Player

Steve Ford - Wing

Steve Ford
Height183
Weight79
Date Of Birth15/08/1965
Place Of BirthCardiff
EducationRumney High School
ClubsCardiff, Rumney
HonoursWales, Wales A, Wales B
Stephen Paul "Steve" Ford was born in Cardiff in August 1965 and played as a schoolboy for Rumney High School. In 1983 he joined Rumney but a year later played two rugby league trial matches for Leeds. Although he never played for Leeds the Welsh Rugby Union deemed that attending the trials had been an act of professionalism and suspended Ford from playing rugby union. In April 1985 Ford's suspension was lifted and he was allowed to play union again, joining Cardiff. In 1990 he won his first international cap, facing Ireland in the 1990 Five Nations Championship. Ford was utilised on the wing, and scored a try on his debut. He was next selected for Wales on their 1990 summer tour of Namibia going on to gain eight Welsh caps. Steve Ford played 234 games for Cardiff, scoring 198 tries – breaking the previous record of 184 held by Bleddyn Williams.
SEASON P W D L TRY CON PEN DG PTS
1984-1985 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1985-1986 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 8
1988-1989 28 17 3 8 24 0 0 0 96
1989-1990 29 15 2 12 15 0 0 0 60
1990-1991 24 16 0 8 15 0 0 0 60
1991-1992 23 10 1 12 16 0 0 0 64
1992-1993 16 13 0 3 18 0 0 0 90
1993-1994 27 18 1 8 20 0 0 0 100
1994-1995 29 24 0 5 39 0 0 0 195
1995-1996 27 22 1 4 26 1 0 0 132
1996-1997 21 17 0 4 19 0 0 0 95
1997-1998 8 5 0 3 4 0 0 0 20
TOTAL 234 159 8 67 198 1 0 0 920
TEAM P W D L PF PA PTS
Merthyr 18 15 0 3 534 302 76
Pontypridd 18 14 0 4 638 338 68
Cardiff 18 13 1 4 551 379 67
Ebbw Vale 18 13 1 4 397 292 62
Newport 18 12 0 6 470 430 57
Llandovery 18 11 1 6 506 321 57
Aberavon 17 11 1 5 402 355 53
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 17 9 0 8 444 354 50
Carmarthen Quins 18 9 0 9 394 340 47
Swansea 17 8 0 9 371 349 41
Cross Keys 17 4 1 12 379 562 28
Bridgend Ravens 16 5 0 11 316 424 27
Llanelli 18 4 1 13 337 499 25
Bedwas 17 4 0 13 341 527 23
Bargoed 17 3 0 14 327 574 17
Neath 16 1 0 15 261 622 3