Stephen Ferris is known for being one of the greatest Irish back rowers of all time. He played 106 times for Ulster scoring a total of sixty points, played 35 times for Ireland and scored ten points.
Stephen Ferris was born in 1985, in a small town in Ireland called Portadown. After completing primary school, Ferris joined Friends School Lisburn it was there that people began to notice his sporting prowess and not just in rugby. Whilst attending Friends Stephen was introduced to the Javelin, he excelled at it and became the all-Ireland champion. Rugby was another sport that he excelled at in Friends and quickly made the first team as a result of the coaching of Mr.Mc Gonigle; the school sports coach.
Stephen Ferris is a man that has consistently put his body on the line and this devotion has caused him to be plagued by injuries. He is a person that was forced to retire early due to a horrible injury that has required multiple treatments and surgeries. Having said this Man and Ball is a light and honest recap of a professional career that spanned almost a decade.
Teen Rating: A light, yet honest look back at some of the greatest moments in Irish rugby from the eyes of one of Irish rugby’s greatest ever players. 12+ 4/5