Player

Richie Collins - Back row

Cardiff
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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
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