Maurice Richards

Maurice Richards born February 1945 played club rugby for Cardiff and international rugby for Wales before switching to rugby league in 1969.

He played 171 games for Cardiff and scored 97 tries, 4 in one match against Gloucester in 1966/67 and was superb sevens player. At the age of 23, he became a British Lion on a tour to South Africa in 1968, where he gained 3 caps.

He gained 9 Welsh caps, making his debut against Ireland in 1968. He also scored four tries in one international against England. in the 1969 Five Nations.
In September 1969,Maurice went north to Salford to play rugby league. He gained caps for Wales RL and Great Britain

Playing Summary
Season P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS
1962/1963 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1963/1964 21 14 2 5 6 0 0 0 18
1964/1965 35 23 4 8 18 0 0 0 54
1965/1966 39 29 2 8 17 3 1 0 60
1966/1967 38 26 3 9 33 7 2 1 122
1967/1968 14 8 0 6 9 0 0 0 27
1968/1969 23 14 3 6 13 0 0 0 39
Total 171 115 14 42 96 10 3 1 320

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TEAM P W D L PF PA PTS
Cardiff 16 13 0 3 396 243 61
Carmarthen Quins 17 10 3 4 372 278 54
Aberavon 16 11 0 5 371 272 53
Llandovery 16 9 2 5 344 285 48
Pontypridd 18 10 0 8 394 376 47
Merthyr 18 8 0 10 362 374 44
RGC 1404 17 8 1 8 409 381 43
Newport 15 7 0 8 294 278 37
Swansea 17 7 0 10 246 292 35
Llanelli 15 6 0 9 293 412 27
Ebbw Vale 17 4 2 11 283 351 27
Bridgend Ravens 18 3 0 15 271 493 19