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 23 18 0 5 651 393 91
Cardiff 23 18 1 4 696 469 89
Pontypridd 21 16 0 5 730 374 79
Llandovery 24 16 1 7 652 408 79
Newport 25 15 2 8 629 551 77
Ebbw Vale 24 16 1 7 541 423 76
Aberavon 22 14 2 6 485 415 69
Swansea 24 13 0 11 537 451 65
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 22 11 1 10 552 456 64
Carmarthen Quins 24 10 1 13 488 454 56
Bedwas 24 8 1 15 515 667 43
Bridgend Ravens 22 8 0 14 427 517 43
Llanelli 24 6 1 17 450 620 35
Cross Keys 22 5 1 16 452 681 34
Bargoed 23 4 0 19 400 756 22
Neath 23 1 0 22 335 905 3