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
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.
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 30 23 0 7 885 593 117
Cardiff 30 22 1 7 991 660 111
Pontypridd 30 22 0 8 1015 580 110
Llandovery 30 21 1 8 856 551 104
Ebbw Vale 30 20 1 9 762 594 95
Aberavon 30 18 2 10 698 603 90
Newport 30 17 2 11 759 700 88
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 30 14 1 15 852 650 85
Swansea 30 16 0 14 674 594 81
Carmarthen Quins 30 13 1 16 637 584 71
Bridgend Ravens 30 12 0 18 689 714 66
Llanelli 30 12 1 17 679 723 63
Bedwas 30 12 1 17 681 830 62
Cross Keys 30 5 1 24 586 1093 36
Bargoed 30 6 0 24 576 1003 35
Neath 30 1 0 29 406 1274 3