Ian Gough played his schoolboy rugby at Llantarnum Comprehensive and represented Pontypool and Gwent Schools before joining Newport Youth.
He was capped at U18, U19 and Youth levels. After two years he moved to the Newport Senior squad as a 19 year old and quickly made an impression at this level.
He played over 70 games for Newport gaining U21 and Wales A caps on the way.
Ian finally won his first full International cap under the then caretaker coach, Dennis John, on the South African tour of 1999.
Ian became a key member of Ponty’s forward unit as a hard tackling and mobile second rower.
On his departure from Sardis Road in the year 2000 Ian rejoined his hometown club of Newport, and went on to play for the Dragons regional team before joining the Ospreys.
Ian Gough: Lock 57 appearances 1998-2000