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 30 23 0 7 885 593 117
Cardiff 30 22 1 7 991 660 111
Pontypridd 30 22 0 8 1015 580 110
Llandovery 30 21 1 8 856 551 104
Ebbw Vale 30 20 1 9 762 594 95
Aberavon 30 18 2 10 698 603 90
Newport 30 17 2 11 759 700 88
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 30 14 1 15 852 650 85
Swansea 30 16 0 14 674 594 81
Carmarthen Quins 30 13 1 16 637 584 71
Bridgend Ravens 30 12 0 18 689 714 66
Llanelli 30 12 1 17 679 723 63
Bedwas 30 12 1 17 681 830 62
Cross Keys 30 5 1 24 586 1093 36
Bargoed 30 6 0 24 576 1003 35
Neath 30 1 0 29 406 1274 3