- Name:Ross Ford
- Date of Birth:April 23, 1984
- Place of Birth:Edinburgh, Scotland
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Scotland hooker Ross Ford was called into the Lions squad at the 11th hour following an injury to Jerry Flannery.
Ford made his debut for Scotland at the age of just 20 when coming on as a replacement against Australia in 2004.
Always considerd a prodigious talent, Ford converted from flanker to hooker after playing for his country at U16 level through to U19s, representing Scotland's Sevens team at the Commonwealth Games in 2002.
He missed the summer tour of South Africa in 2006 through injury but after domestic side Border Reivers were forced to close later that year, Ford found himself on the way to Glasgow and the move took the youngster to the next level.
He secured his first start against France in the final game of the Six Nations in 2007 and retained his place in the XV for the World Cup, registering his first try against Portugal in the opening pool match.
Now with Edinburgh, the 25-year-old has continued to progress and has become an integral part of the international fold, playing all three autumn internationals and was an ever-present in the Six Nations.
His position at the highest level was confirmed when he was called into the British and Irish Lions squad at the 11th hour following an injury to Jerry Flannery.