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George Ford
England
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Full name George Thomas Ford
Born March 16, 1993, Oldham
Current age 21 years 288 days
Major teams Bath Rugby, England Saxons, England Under-20s, Leicester Tigers, England
Position Fly-half
Height 5 ft 10 in
Weight 185 lb
Relations Father - Ford, M, Brother - JS Ford

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 2014-2014 6 2 4 34 0 5 8 0 4 2 0 66.66
Five/Six Nations 2014-2014 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 100.00

Career statistics
Test debut England v Wales at Twickenham, Mar 9, 2014 match details
Last Test England v Australia at Twickenham, Nov 29, 2014 match details
Test Statsguru Main menu | Career summary | Match list | Most points | Tournament list

English Premiership
Team Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All matches 2010-2014 55 43 12 532 4 76 116 4 39 14 2 72.72
Leicester Tigers 2010-2013 26 15 11 163 1 19 39 1 20 6 0 76.92
Bath Rugby 2013-2014 29 28 1 369 3 57 77 3 19 8 2 68.96
Profile

The product of a rugby family, George Ford seemed destined for a rugby league career after stints as a teenager with Wigan Warriors and Bradford Bulls academies, but at 15 he joined Leicester Tigers, where his reputation as one of the most gifted young talents in English rugby took root.

Following terrific performances for England Under-18s, he was nominated for the 2009 BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year award. He was rapidly promoted to the England Under-20 set-up and in 2011 he helped them to the Six Nations Grand Slam and Junior World Championship final in Italy.

That led to him becoming the first Englishman to be named IRB World Junior Player of the Year in December 2011. He soon joined Championship side Leeds Carnegie on loan and continued to develop with the Tigers on his return. Early in 2012 he inspired Leicester to the Anglo-Welsh Cup title, with his kicks proving the difference in a semi-final win over Bath and in the decider against Northampton at Sixways in Worcester.

With Toby Flood ahead of him in the Leicester pecking order, Ford turned his back on the Tigers and signed for Bath ahead of the 2013-14 season. He flourished at The Rec and was included in England's Elite Player Squad ahead of the 2014 Six Nations.

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McCall backs Farrell to return (Dec 3, 2014) Lancaster tips Farrell to bounce back (Nov 27, 2014) Foley admits Wallabies will target Ford (Nov 25, 2014) Ford retains fly-half role against Australia (Nov 24, 2014) Lancaster: Ford put down a marker (Nov 22, 2014) George Ford news and articles (58) »
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Dec 5, 2014
George Ford of Bath is tackled by Rene Ranger
George Ford of Bath is tackled by Rene Ranger
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Dec 2, 2014
Bath's George Ford and Sam Burgess train ahead of the European Champions Cup game against Montpellier
Bath's George Ford and Sam Burgess train ahead of the European Champions Cup game against Montpellier
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Nov 29, 2014
Replacement Owen Farrell lines up alongside  fly-half George Ford
Replacement Owen Farrell lines up alongside fly-half George Ford
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Nov 28, 2014
England's George Ford practices his place-kicking ahead of the match against Australia
England's George Ford practices his place-kicking ahead of the match against Australia
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