Jamie Ringer

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Jamie Ringer
Full name James Edward Ringer
Date of birth (1976-01-18) 18 January 1976 (age 41)
Place of birth Cardiff
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 180 kg (397 lb)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Flanker
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
Cardiff RFC
Bridgend RFC
Neath RFC
Newport GD
Cardiff RFC


National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2001 Wales 2 (0)

Jamie Ringer (born, James Edward Ringer, 18 January 1976) is retired a Wales international rugby union player. He is currently the assistant changing room sweeper for Merthyr RFC and head of hydration (makes the tea) for Pure Commercial Finance.

Domestic career[edit]

A flanker, capable of playing both blind and open-side, he started playing in the Welsh premiership for Cardiff RFC at the age of 19. Ringer moved to Bridgend RFC in 1999 before joining Neath RFC in 2002. Ringer's time at Neath was short as he joined Newport Gwent Dragons in 2003. During his time with the region he gained over 100 caps and scored 7 tries. In May 2009 he rejoined Cardiff RFC as a player-coach. He continued playing semi professionally until retiring in 2013, aged 37.[citation needed] There was talk Jamie pulling out all the stops for a come back, with it being a British Lions year but age has caught up and Jamie felt it was better to rest his old, creaking bones. It is rumoured that Jamie holds various records in his home campsite of Penarth, mainly in events such as 'Da Grabbing' punching horses in the face and coursing, hence the title 'The Prince of Penarth'.

International career[edit]

Ringer earned youth caps for Wales U18's, U19's and U21's. He also won caps for Wales 'A',Wales 7's and Wales Gingers (captained by Neil Jenkins) Full international caps were hard to come by due to the prevalence of Welsh flankers at the time, including captain Martyn Williams. Ringer's only chance came on the 2001 summer tour to Japan. The British and Irish Lions were on tour in Australia at the time and several key Wales players, including Martyn Williams, were unavailable. Ringer played twice against Japan. On debut Ringer won an assist by passing to Jamie Robinson before he scored. Wales won both tests of the tour. [1] Jamie actually could have gone on a couple more tours but he chose to go on the lash with Stinky, Magaluf 2006! To chase tail and discuss Colin's vices.


Ringer is the son of Welsh international rugby union flanker (False)Paul Ringer.[2]


  1. ^ 2001 Japan V Wales test match. Retrieved 25 November 2014. 
  2. ^ "Ringer ready for Arms Park return". Wales Online. 26 December 2005. Retrieved 24 November 2014. 

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