He played for the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs for nine seasons between 1990-1993 and 1997-2001, the Illawarra Steelers for one season in 1994, the Sydney Roosters for one season in 1995 and St Helens as a prop and in the second-row. He played over 100 first grade games during his long NRL career. 
Ward played for St Helens RFC at prop forward in their 2002 Super League Grand Final victory against the Bradford Bulls. Having won Super League VI, St Helens contested the 2003 World Club Challenge against 2002 NRL Premiers, the Sydney Roosters. Ward played from the interchange bench in Saints' 38-0 loss.
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