George Ford rugby player
George Ford rugby player

George Ford

16th Mar 1993 1.78m/86kg Fly Half

The young playmaker has already built up a big reputation and much of England's hopes for the future rest on his young shoulders. He is the youngest player to ever take part in a professional match and the youngest member of the England squad which reached the World Juniors Final in 2011.

Ford was named in the England Elite squad and made his first appearance for his country in 2014 in the 29-18 victory over Wales. Ford's impressive form for England has continued, with a 75% kick success rate, earning him a spot in Lancaster's 31 man squad for the RWC.

Played in all of England's games at RWC 2015, scoring 10 points. His three tries to date came in the space of four matches over the 2015 & 2016 campaigns. Scored 25 points when England defeated France in round 5 of the RBS Six Nations in 2015 - the most points ever tallied by an Englishman against France in any test.

In June, he made an important contribution against the Wallabies in Brisbane and launched a perfectly-weighted chip kick that led to his side’s third try by Jack Nowell in the 39-28 victory. A week later in Melbourne, he was courageous and composed in defence and took pressure off his side with his kicking. His best attacking performance was in the third Test in Sydney when he completed an impressive tour.

He also made a stunning start to the 2016/17 season for Bath Rugby. In November, he scored his fourth Test try against South Africa.

The Bath out-half will be hoping to impress Lions coaches over the next 6 months with an eye on cementing a spot in the coveted Lions back line.

Ford has recently impressed with his subtle distribution skills, winning 30 caps to date - the 23 year-old will be looking to enhance his growing reputation over the 6 Nations campaign. He has now played in 28 of England's last 29 test matches.

It was confirmed in February 2017 that Ford will leave Bath Rugby at the end of the season to join Leicester Tigers for the 2017/18 season. Ford graduated from the Tigers academy to make his first-team debut as a 16-year-old in November 2009 and went on to make 41 first-team appearances and share in Anglo-Welsh Cup and Aviva Premiership title wins with the club before joining Bath in the summer of 2013.

Ford started all five 6 Nations game in 2017, as Eddie Jones' side retained the title. In April 2017, Ford was named as one of the vice-captain's for the summer tour to Argentina.

Ford started all 3 of England's November tests taking his test cap tally to 40 ahead of the 2018 6 Nations.

As of the 2018/2019 Champions Cup, Ford has had 32 European Cups appearances scoring 5 tries and 313 points.

JW Feb 18
ML 9/10/18

Career

leicester Leicester Tigers
Fly Half
2009 - present
england England
Fly Half
2014 - present
St George's School, Harpenden
Fly Half
England Saxons
Fly Half
2013 - 2014
bath Bath Rugby
Fly Half
2013 - 2017