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 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