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 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