Kevin Ellis (rugby)
29 May 1965 |
|Height||5 ft 9 in (175 cm)|
|Weight||13 st 7 lb (86 kg)|
|Position||Stand-off, Scrum-half, Loose forward|
|Position||Scrum-half / Fly-half|
Source: Rugby League Project
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.
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. 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.
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