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 7 7 0 0 183 100 32
Aberavon 6 5 0 1 123 105 21
Merthyr 7 4 0 3 172 148 21
Pontypridd 7 4 0 3 161 167 20
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 7 4 0 3 161 142 19
Carmarthen Quins 6 4 0 2 134 110 18
Newport 7 3 0 4 152 139 18
Llandovery 5 2 0 3 124 112 12
Swansea 7 2 0 5 113 133 12
Llanelli 6 2 0 4 112 158 10
Ebbw Vale 7 1 0 6 142 194 8
Bridgend Ravens 6 1 0 5 89 158 6