Kevin Ellis (rugby)

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Kevin Ellis
Personal information
Born (1965-05-29) 29 May 1965 (age 52)
Bridgend, Wales
Playing information
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 13 st 7 lb (86 kg)
Rugby league
Position Stand-off, Scrum-half, Loose forward
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1990–94 Warrington Wolves 123 35 0 3 143
1995–9? Workington Town
1996 Gold Coast Chargers 3 1 0 0 4
200?–06 Bridgend Blue Bulls
2006 Celtic Crusaders 3 1 0 0 4
Total 129 37 0 3 151
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1991 Great Britain 1 0 0 0 0
1991–04 Wales 15 5 0 1 21
Rugby union
Position Scrum-half / Fly-half
Years Team Pld T G FG P
198?–89 Bridgend RFC
1995–96 Maesteg RFC
1996–97 Treorchy RFC
1997–?? Sale Sharks
London Irish
 ????–01 Cardiff RFC
2002–03 Pontypool RFC
2001–02 Ebbw Vale RFC
200?–06 Maesteg RFC
Total 0 0 0 0 0

Kevin Ellis (born 29 May 1965) is a Welsh former professional rugby league and rugby union footballer of the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s. A Great Britain and Wales national representative, playing club level rugby union for Bridgend RFC, Maesteg RFC (twice), Treorchy RFC, Sale Sharks, London Irish, Cardiff RFC, Pontypool RFC, and Ebbw Vale RFC, at playing representative level rugby league for Wales, and at club level for Warrington Wolves, Workington Town, Gold Coast Chargers, Bridgend Blue Bulls, and Celtic Crusaders, as a Stand-off/Five-eighth, Scrum-half/Halfback, or Loose forward/Lock, i.e. number 6, 7, or 13.[1]

Ellis won caps for Wales while at Warrington in 1991 against Papua New Guinea, in 1992 against France, England, and France, in 1993 against New Zealand, in 1994 against France, and Australia, in 1995 against England, and France, in the 1995 Rugby League World Cup against France, Western Samoa, and England, while at Bridgend Blue Bulls in 2003 against Russia, and Australia, and in 2004 against Ireland, and won a cap for Great Britain while at Warrington in 1991 against France.[2] He was selected to go on the 1992 Great Britain Lions tour of Australia and New Zealand.

Ellis played Scrum-half/Halfback in Warrington's 12-2 victory over Bradford Northern in the 1990–91 Regal Trophy Final during the 1990–91 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 12 January 1991.

In May 2010 he announced that he would be returning to rugby at the age of 45 for the club that he was coach for, Maesteg RFC in the SWALEC Final.

Ellis also became a patron of Healing the Wounds, a British charity launched in December 2009 to help provide support and care for British servicemen and women suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.


  1. ^ Williams, Graham; Lush, Peter; Farrar, David (2009). The British Rugby League Records Book. London League. pp. 108–114. ISBN 978-1-903659-49-6. 
  2. ^ "Statistics at". rugbyleagueproject. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 

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