Stephen Ferris

DOB: 02/08/1985
Place of Birth: Portadown , N Ireland
Height: 1.93 m
Weight: 111.82 kg
Position: Flanker
Honours: Ireland (35 caps)

Back row forward Stephen Ferris joined Ulster Rugby at the start of the 2005-06 season on a development contract.

After making his Ulster debut against the Borders in October 2005, Stephen became a regular on the Ulster match day squad and moved to a full contract ahead of the 2006-07 season.

Stephen was a member of the Ireland U21 squad that participated in the World Cup in Argentina in 2005 and in the Autumn of 2006 he made his first start for the senior team against the Pacific Islands.

He was later selected for Ireland for the Argentina tour in June 2007, and since then has become a regular in the Ireland set-up.

Part of the Ireland team that won the Six Nations Championship and Grand Slam in 2009, Stephen was then selected for the 2009 Lions tour to South Africa. He made his Lions debut against the Golden Lions but suffered a knee injury which meant he had to leave the tour early and before becoming a 'Test Lion'.

Since then Stephen has continued to be dogged by injuries and after helping Ulster qualify for the Heineken Cup quarter-finals in January 2011, he was ruled out for the remainder of the season after suffering another knee injury.

The 2011/12 season was possibly the best of his career. He was one of the standout players for Ireland in the World Cup, exemplified by his performance in the pool stage win over Australia.

He then continued that fine form for Ulster, collecting three Heineken Cup Man of the Match awards, including one in the historic quarter final win over Munster at Thomond Park.

The blindside flank was nominated for ERC European Player of the Year on the back of his Heineken Cup performances, while he also scooped the Personality of the Year award at the Heineken Ulster Rugby Awards Dinner in May 2012. 

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Ulster Playing History

Date Competition Result Started T C P DG YC RC Pts Mins
14/03/2014 RaboDirect PRO12 Ulster Rugby 26-13 Scarlets No 0 0 0 0 No No
21/03/2014 RaboDirect PRO12 Edinburgh Rugby 3-9 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
29/03/2014 RaboDirect PRO12 Cardiff Blues 28-23 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
05/04/2014 Heineken Cup Ulster Rugby 15-17 Saracens No 0 0 0 0 No No
Date Competition Result Started T C P DG YC RC Pts Mins
08/09/2012 RaboDirect PRO12 Ospreys 13-16 Ulster Rugby No 0 0 0 0 No No
14/09/2012 RaboDirect PRO12 Ulster Rugby 20-19 Munster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
05/10/2012 RaboDirect PRO12 Ulster Rugby 25-0 Connacht Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
02/11/2012 RaboDirect PRO12 Ulster Rugby 45-20 Edinburgh Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
Date Competition Result Started T C P DG YC RC Pts Mins
05/11/2011 RaboDirect PRO12 Ulster Rugby 22-3 Connacht Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
12/11/2011 Heineken Cup Ulster Rugby 16-11 ASM Clermont Auvergne Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
19/11/2011 Heineken Cup Leicester Tigers 20-9 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
02/12/2011 RaboDirect PRO12 Ulster Rugby 24-17 Scarlets Yes 2 0 0 0 No No 10
09/12/2011 Heineken Cup Ulster Rugby 31-10 Aironi Rugby Yes 1 0 0 0 No No 5
17/12/2011 Heineken Cup Aironi Rugby 20-46 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
06/01/2012 RaboDirect PRO12 Edinburgh Rugby 20-42 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
13/01/2012 Heineken Cup Ulster Rugby 41-7 Leicester Tigers Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
21/01/2012 Heineken Cup ASM Clermont Auvergne 19-15 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
30/03/2012 RaboDirect PRO12 Ulster Rugby 45-7 Aironi Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
08/04/2012 Heineken Cup Munster Rugby 16-22 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
28/04/2012 Heineken Cup Ulster Rugby 22-19 Edinburgh Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
19/05/2012 Heineken Cup Leinster Rugby 42-14 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
Date Competition Result Started T C P DG YC RC Pts Mins
03/09/2010 Magners League Ulster Rugby 27-26 Ospreys Yes 1 0 0 0 No No 5
17/09/2010 Magners League Ulster Rugby 29-21 Edinburgh Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
25/09/2010 Magners League Connacht Rugby 15-15 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
17/10/2010 Heineken Cup Biarritz Olympique Pays Basque 35-15 Ulster Rugby Yes 1 0 0 0 No No 5
22/10/2010 Magners League Edinburgh Rugby 21-16 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
11/12/2010 Heineken Cup Ulster Rugby 22-18 Bath Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
07/01/2011 Magners League Ulster Rugby 32-13 Benetton Treviso No 0 0 0 0 No No
15/01/2011 Heineken Cup Ulster Rugby 9-6 Biarritz Olympique Pays Basque Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
22/01/2011 Heineken Cup Aironi Rugby 6-43 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
Date Competition Result Started T C P DG YC RC Pts Mins
18/09/2009 Magners League Ulster Rugby 13-16 Edinburgh Rugby Yes 1 0 0 0 No No 5
02/10/2009 Magners League Ulster Rugby 45-24 Scarlets Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
09/10/2009 Heineken Cup Ulster Rugby 26-12 Bath Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
17/10/2009 Heineken Cup Edinburgh Rugby 17-13 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
31/10/2009 Magners League Munster Rugby 24-10 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
12/12/2009 Heineken Cup Ulster Rugby 23-13 Stade Francais Paris Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
20/12/2009 Heineken Cup Stade Francais Paris 29-16 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
02/01/2010 Magners League Ulster Rugby 15-10 Munster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
15/01/2010 Heineken Cup Ulster Rugby 21-13 Edinburgh Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 Yes No 0
23/01/2010 Heineken Cup Bath Rugby 10-28 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
26/03/2010 Magners League Cardiff Blues 19-9 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
03/04/2010 Magners League Ulster Rugby 24-33 Cardiff Blues Yes 1 0 0 0 No No 5
13/04/2010 Magners League Ulster Rugby 27-38 Ospreys Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
25/04/2010 Magners League Edinburgh Rugby 25-37 Ulster Rugby Yes 1 0 0 0 No No 5
Date Competition Result Started T C P DG YC RC Pts Mins
27/09/2008 Magners League Ospreys 43-0 Ulster Rugby No 0 0 0 0 Yes No
03/10/2008 Magners League Ulster Rugby 13-9 Edinburgh Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
11/10/2008 Heineken Cup Ulster Rugby 10-26 Stade Francais Paris Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
25/10/2008 Magners League Ulster Rugby 22-6 Munster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
28/11/2008 Magners League Ulster Rugby 53-13 Connacht Rugby Yes 1 0 0 0 No No 5
05/12/2008 Heineken Cup Ulster Rugby 26-16 Scarlets Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
12/12/2008 Heineken Cup Scarlets 16-16 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
27/12/2008 Magners League Ulster Rugby 13-21 Leinster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
03/01/2009 Magners League Munster Rugby 11-37 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
09/01/2009 Magners League Edinburgh Rugby 21-15 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
17/01/2009 Heineken Cup Ulster Rugby 21-10 Harlequins Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
17/04/2009 Magners League Glasgow Warriors 19-20 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
24/04/2009 Magners League Ulster Rugby 9-11 Cardiff Blues Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
08/05/2009 Magners League Connacht Rugby 12-14 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
Date Competition Result Started T C P DG YC RC Pts Mins
12/10/2007 Magners League Llanelli Scarlets 32-8 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
26/10/2007 Magners League Ulster Rugby 16-16 Leinster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
02/11/2007 Magners League Glasgow Warriors 25-6 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
15/02/2008 Magners League Ulster Rugby 38-13 Newport Gwent Dragons Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
29/02/2008 Magners League Ulster Rugby 20-8 Llanelli Scarlets Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
22/03/2008 Magners League Munster Rugby 42-6 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
28/03/2008 Magners League Ospreys 32-7 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
11/04/2008 Magners League Ulster Rugby 18-6 Connacht Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 Yes No 0
30/04/2008 Magners League Ulster Rugby 19-9 Munster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
09/05/2008 Magners League Ulster Rugby 17-26 Cardiff Blues Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
Date Competition Result Started T C P DG YC RC Pts Mins
02/09/2006 Magners League Ulster Rugby 31-16 Llanelli Scarlets Yes 0 0 0 0 No No 0
09/09/2006 Magners League Newport Gwent Dragons 25-32 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No 0
15/09/2006 Magners League Edinburgh Rugby 20-15 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No 0
22/09/2006 Magners League Ulster Rugby 43-7 Ospreys Yes 0 0 0 0 No No 0
30/09/2006 Magners League Munster Rugby 21-13 Ulster Rugby No 0 0 0 0 No No 0
06/10/2006 Magners League Connacht Rugby 17-24 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No 0
14/10/2006 Magners League Ulster Rugby 32-12 Cardiff Blues Yes 0 0 0 0 No No 0
21/10/2006 Heineken Cup Ulster Rugby 30-3 Stade Toulousain Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
27/10/2006 Heineken Cup Llanelli Scarlets 21-15 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
03/11/2006 Magners League Ulster Rugby 32-8 Border Reivers Yes 0 0 0 0 No No 0
02/12/2006 Magners League Ulster Rugby 6-6 Leinster Rugby No 0 0 0 0 No No
21/01/2007 Heineken Cup Stade Toulousain 28-13 Ulster Rugby No 0 0 0 0 No No
27/01/2007 Magners League Ospreys 29-22 Ulster Rugby Yes 1 0 0 0 No No 5
16/02/2007 Magners League Ulster Rugby 14-7 Newport Gwent Dragons Yes 0 0 0 0 No No 0
03/03/2007 Magners League Llanelli Scarlets 17-11 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No 0
23/03/2007 Magners League Ulster Rugby 21-24 Munster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No 0
13/04/2007 Magners League Border Reivers 9-33 Ulster Rugby Yes 1 0 0 0 No No 5
20/04/2007 Magners League Cardiff Blues 20-17 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No 0
27/04/2007 Magners League Ulster Rugby 10-24 Glasgow Warriors Yes 0 0 0 0 No No 0
11/05/2007 Magners League Ulster Rugby 16-10 Edinburgh Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No 0
Date Competition Result Started T C P DG YC RC Pts Mins
15/10/2005 Celtic League Border Reivers 0-27 Ulster Rugby No 0 0 0 0 No No 0
04/11/2005 Celtic League Ulster Rugby 12-20 Neath-Swansea Ospreys No 0 0 0 0 No No 0
03/12/2005 Celtic League Munster Rugby 17-20 Ulster Rugby No 0 0 0 0 No No 0
09/12/2005 Heineken Cup Ulster Rugby 19-10 Saracens No 0 0 0 0 No No 0
17/12/2005 Heineken Cup Saracens 18-10 Ulster Rugby No 0 0 0 0 No No 0
31/12/2005 Celtic League Connacht Rugby 22-12 Ulster Rugby No 0 0 0 0 No No 0
07/01/2006 Celtic League Ulster Rugby 25-23 Glasgow Warriors No 0 0 0 0 No No 0
13/01/2006 Heineken Cup Ulster Rugby 8-24 Biarritz Olympique Pays Basque Yes 0 0 0 0 No No 0
21/01/2006 Heineken Cup Benetton Treviso 26-43 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No 0
27/01/2006 Celtic League Ulster Rugby 30-13 Llanelli Scarlets Yes 0 0 0 0 No No 0
17/02/2006 Celtic League Edinburgh Gunners 23-31 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No 0
03/03/2006 Celtic League Ulster Rugby 27-3 Munster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No 0
25/03/2006 Celtic League Ulster Rugby 24-17 Newport Gwent Dragons Yes 0 0 0 0 No No 0
15/04/2006 Celtic League Glasgow Warriors 18-27 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No 0
05/05/2006 Celtic League Ulster Rugby 26-17 Cardiff Blues Yes 0 0 0 0 No No 0
12/05/2006 Celtic League Ulster Rugby 63-17 Border Reivers Yes 1 0 0 0 No No 5
19/05/2006 Celtic League Llanelli Scarlets 12-12 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No 0
26/05/2006 Celtic League Neath-Swansea Ospreys 17-19 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No 0
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