Scotland veteran faces uncertain future
NEWS: Scotland’s most capped player Ross Ford is to leave Edinburgh at the end of the season, ending a 12-year association with the side.
The 34-year-old hooker – who made 110 international appearances since making his Test debut in 2004 and captained them on several occasions – could well retire and has been linked with a move into coaching.
“Fordy is, and will go down in history as, one of the great Edinburgh and Scotland players,” said head coach Richard Cockerill.
“He’s a credit to the game with his work ethic, both on and off the pitch, while his playing record speaks for itself.
“I’ve got no doubt that he will be a success in whatever he decides to do in the future.”
Ford, who is one of seven players to be leaving the club at the end of the campaign and appeared in three World Cups (2007/2011/2015).
He went on the 2009 British & Irish Lions tour of South Africa playing in one Test – the only Scottish player to appear in the series.
He became Scotland’s most capped player – overtaking Chris Paterson – when he played against Fiji in June 2017 which is the last time he played for his country.