Player

Mark Ring - Centre

Cardiff
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Mark Ring
Height183
Weight79
Date Of Birth15/10/1962
Place Of BirthCardiff
EducationLady Mary High School, Cardiff
ClubsWest Hartlepool, Cardiff, Pontypool
HonoursWales, Wales B, Wales Youth RU
InvitationalWorld XV, Barbarians
ManagedCardiff, Cross Keys, Dragons, Dragons Academy, Caerphilly, West Hartlepool, Old Crescent
Cardiff born Mark Ring was educated at Lady Mary High School in the city. Aside from a few spells at Pontypool, “Ringo” was an Arms Park favourite from his debut at 18 playing at outside half to his final game in the 1996 Heineken Cup Final.  
His Wales debut came in 1983 when he was only 20 and he was a key member of the 1988 Triple Crown squad, playing in the centre position, from where he won most of his 34 caps. At the 1991 World Cup he played for Wale s in his favoured outside half position, and it was in this position that he formed a notable half back combination with fellow Cardiffian Dai Bishop when the pair were at Pontypool. 
After playing, Ring coached various clubs, including a spell as backs coach back at the Arms Park.
His career was hampered by injury, but on the field his skills and cavalier approach to the game made him one of the Arms Park's great entertainers.
COMPETITION PLAYED T C P DG PTS YC RC
1995-1996 Heineken Cup 3 + 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1995-1996 Heineken League 10 + 0 4 0 0 0 20 0 0
1995-1996 SWALEC Cup 1 + 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1995 Fiji Tour of Wales & Ireland 1 + 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1992-1993 Heineken League 11 + 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0
1991-1992 Heineken League 3 + 0 0 0 2 0 6 0 0
1991-1992 Schweppes Cup 0 + 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1990-1991 Heineken League 15 + 0 9 0 0 1 39 0 0
1990-1991 Schweppes Cup 2 + 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 0
1989-1990 Schweppes Cup 4 + 0 1 4 2 0 18 0 0
1988-1989 Schweppes Cup 3 + 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0
1989 New Zealand Tour of Canada, Wales & Ireland 1 + 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1986-1987 Schweppes Cup 5 + 0 2 0 0 0 8 0 0
1985-1986 Schweppes Cup 1 + 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1984-1985 Schweppes Cup 5 + 0 3 0 0 1 15 0 0
1983-1984 Schweppes Cup 6 + 0 2 0 0 0 8 0 0
1984 Australia Tour of UK 1 + 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1982-1983 Schweppes Cup 3 + 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 0
TEAM P W D L PF PA PTS
Cardiff 9 9 0 0 220 119 41
Carmarthen Quins 8 6 0 2 206 147 28
Pontypridd 9 5 0 4 200 192 24
Aberavon 8 5 0 3 164 152 24
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 9 5 0 4 208 178 23
Llanelli 9 5 0 4 187 219 22
Merthyr 9 4 0 5 199 201 22
Llandovery 7 4 0 3 158 134 20
Newport 9 3 0 6 174 186 18
Swansea 9 3 0 6 140 159 17
Ebbw Vale 9 2 0 7 183 230 13
Bridgend Ravens 9 1 0 8 128 250 7