Player

Mark Ring - Centre

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
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.
SEASON P W D L TRY CON PEN DG PTS
1980-1981 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
1981-1982 12 10 0 2 3 6 5 1 42
1982-1983 32 20 1 11 14 14 9 2 117
1983-1984 31 22 0 9 17 19 9 0 133
1984-1985 30 26 2 2 18 2 1 1 82
1985-1986 9 6 1 2 2 0 0 0 8
1986-1987 29 20 0 9 15 2 3 0 73
1988-1989 20 11 1 8 4 4 3 3 42
1989-1990 28 15 1 12 5 22 10 2 100
1990-1991 26 17 0 9 12 0 0 1 51
1991-1992 5 3 0 2 0 0 2 0 6
1992-1993 11 10 0 1 0 0 0 1 3
1994-1995 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1995-1996 16 13 1 2 4 0 0 0 20
TOTAL 253 176 7 70 94 69 42 11 677
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