Player Profile - Micky Ward
August 9 2006
|Date of Birth
|Place of Birth
||5' 11" (1.80m)|
||England A, England U21|
Born and raised in Wallsend, Micky attended Burnside Community High School, and after getting involved with rugby there, he joined his local club, Wallsend. At 17 he joined the Falcons Academy and now, with 125 league appearances under his belt (and more than 180 in total), he is truly one of the legends of the club. Never a superstar but a rock solid performer, comfortable on either side of the front row, Micky is a true crowd favourite, and a player who will be remembered forever as one of the hardest working, most dedicated guys ever to play for the Falcons.
Having achieved England U21 honours, Micky toured with the England Churchill Cup squad in 2004 to Canada, while he also appeared in May 2005 against the Barbarians, although an injury picked up in that game denied him the chance to go on a second Churchill Cup trip, having initially been selected. The second Canadian tour finally did come, however, in 2006 when he was selected for the inaugural England Saxons squad for the Churchill Cup. Started the pool game victory over Canada at loosehead (with Robbie Morris on the other side of the front row), and appeared as a replacement in the defeats to Scotland A and Ireland A (the Plate Final),
Fact: Micky’s try at Kingston Park in January 2006 against Borders in the ECC was his first for 5 years (almost to the day!) the previous effort being against Benetton Treviso in the European Shield in January 2001. Some drought!
Profile last updated 09/08/2006
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