George Ford

Nationality: English
Date of birth: 16 March 1993
Height: 5ft 10in
Weight: 13st 3lb
Team: Bath Rugby

The Bath fly-half has established himself as England’s first-choice No 10 and is the creative playmaking force of Stuart Lancaster’s team.

Son of Mike Ford, a former rugby league star and now his club coach, the 22-year-old started playing league at the age of five and attended the academies of Wigan and Bradford before switching to union.

He played for the England Under-18s at just 15 years old before signing a contract with Leicester Tigers a year later.

In 2011, he became the first Englishman to win the IRB Junior Player of the Year award and, in 2013, joined Bath.

A year later, he won his first cap, coming off the bench against Wales in a 29-18 Six Nations victory. But it was not until the autumn internationals that Ford edged out Owen Farrell for the starting jersey.

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