Player

Steve Ford - Wing

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Steve Ford
Height183
Weight79
Date Of Birth15/08/1965
Place Of BirthCardiff
EducationRumney High School
ClubsCardiff, Rumney
HonoursWales, Wales A, Wales B
InvitationalCrawshays
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.
Steve Ford was inducted into the Cardiff Rugby Hall of Fame in 2019.
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
Cardiff 16 13 0 3 396 243 61
Carmarthen Quins 17 10 3 4 372 278 54
Aberavon 16 11 0 5 371 272 53
Llandovery 16 9 2 5 344 285 48
Pontypridd 18 10 0 8 394 376 47
Merthyr 18 8 0 10 362 374 44
RGC 1404 17 8 1 8 409 381 43
Newport 15 7 0 8 294 278 37
Swansea 17 7 0 10 246 292 35
Llanelli 15 6 0 9 293 412 27
Ebbw Vale 17 4 2 11 283 351 27
Bridgend Ravens 18 3 0 15 271 493 19