Ian Gough is a former Welsh international rugby union player. His usual position was lock forward. He made his debut for the Welsh international rugby union team against South Africa in 1998, and was a regular thereafter, including playing in the 2006 Six Nations Championship, and the mid year series against Argentina. He also played within the Irish under-19 international team.
On 18 January 2010 he was named in the 35 man Wales national squad for the 2010 Six Nations tournament.
He retired from professional rugby 5 September 2013, only to be tempted back with the opportunity to play for London Irish in the Aviva Premiership. In May 2014 Gough rejoined Newport Gwent Dragons. He announced his retirement from playing in May 2015.