Player

Richie Collins - Back Row

Richie Collins
Height185
Weight90
Date Of Birth02/03/1962
Place Of BirthCardiff
EducationMostyn School, Cardiff
ClubsEbbw Vale, Bristol Bears, Pontypridd, South Wales Police, Cardiff, Swansea, Newport, Johnsonville
HonoursWales, Wales B
InvitationalBarbarians
ManagedPontypridd
Richie Collins started his rugby career with Cardiff district side St Albans before moving on to play for Pontypridd, Cardiff and, courtesy of his occupation, South Wales Police.
A senior Welsh international at both rugby and basketball, Richie's success was based on his high levels of physical fitness and ball handling skills. He made his debut for Pontypridd in 1982 and rejoined the club for a second spell in 1993.
In between he played for Newport, Cardiff, South Wales Police, Pontypool, Ebbw Vale and Bristol as well as being invited to represent the Barbarians. His international honours with Wales included tours of New Zealand in 1988, Australia in 1991, Canada in 1994 and two world cup campaigns. His Welsh debut came in 1987 as a replacement in the Five Nations clash against England and he gained a total of twenty-eight caps scoring two tries.
Collins returned to Sardis Road Pontypridd as a coach for a time in 2000.
SEASON P W D L TRY CON PEN DG PTS
1988-1989 20 12 2 6 3 0 0 0 12
1989-1990 25 11 1 13 4 0 0 0 16
1990-1991 21 13 0 8 3 0 0 0 12
1991-1992 5 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
1992-1993 5 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 5
TOTAL 76 42 3 31 11 0 0 0 45
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 24 10 1 13 488 454 56
Bedwas 24 8 1 15 515 667 43
Bridgend Ravens 22 8 0 14 427 517 43
Llanelli 24 6 1 17 450 620 35
Cross Keys 22 5 1 16 452 681 34
Bargoed 23 4 0 19 400 756 22
Neath 23 1 0 22 335 905 3