I've had three myself, so it's a good eight to 10 weeks I would say," External link

southwalesargus Tuesday, January 5, 2021 8:16:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "We are all clean but we've got to be really careful," External link

southwalesargus Tuesday, January 5, 2021 8:16:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "It's a soleus muscles injury which lays below the calf," External link

southwalesargus Tuesday, January 5, 2021 8:16:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan told : "I've been my own worst enemy at times by letting games get away from me just off one or two mistakes, errors that aren't massive. " External link

southwalesargus Monday, January 4, 2021 2:55:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan insisted : "It is really easy to just live your life off wins and losses. Sometimes that hides good things that are going on," External link

icWales Saturday, January 2, 2021 12:29:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "Taine was getting back to top form," External link

southwalesargus Saturday, January 2, 2021 11:34:00 AM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "We were on such a high going into Europe," External link

southwalesargus Saturday, January 2, 2021 11:34:00 AM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "His intellect has grown massively over the last 12 months and his calmness is something that is contagious with others," "His game is about leading by example, so he has all the ingredients to be a captain of the future" External link

southwalesargus Saturday, January 2, 2021 11:34:00 AM EAT

Dean Ryan insisted : "It is really easy to just live your life off wins and losses. Sometimes that hides good things that are going on," External link

southwalesargus Saturday, January 2, 2021 11:34:00 AM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "Europe wasn’t what we wanted it to be because the Saturday morning before Wasps it took a very different turn," External link

southwales-eveningpost Monday, December 28, 2020 9:47:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "Europe wasn’t what we wanted it to be because the Saturday morning before Wasps it took a very different turn," External link

icWales Monday, December 28, 2020 4:44:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “It was a tight derby game in tough weather conditions,” External link

southwalesargus Sunday, December 27, 2020 2:56:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “We gave two guys debuts in terms of senior professional outings in Bordeaux,” External link

icWales Tuesday, December 22, 2020 8:24:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “I am seeking clarity from the WRU and Public Health Wales and I haven’t got to the bottom of that yet,” External link

icWales Tuesday, December 22, 2020 8:24:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said ( about Leon Brown ) : “Leon needs to play because he is at the stage of his career where gaining experiences are crucial,” External link

southwalesargus Tuesday, December 22, 2020 6:10:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan added : "We were just too loose after half-time and they were too good," External link

southwalesargus Sunday, December 20, 2020 8:52:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "These are challenging circumstances for everyone at the moment. We never planned for what happened in the last two weeks," External link

icWales Sunday, December 20, 2020 1:20:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "It needs further investigation and it will be some weeks until we get an understanding of how to deal with it. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Friday, December 18, 2020 12:56:00 AM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "It needs further investigation and it will be some weeks until we get an understanding of how to deal with it. " External link

icWales Thursday, December 17, 2020 12:34:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said ( about Ollie Griffiths ) : “You don't play the game as well as Ollie plays it without risk,” External link

southwalesargus Wednesday, December 16, 2020 9:45:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "Lennon is struggling a little bit," "I thought Lennon was outstanding when he came on but he has got a shoulder problem, so we are very light in that area now" External link

southwalesargus Wednesday, December 16, 2020 9:45:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan told : “When people like being in places then it’s not a difficult conversation. The first thing is to make it a place that he enjoys being,” External link

icWales Wednesday, December 16, 2020 12:12:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan responded : “I wouldn’t want to give you the same headline!” External link

southwalesargus Sunday, December 13, 2020 5:24:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "We're excited to start our Heineken Champions Cup campaign and we're going to enjoy every second in the tournament. " External link

icWales Saturday, December 12, 2020 3:02:00 AM EAT

Dean Ryan said ( about Jamie Roberts ) : “Jamie has been excellent for us, impressive on and off the field,” External link

icWales Wednesday, December 9, 2020 10:45:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said ( about Ben Carter ) : "Ben is very quiet, very humble and just works very hard. He is a great representation of what we are trying to do here," External link

southwalesargus Wednesday, December 9, 2020 6:49:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said ( about Ben Carter ) : "Ben is a big man, so that helps," External link

southwalesargus Wednesday, December 9, 2020 6:49:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "We are going to enjoy it. We understand the size of the challenge that we are going to face, but we are going to enjoy it," External link

southwalesargus Tuesday, December 8, 2020 11:53:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "There is good competition in the squad and we are starting to now think tactically about what suits us," "We've got used to a regular XV and they basically play until they are exhausted or injured and then we try and find someone else. In some positions we have now got some strength in depth" External link

southwalesargus Tuesday, December 8, 2020 11:53:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "I am pretty unhappy at the application of the yellow cards, which had a big influence on the game," External link

southwalesargus Sunday, December 6, 2020 2:21:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "We couldn't go in off a more solid performance platform," External link

southwalesargus Sunday, December 6, 2020 2:21:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "They looked solid - it's a reasonably big midfield with Jack and Jamie! It does give us big men on the front line. " External link

southwalesargus Thursday, December 3, 2020 6:35:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “We will make a couple of changes because it’s a plastic pitch, we’ve got to look at what our strengths will be in that situation,” External link

southwalesargus Thursday, December 3, 2020 6:35:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “Back row is an area of strength for us but he is a young man who has pushed himself into the mix,” External link

southwalesargus Wednesday, December 2, 2020 11:47:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "Sometimes a player can get caught up in trying to make it for every international and it's not worked," External link

southwalesargus Wednesday, December 2, 2020 11:47:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "The games are coming now until we can take a breath in February, so this was good for us," External link

southwalesargus Tuesday, December 1, 2020 4:05:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "The games are coming now until we can take a breath in February, so this was good for us," External link

southwalesargus Monday, November 30, 2020 3:02:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “This is a game where we want to exert some pressure rather than being under it, which we have been for large parts of the other games,” External link

southwalesargus Saturday, November 28, 2020 12:25:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “We are showing a lot of enthusiasm during the week and if we can generate that into the game then I believe enthusiasm will override anything else,” External link

southwalesargus Saturday, November 28, 2020 12:25:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "The key around him coming back is the recognition that you don't come back and everything is okay," External link

southwalesargus Thursday, November 26, 2020 5:33:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said ( about Conor Maguire ) : "It is a blow, that was a strengthening of our front row, but it's also an opportunity for others to come in," "Conor and Josh are two that we have a view on for the long term and this offers them more opportunities" External link

southwalesargus Thursday, November 26, 2020 5:33:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “Playing somebody though a period where things are changing for them all the time isn’t necessarily the best way for them to learn how to deal with that,” External link

southwalesargus Wednesday, November 25, 2020 5:22:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “It’s not really for me to guess how selection was arrived at,” External link

southwalesargus Monday, November 23, 2020 2:36:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "Two weeks of quarantine for a coach doesn't mean two weeks off," External link

southwalesargus Thursday, November 19, 2020 5:42:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "It's a huge relief to be back. We've got a staged return over the next few days to make sure we don't compromise anybody because quarantine is a lot different to lockdown," External link

southwalesargus Wednesday, November 18, 2020 11:14:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "We have defintely asked a lot of questions because there is some disparity to situations that have occured in England," "We want to do the right thing because the last thing that we want to do is put ourselves our our families at risk. We have followed the advice and there are people that are making those decisions higher up" External link

southwalesargus Wednesday, November 18, 2020 11:14:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "We are being very careful as to what their first two or three days back look like," External link

southwalesargus Wednesday, November 18, 2020 11:14:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "We've got to face up to the challenge that we were outgunned. They are very direct and got very fast ball," External link

southwalesargus Saturday, October 31, 2020 2:26:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan admitted : "We've got to come to terms with how to deal with some of these sides' power," External link

southwalesargus Thursday, October 29, 2020 1:24:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said ( about Leon Brown ) : "Leon is in there and has got a little bit of work and rehab around an injury that he took into camp, so that timing won't be right," External link

southwalesargus Wednesday, October 28, 2020 7:09:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said ( about Jordan Williams ) : "We are always cautious around Jordan," External link

southwalesargus Wednesday, October 28, 2020 7:09:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “We were disappointed at how we got marched back, especially at the scrum,” External link

southwalesargus Sunday, October 25, 2020 11:12:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “All Irish sides have been pretty direct and at the moment we haven’t had an answer to that speed of ball,” “I am pretty sure about what is coming next week and we’ve got to challenge ourselves internally to solve that” External link

southwalesargus Sunday, October 25, 2020 11:12:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan added ( about Jordan Williams ) : "Jordan had a significant injury and I am just concerned about being overly reliant on him in those first early steps back," "He was outstanding against Zebre, some of his impacts were huge, but we have just got to be careful. We are all desperate for him to play but we are setting ourselves up to fail if we think he is going to be okay after such a long injury" External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, October 22, 2020 12:18:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “We’re in a good place and looking forward to a first game on home soil,” External link

southwalesargus Thursday, October 8, 2020 5:11:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “There are two ways of looking at this fixture,” External link

southwalesargus Thursday, October 1, 2020 4:46:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “There are two ways of looking at this fixture,” External link

southwalesargus Tuesday, September 29, 2020 8:39:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "You want to play in the Champions Cup and against some of the best players in the world, and they can do things like that," External link

southwalesargus Saturday, September 19, 2020 6:07:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “We have got some players who have been in at this level before that we would hope would show more composure,” External link

southwalesargus Friday, September 18, 2020 11:07:00 AM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “Selection is always hard and no easier when you have to do it for reasons that don't necessarily stack up,” External link

southwalesargus Tuesday, September 15, 2020 9:03:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “We’re pleased to welcome Greg to our region and look forward to him making a big impact in our environment,” External link

southwalesargus Tuesday, September 1, 2020 10:04:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "We've got everybody fit that we want fit for a one-off game, that was the biggest priority for us," External link

southwalesargus Monday, August 31, 2020 2:24:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "We got what we knew that we'd get," External link

southwalesargus Monday, August 31, 2020 2:24:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "I was pleased that they were in it up to 50 minutes because we had eight under-23s. “That we got dusted in the scrum and drive wasn't a surprise because we wanted people to experience that" External link

icWales Sunday, August 30, 2020 6:20:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “We got what we knew we’d get,” External link

icWales Sunday, August 30, 2020 12:59:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “We got what we knew that we’d get,” External link

southwalesargus Sunday, August 30, 2020 12:47:00 AM EAT

Dean Ryan said ( about Ashton Hewitt ) : "There was a lot of things going on this summer that Ashton is passionate about," External link

icWales Wednesday, August 26, 2020 9:44:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "We are getting more confident in derbies and we are putting expectation on ourselves to perform," External link

southwalesargus Wednesday, August 26, 2020 8:23:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said ( about Saida Harrigan ) : "Travel to South Africa is not happening this year anyway, so I'm not sure what it tells us that we didn't understand already," External link

southwalesargus Tuesday, August 25, 2020 7:47:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "We said before that if we make this about 15 players, we could have picked differently but we know they won't be standing come Christmas," External link

southwalesargus Monday, August 24, 2020 12:55:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “It’s ultimately a relief to be starting up again,” External link

southwalesargus Wednesday, August 19, 2020 3:07:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said ( about Sam Davies ) : "I've got no concerns about Sam," External link

southwalesargus Tuesday, August 18, 2020 8:24:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "We are always in contract negotiations. We are in a business where 30 per cent (of our squad) are out of contract every year, there's a rolling element to it," External link

southwalesargus Tuesday, August 18, 2020 8:24:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said ( about Jack Dixon ) : “We’ve talked a lot with Jack about understanding what he is good at rather than trying to be good at everything,” External link

southwalesargus Sunday, August 16, 2020 12:12:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said ( about Jamie Roberts ) : “They are hugely positive about what they can learn with Jamie here,” External link

southwalesargus Sunday, August 16, 2020 12:12:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan added : “It’s important to get us back playing and create some normality,” External link

southwalesargus Friday, July 31, 2020 2:04:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "We are always interested in quality players. " External link

icWales Sunday, July 26, 2020 3:29:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "Luke has made a big impression in his time with us, both on and off the field, and we're pleased to now extend his stay. " External link

southwalesargus Wednesday, July 22, 2020 4:23:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "The opportunity for us is to get that level of experience and the level he plays at was just too good to miss," External link

southwalesargus Sunday, July 12, 2020 12:44:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "The Dragons is about making small, stable steps of getting better. Planning for big games as well as a run of games is an important part of what we'll face," External link

southwalesargus Saturday, July 11, 2020 11:59:00 AM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “We’re really pleased to bring Joe, a Welsh-qualified player, to the region and look forward to him developing in our environment,” “Joe is hungry to prove himself here, improve as a player and take the opportunity that we have given him with us” External link

southwalesargus Wednesday, July 1, 2020 8:32:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “The games are important to close off the PRO14 - especially for the clubs at the top of it as they’ll have done a lot of work to get to that point,” External link

icWales Wednesday, July 1, 2020 3:50:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "We believe he'll be available for us for Europe," External link

southwalesargus Wednesday, July 1, 2020 2:23:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "We're very much following both WRU and government guidelines in terms of how we return to training," External link

southwalesargus Wednesday, July 1, 2020 2:23:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "There are people that we would love to talk about that are coming to Dragons. There is nobody leaving that hasn't been in the media so we are a stable organisation," External link

southwalesargus Friday, June 26, 2020 2:10:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "In terms of the future, nothing changes," External link

southwalesargus Sunday, June 21, 2020 8:16:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "I have learnt more about this group in lockdown then I did in the last ten months. That makes us stronger," External link

southwalesargus Sunday, June 21, 2020 8:16:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "At Dragons we are pretty used to running a tight ship. When people ask us to tighten our buckle, we have been there before. That stands us in good stead," "This is an organisation is that is trying to get ready to grow. That may be slower than we would have wanted, but it's not going backwards. That has been helpful in this period" External link

southwalesargus Sunday, June 21, 2020 8:16:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "Jonah is a wing/full-back but I might push him in at 13 occasionally as well," External link

southwalesargus Saturday, May 30, 2020 9:28:00 AM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "We've got some great developing players in those positions, people like Will Talbot-Davies and young Rio coming through," External link

southwalesargus Saturday, May 30, 2020 9:28:00 AM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "Aspirationally for the players it would be really important," External link

southwalesargus Thursday, May 28, 2020 8:14:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "We thank all the players for their hard work and professionalism during their time at the region. " External link

irishsun Sunday, May 17, 2020 10:42:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan added ( about Ceri Jones ) : "Everyone at Dragons is grateful to Ceri for his efforts during his time at the region and we all wish him the best in the next chapter of his coaching career" External link

irishsun Sunday, May 17, 2020 10:42:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan added ( about Ceri Jones ) : “Everyone at Dragons is grateful to Ceri for his efforts during his time at the region and we all wish him the best in the next chapter of his coaching career” External link

pressandjournal Saturday, May 16, 2020 10:57:00 AM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "Arwel is a young fly half who really wants to play for this region," "He still has lots to learn and now needs to play regularly and show he can develop in our environment" External link

southwalesargus Friday, May 15, 2020 2:50:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "Ellis has impressed with his attitude this season and has performed well when he has earned an opportunity," "He is eager to continue to develop here and learn from the senior players around him" External link

southwalesargus Wednesday, May 13, 2020 7:23:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “Owen was given an opportunity with us at the start of the season and has taken it with both hands,” External link

southwalesargus Wednesday, April 29, 2020 7:09:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "Both Simon and Luke are talented coaches who made big impressions when they worked with the squad this season," "They've now joined us on a full-time basis as we continue to invest in our coaching environment to get the very best out of our playing squad" External link

southwalesargus Thursday, April 16, 2020 10:43:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said ( about Corey Hill ) : "Players make choices at whatever stage in their career. I can only wish Cory well" External link

icWales Wednesday, April 8, 2020 10:06:00 AM EAT

Dean Ryan said ( about Corey Hill ) : "Players move and everybody has the right to make their own choices. Cory has decided that his interests are better served playing elsewhere but I don't think that is a reflection on the Dragons," "It was quite frustrating on valuation with the length of time and indecision that comes with that, but I really do wish him well and hope he fulfils his aspirations with Wales and the role that he wants to play" External link

southwalesargus Tuesday, April 7, 2020 8:50:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “It was an opportunity for other people to show what they have learnt and that was an example that we haven’t,” External link

southwalesargus Saturday, March 7, 2020 12:53:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “We’ve challenged the group that is left here to keep developing,” External link

southwalesargus Thursday, March 5, 2020 5:56:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan added : “We’re talking with Wales about whether we can bring Elliot back,” “We’ll wait and see with that” External link

southwalesargus Tuesday, March 3, 2020 9:08:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “Brok is going to require surgery on a chest muscle,” “I think that’s the end of the season for him” External link

southwalesargus Tuesday, March 3, 2020 9:08:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “I think the big challenge for Taine is that when you’re in your first international camp, he’s coming backwards and forwards, getting huge highs of an international environment, running opposition plays from England and France, and then coming back on Friday to play for his club,” External link

southwalesargus Sunday, March 1, 2020 2:13:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “The Cheetahs have an ambitious game-plan and pose threats all over the field. However, they’ve had three weeks in the rain over here, which has been tough for them,” External link

icWales Friday, February 28, 2020 3:59:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “It’s pretty frustrating because at that stage the game was still open for us in terms of at least two bonus points” External link

southwalesargus Wednesday, February 26, 2020 3:36:00 AM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "I don't think that it's about where we are, it's about where the WRU are," External link

southwalesargus Tuesday, February 11, 2020 8:33:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "It's always a choice, isn't it?" External link

southwalesargus Tuesday, February 11, 2020 8:33:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said ( about Jordan Williams ) : "Jordan is a talented runner who brings an attacking and dynamic edge to our game. " External link

icWales Thursday, February 6, 2020 10:56:00 AM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "Jordan is a talented runner who brings an attacking and dynamic edge to our game," "We're looking forward to his return and I'm sure fans at Rodney Parade we be excited about watching him play again now that we can confirm he is staying with Dragons" External link

southwalesargus Thursday, February 6, 2020 1:40:00 AM EAT

Dean Ryan said : "We are taking this (quarter-final) as an experience and as long as we keep challenging ourselves, in terms of what can we learn and what we can do better, then I'm very happy," External link

southwalesargus Thursday, January 23, 2020 2:02:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan told : "I’d rather go on an away trip a bit further than Bristol! But from a playing perspective we are not worried who we get," External link

icWales Saturday, January 18, 2020 1:15:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “What I was really pleased about was that we had to take certain things away from the officiating and from Enisei,” External link

southwalesargus Saturday, January 18, 2020 6:39:00 AM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “It’s getting ludicrous in the back three,” External link

southwalesargus Saturday, January 18, 2020 6:39:00 AM EAT

Dean Ryan said : “Our performances in Europe have been some of our high points this season and now we have an opportunity to qualify,” External link

southwalesargus Thursday, January 16, 2020 6:16:00 PM EAT

Dean Ryan told : “We are at home and there is lots for Castres to do,” External link

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Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
lieutenant5.26%EN09/20/201620/09/2016
defender10.53%EN07/31/201631/07/2016
director31.58%EN06/30/201630/06/2016
manager15.79%EN02/11/201411/02/2014
commercial manager15.79%EN02/11/201411/02/2014
coach21.05%EN09/20/201320/09/2013
Names Lang Count
Dean RyanEN85.39%
Dean RyanFR14.61%


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Wayne Pivac said ( about Dean Ryan ) : “We looked at Ross and Aaron and I spoke to Dean Ryan about those guys switching at club level,” External link

southwalesargus Friday, November 20, 2020 11:50:00 AM EAT

Gordon Ross said ( about Dean Ryan ) : “I think that Dean had to recharge the battery on his phone about 10 times! Dean has an outstanding rugby brain and we would be daft not to take his advice on,” External link

southwalesargus Monday, November 2, 2020 10:55:00 AM EAT

Pat Lam said ( about Dean Ryan ) : "Dean and I are very good mates. I know him well and the way he thinks. " External link

icWales Wednesday, September 16, 2020 12:26:00 PM EAT

Ceri Jones said ( about Dean Ryan ) : "As the saying goes, 'a new brush sweeps clean' and everywhere Dean goes he tends to freshen it up," External link

southwalesargus Monday, July 27, 2020 3:34:00 PM EAT

Simon Cross said ( about Dean Ryan ) : “What I love about what Dean is building is that we don’t work in silos in the coaching group, everybody has an opinion on things,” External link

southwalesargus Tuesday, July 14, 2020 10:10:00 AM EAT

Luke Narraway said ( about Dean Ryan ) : "I've known Dean for a while now, first as a player and then as a coach," External link

southwalesargus Wednesday, June 3, 2020 11:21:00 AM EAT

Tavis Knoyle said ( about Dean Ryan ) : “I'm enjoying the environment that Dean and the coaching staff have created and being challenged, which keeps me focused,” External link

southwalesargus Friday, April 24, 2020 7:16:00 PM EAT

Owen Farrell said ( about Dean Ryan ) : "Dean has been class. He is an experienced guy, knows his stuff and he has been great looking to get us all moving forward," External link

southwalesargus Friday, March 27, 2020 9:42:00 PM EAT

Ross Moriarty said ( about Dean Ryan ) : "Dean has been really good for us this season, he came in and has done a really good job," External link

southwalesargus Friday, March 27, 2020 3:43:00 PM EAT

ديفيد بيترايوس said ( about Dean Ryan ) : "Dean has a very clear philosophy on this," External link

southwalesargus Thursday, February 6, 2020 2:36:00 PM EAT

Ross Moriarty said ( about Dean Ryan ) : "Dean has been really good for us this season, he came in and has done a really good job," External link

southwalesargus Wednesday, February 5, 2020 12:48:00 PM EAT