|Full name||Paul Ringer|
|Date of birth||28 January 1948|
|Place of birth||Leeds, England|
Paul Ringer (born Leeds) is an English born Welsh dual-code international rugby union and professional rugby league footballer, playing representative level rugby union for Wales, and at club level for Ebbw Vale RFC, Llanelli RFC, and Leicester, as a Flanker, i.e. number 6 or 7. Having turned professional he played representative level rugby league for Wales, and at club level for Cardiff City (Bridgend) Blue Dragons, as a Loose forward/Lock, i.e. number 13.28 January 1948 in
Paul Ringer earned his first rugby union cap against New Zealand, at Cardiff, in 1978 and was capped on total of 8 occasions. His final game was two years later in 1980, again at Cardiff against New Zealand. An abrasive and uncompromising forward, in a notorious international match between Wales and England at Twickenham in 1980 he was sent off for a challenge on English outside half John Horton controversially deemed as late by the referee. This controversy proved costly for Ringer as he was not selected for that summer's British Lions Tour to South Africa.
Many of his old teammates have described Ringer as a Wales rugby legend and an asset to any team. Paul Ringer won caps for Wales (RL) while at Cardiff City (Bridgend) Blue Dragons 1981…1982 2-caps.