Ryan is a medium sized midfielder who was selected by North Melbourne in the 2015 National Draft. He is a prolific ball winner with elite endurance and is one who can find the ball. He works incredibly hard both on and off the ground, his high disposal-count a product of his high work rate and gut-running.
Ryan made a very impressive debut during the 2016 season, having 21 disposals, 4 clearances and 4 inside 50’s against West Coast in Round 16. Ryan played the remaining 5 games for the year, averaging 17.6 disposals. Clarke was nominated for a NAB AFL Rising Star after his performance in round 18.
Following the 2018 season Clarke was traded to the Sydney Swans where he will look to add his skill set to their already strong midfield.