Position: Back Row
|Date Of Birth||02/03/1962 (55)|
|Place Of Birth||Cardiff|
|Height||185cm / 6' 1"|
|Weight||90kg / 14st 2lbs|
Richard 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, Bristol Rugby and 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.
He made his Welsh debut in 1987 as a replacement in the Five Nations clash against England. He gained a total of twenty-eight caps and scored two tries for his country.
Collins returned to Sardis Road Pontypridd as a coach in the year 2000.
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