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Jackson Ford

Date of Birth
Feb 17, 1998
Birth Location
Shellharbour, New South Wales, Australia.
Nationality
  1. 🇦🇺 Australia
Height (cm)
187 cm
Weight (kg)
95 kg
Position/s
  1. Second Row
  2. Lock
Warrior #
276
Warriors Debut Date
Mar 3, 2023
Warriors Debut Details
March 3 2023, Round 1 vs Newcastle Knights at SKY Stadium, Wellington, New Zealand
Warriors Years Active
  1. 2023
  2. 2024
Signed From
St George-Illawarra Dragons
Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackson_Ford
Rugby League Project
https://www.rugbyleagueproject.org/players/jackson-ford/summary.html

Player Bio

Jackson Ford (born 17 February 1998) is an Australian professional rugby league footballer who plays as a second-row forward and lock for the New Zealand Warriors in the National Rugby League (NRL).

He previously played for the St. George Illawarra Dragons in the NRL.

Ford was born in Shellharbour, New South Wales, Australia.

He played his junior rugby league for the Gerringong Lions in the Group 7 Rugby League.

In Round 20 of the 2019 Canterbury Cup NSW competition, Ford scored 4 tries as St George Illawarra defeated the Wentworthville Magpies 36-16 at Kogarah Oval. After this performance, Ford was called into the first grade team.

Ford made his first grade debut for St George Illawarra against the Gold Coast Titans in round 21 of the 2019 NRL season which ended in a 40-28 victory. The following week against Cronulla-Sutherland, Ford scored his first try in the top grade as St George Illawarra lost the match 18-12 at Shark Park.

On 29 September 2019, Ford was named in the 2019 Canterbury Cup NSW team of the season for his performances throughout the year as St George Illawarra finished as the competition's minor premiers.

Ford played a total of 12 games for St. George Illawarra in the 2020 NRL season as the club missed out on the finals.

Ford played a total of 11 matches for St. George Illawarra in the 2021 NRL season as the club finished 11th on the table and missed out on the finals, he made his long awaited return in the Round 24 win over the Wests Tigers scoring a try running 11 times for over 125 metres 20 tackles and an offload in the 37 minute stint. In September 2022, Ford was announced to have signed with the New Zealand Warriors on a two year deal, starting in 2023.

Ford played 24 games with the New Zealand Warriors in the 2023 NRL season as the club finished 4th on the table and qualified for the finals. Ford played in all three finals games as the club reached the preliminary final stage before being knocked out by Brisbane.


Back rower Jackson Ford was signed on a two-year deal with the One New Zealand Warriors until the end of the 2024 NRL season.

The 25-year-old Ford has banked almost 100 NRL and New South Wales Cup appearances for the Dragons in the last five seasons.

Ford made his NRL debut in 2019, the same season he was named in the New South Wales Cup team of the year and won St George Illawarra’s NSW Cup player of the year award.

He has gone on to play a total of 33 first-grade games while adding 65 appearances in the New South Wales Cup.

Splitting his NRL games between the bench and the starting line-up, Ford has averaged 77 metres and 25 tackles a game.

In his 16 New South Wales Cup games for the Dragons this year, he averaged 127 metres and 28 tackles a game and boasted an impressive 62 tackle breaks including 10 against the Raiders in round 20.

Across his 65 reserve grade outings Ford has scored 24 tries, averaging 132 metres and 31 tackles a game with a total of 23 line breaks, 237 tackle breaks and 51 off loads.

He started in each of the One New Zealand Warriors' Preseason Challenge matches against Wests Tigers and Melbourne.


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