Player

Maurice Richards - Wing

Maurice Richards
Height183
Weight76
Date Of Birth02/02/1945
Place Of BirthYstrad
EducationTonypandy School
ClubsSalford Red Devils, Cardiff
HonoursWales RL, Great Britain, Wales, British and Irish Lions
InvitationalCrawshays
Maurice Richards was born in February 1945 and joined Cardiff in 1962. A strong running wing he played 171 games for Cardiff and scored 97 tries, including four in one match against Gloucester in 1966. His Welsh debut came at the age of 23 against Ireland in 1968 and at the end of the season he was selected for the British Lions tour to South Africa, where he gained 3 caps. Against England in the 1969 Five Nations Tournament he scored four tries and it came as little surprise that the following season he joined the professional ranks when he joined rugby league club Salford. In a fourteen-year career with the Manchester based club he made 500 appearances, scoring 297 tries and kicking 32 goals, he also represented Wales and Great Britain in the 13 a side game.
Maurice Richards has been inducted into the Cardiff Rugby Hall of Fame and further biographical information cam be found on those pages.
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
TEAM P W D L PF PA PTS
Merthyr 23 18 0 5 651 393 91
Cardiff 23 18 1 4 696 469 89
Pontypridd 21 16 0 5 730 374 79
Llandovery 24 16 1 7 652 408 79
Newport 25 15 2 8 629 551 77
Ebbw Vale 24 16 1 7 541 423 76
Aberavon 22 14 2 6 485 415 69
Swansea 24 13 0 11 537 451 65
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 22 11 1 10 552 456 64
Carmarthen Quins 25 11 1 13 526 469 61
Bedwas 24 8 1 15 515 667 43
Bridgend Ravens 22 8 0 14 427 517 43
Llanelli 25 7 1 17 503 632 40
Cross Keys 23 5 1 17 464 734 34
Bargoed 23 4 0 19 400 756 22
Neath 24 1 0 23 350 943 3