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
Merthyr 18 15 0 3 534 302 76
Pontypridd 18 14 0 4 638 338 68
Cardiff 18 13 1 4 551 379 67
Ebbw Vale 18 13 1 4 397 292 62
Newport 18 12 0 6 470 430 57
Llandovery 18 11 1 6 506 321 57
Aberavon 17 11 1 5 402 355 53
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 17 9 0 8 444 354 50
Carmarthen Quins 18 9 0 9 394 340 47
Swansea 17 8 0 9 371 349 41
Cross Keys 17 4 1 12 379 562 28
Bridgend Ravens 16 5 0 11 316 424 27
Llanelli 18 4 1 13 337 499 25
Bedwas 17 4 0 13 341 527 23
Bargoed 17 3 0 14 327 574 17
Neath 16 1 0 15 261 622 3