George Ford rugby player
George Ford rugby player

George Ford

16th Mar 1993 1.75m/87kg Fly Half

Son of former Bath Rugby head coach and former Rugby League legend Mike Ford, George quickly built up a big reputation as of one of the top flyhalves in England.

In 2011 he kicked off his career as the youngest player to ever take part in a professional match and the youngest member of the England squad that reached the World Juniors Final in 2011, partnering Owen Farell in the starting line up, a combination that has done well for England ever since.

He was named in the England Elite squad and made his first appearance for his country in 2014 in the 29-18 victory over Wales in the Six Nation. His impressive form for England has continued, with a 75% kick success rate, earning him a spot in Lancaster's 31 man squad for the 2015 Rugby World Cup on home soil.

The Bath out-half failed to the make the 2017 Lions Tour despite impressing for club and country at the time but was named as one of the vice-captain's for the summer tour to Argentina.

It was confirmed in February 2017 that Ford would leave Bath Rugby at the end of that season to join Leicester Tigers for the 2017/18 season.

Ford topped the Premiership points standings for the 2018-19 season on 221, and was ranked fifth in the kicking statistics, with a 84.62% success rate.

He went on to help England reach the final of the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan, beating New Zealand on the way. He finished the World Cup with 65 test caps, 48 starts, 300 points and had captained the side on four occasions.

On 1 January 2020, Leicester Tigers kicked off the New Year with the announcement that Ford had signed a new deal with the club.

In November 2021, he signed a long-term deal with Sale Sharks.

Due to a ruptured Achilles suffered in his final game for Leicester, Ford was unable to feature for Sale until February 2023.

He made his debut for Sale in the Premiership Rugby Cup against Bristol Bears.Ford started the 2022–23 Premiership Rugby semi-final against his former club Leicester Tigers kicking 11 points in a 21–13 victory, which took Sale to their first Premiership Final in 16 seasons before losing to Saracens.

S.C may 2023


england England
Fly Half
2014 - present
sale-sharks Sale Sharks
Fly Half
2021 - present
yorkshire Leeds Tykes
Fly Half
2012 - 2012
England Saxons
Fly Half
2013 - 2014
bath Bath Rugby
Fly Half
2013 - 2017
St George's School, Harpenden
Fly Half
leicester Leicester Tigers
Fly Half
2009 - 2023