Maurice Richards

Maurice Richards

Position: Wing

Date Of Birth 02/02/1945 (73)
Place Of Birth Ystrad
Height 183cm / 6'
Weight 76kg / 11st 13lbs

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. 

Playing Summary
  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  

Click on a season for a match by match breakdown.

  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  07/05/1963 Glamorgan Wanderers CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 24 - 0  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  19/10/1963 Bective Rangers CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 14 - 6  
  26/10/1963 Cambridge University CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 11  
  28/10/1963 Scarlets CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 8 - 5  
  02/11/1963 Oxford University CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 9  
  09/11/1963 Newport CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 - 0  
  23/11/1963 New Zealand CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 5 - 6  
  30/11/1963 Neath CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 17  
  14/12/1963 Harlequins CE 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  26/12/1963 Welsh Academicals CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 24 - 3  
  18/01/1964 London Welsh CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 13 - 3  
  25/01/1964 Aberavon CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 10 - 3  
  08/02/1964 Bristol Bears CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 6 - 5  
  14/03/1964 Maesteg CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 8  
  28/03/1964 Barbarians CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 3  
  30/03/1964 Harlequins CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 8 - 0  
  31/03/1964 Swansea CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 13 - 0  
  07/04/1964 Royal Navy CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 6  
  11/04/1964 Gloucester Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 6  
  15/04/1964 Bridgend Ravens CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 3  
  18/04/1964 Neath CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 11  
  29/04/1964 Newport CE 0 0 0 0 0 D 11 - 11  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  02/09/1964 Cardiff & District CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 52 - 0  
  05/09/1964 Pontypool CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 0  
  09/09/1964 Bristol Bears CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 23 - 3  
  12/09/1964 London Welsh CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 48 - 6  
  15/09/1964 Penarth CE 2 0 0 0 6 W 35 - 3  
  19/09/1964 Coventry CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 19 - 9  
  30/09/1964 Penarth CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 0  
  03/10/1964 Newport CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 5 - 10  
  07/10/1964 Barbarians CE 1 0 0 0 3 L 8 - 12  
  10/10/1964 Northampton Saints CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 6  
  12/10/1964 Aberavon CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 - 0  
  17/10/1964 Cambridge University CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 19 - 11  
  24/10/1964 Neath CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 13  
  31/10/1964 Bridgend Ravens CE 1 0 0 0 3 D 6 - 6  
  21/11/1964 Wasps CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 - 0  
  28/11/1964 Scarlets WI 2 0 0 0 6 W 16 - 3  
  02/12/1964 Bridgend Ravens WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 3  
  12/12/1964 Harlequins WI 1 0 0 0 3 L 11 - 13  
  19/12/1964 Ebbw Vale WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 6  
  09/01/1965 Coventry WI 0 0 0 0 0 D 0 - 0  
  20/01/1965 Royal Navy WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 27 - 11  
  23/01/1965 Neath WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 8  
  30/01/1965 Aberavon CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 24 - 3  
  02/02/1965 Cross Keys CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 29 - 8  
  13/02/1965 Bristol Bears CE 2 0 0 0 6 W 22 - 16  
  20/02/1965 Newport CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 0  
  26/02/1965 Scarlets CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 6  
  09/03/1965 Swansea CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 8 - 12  
  18/03/1965 St Luke's College, Exeter CE 0 0 0 0 0 D 6 - 6  
  27/03/1965 London Welsh CE 3 0 0 0 9 W 21 - 6  
  30/03/1965 Scarlets CE 0 0 0 0 0 D 5 - 5  
  01/04/1965 Scarlets CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 8  
  07/04/1965 Bridgend Ravens CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 - 0  
  10/04/1965 Abertillery CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 0  
  17/04/1965 Barbarians CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 11 - 14  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  01/09/1965 Cardiff & District CE 3 0 0 0 9 W 28 - 5  
  04/09/1965 Penarth CE 2 0 0 0 6 W 41 - 3  
  08/09/1965 Gloucester Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  11/09/1965 Old Rugby Roma CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 3  
  18/09/1965 Coventry CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 9  
  22/09/1965 Abertillery CE 2 0 0 0 6 W 20 - 5  
  25/09/1965 Aberavon CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 5  
  29/09/1965 Bridgend Ravens CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 3  
  02/10/1965 Newport CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 17 - 8  
  09/10/1965 Northampton Saints CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 3  
  16/10/1965 Neath CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  20/10/1965 Cooptimists CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 3  
  23/10/1965 Cambridge University CE 0 1 0 0 2 L 11 - 17  
  30/10/1965 Ebbw Vale CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 0  
  13/11/1965 Newport CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 3  
  15/11/1965 Cross Keys CE 2 0 0 0 6 W 13 - 0  
  20/11/1965 Pontypool CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 36 - 8  
  27/11/1965 Scarlets CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 6  
  04/12/1965 Swansea CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 3  
  27/12/1965 Liverpool CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 3  
  28/12/1965 Watsonians CE 1 1 0 0 5 W 43 - 3  
  08/01/1966 Coventry CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 5  
  15/01/1966 London Welsh CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 3  
  22/01/1966 Gloucester Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  29/01/1966 Aberavon CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 5 - 0  
  10/02/1966 Bridgend Ravens CE 1 0 0 0 3 L 5 - 11  
  12/02/1966 Bristol Bears CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 27 - 0  
  19/02/1966 Newport CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 8  
  26/02/1966 Scarlets CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 3  
  05/03/1966 St Luke's College, Exeter CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 5  
  09/03/1966 Neath CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 5 - 6  
  12/03/1966 Glamorgan Wanderers CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 18 - 3  
  15/03/1966 Ebbw Vale CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 42 - 8  
  30/03/1966 Penarth CE 0 1 1 0 5 W 11 - 0  
  06/04/1966 Pontypridd CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 3  
  09/04/1966 Barbarians CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 3  
  11/04/1966 Harlequins CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 6  
  16/04/1966 Liverpool CE 2 0 0 0 6 W 11 - 6  
  23/04/1966 Bridgend Ravens CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 9  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  01/09/1966 Cardiff & District CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 35 - 0  
  28/09/1966 Gloucester Rugby WI 4 0 0 0 12 W 37 - 3  
  01/10/1966 Newport WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 27 - 0  
  15/10/1966 Cambridge University CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  22/10/1966 Cardiff College of Education WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 21 - 6  
  26/10/1966 Ebbw Vale WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 11  
  29/10/1966 Bristol Bears WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 8  
  05/11/1966 Australia WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 8  
  09/11/1966 Oxford University WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 14 - 8  
  14/11/1966 Newport WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 8  
  19/11/1966 Wasps WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 17 - 5  
  26/11/1966 Scarlets WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 22 - 14  
  02/12/1966 Swansea CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 12  
  07/12/1966 Cross Keys WI 1 1 0 0 5 W 17 - 6  
  10/12/1966 Harlequins WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 0  
  17/12/1966 Neath WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 6  
  24/12/1966 Welsh Academicals WI 2 0 0 0 6 W 16 - 0  
  26/12/1966 Liverpool WI 3 0 0 0 9 W 19 - 6  
  31/12/1966 London Welsh WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 6 - 0  
  11/01/1967 Aberavon WI 1 0 0 0 3 L 6 - 12  
  14/01/1967 Coventry WI 1 0 0 0 3 L 10 - 12  
  21/01/1967 Newbridge WI 1 0 1 0 6 W 15 - 6  
  06/02/1967 Neath WI 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  11/02/1967 Bristol Bears WI 2 0 0 0 6 W 23 - 21  
  18/02/1967 Newport WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 17  
  25/02/1967 Scarlets WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 5 - 3  
  01/03/1967 Bridgend Ravens WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 8 - 21  
  18/03/1967 Swansea WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 14 - 13  
  25/03/1967 Barbarians WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 5  
  27/03/1967 Harlequins WI 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  01/04/1967 Gloucester Rugby WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 25 - 6  
  12/04/1967 Pontypool WI 0 0 0 1 3 W 8 - 3  
  19/04/1967 Bridgend Ravens WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 14 - 3  
  22/04/1967 Torquay Athletic WI 2 0 0 0 6 W 17 - 8  
  06/05/1967 South West Africa WI 1 0 0 0 3 D 11 - 11  
  13/05/1967 Eastern Province Kings WI 3 5 0 0 19 W 34 - 9  
  17/05/1967 Southern Universities WI 1 1 1 0 8 L 11 - 14  
  20/05/1967 Northern Transvaal WI 1 0 0 0 3 L 5 - 25  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  02/09/1967 Headingley WI 2 0 0 0 6 W 31 - 6  
  06/09/1967 Neath WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 9 - 6  
  09/09/1967 London Welsh WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 27 - 12  
  07/10/1967 Newport WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 11  
  11/10/1967 Bridgend Ravens WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  14/10/1967 Northampton Saints WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 6 - 0  
  20/01/1968 London Welsh WI 1 0 0 0 3 L 6 - 14  
  09/02/1968 Bristol Bears WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 13 - 0  
  17/02/1968 Newport WI 2 0 0 0 6 W 19 - 3  
  21/02/1968 Bridgend Ravens WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 6 - 3  
  24/02/1968 Scarlets WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 6  
  16/03/1968 Swansea WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 12  
  06/04/1968 Newbridge WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 13  
  15/04/1968 Harlequins WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 11 - 12  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  25/09/1968 Gloucester Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 15  
  28/09/1968 Aberavon WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 6  
  02/10/1968 Penarth WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 17 - 0  
  05/10/1968 Newport WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 11  
  12/10/1968 Northampton Saints WI 0 0 0 0 0 D 6 - 6  
  19/10/1968 Cambridge University WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 10 - 6  
  26/10/1968 Glamorgan Police WI 2 0 0 0 6 W 46 - 17  
  02/11/1968 Oxford University WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 6  
  09/11/1968 Newport WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 9  
  23/11/1968 Scarlets WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 3  
  30/11/1968 Ebbw Vale WI 1 0 0 0 3 D 6 - 6  
  07/12/1968 Swansea WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 6  
  21/12/1968 Gala WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 25 - 3  
  26/12/1968 Liverpool WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 12 - 5  
  28/12/1968 London Welsh WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 5  
  25/01/1969 Aberavon WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 6  
  08/02/1969 Bristol Bears WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 19 - 6  
  21/02/1969 Scarlets WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 0  
  01/03/1969 Newport WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 6  
  15/03/1969 Swansea WI 3 0 0 0 9 W 27 - 11  
  05/04/1969 Barbarians WI 2 0 0 0 6 W 20 - 16  
  07/04/1969 Harlequins WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 15  
  16/04/1969 Newport WI 0 0 0 0 0 D 9 - 9  
  Team P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  Wales 9 4 1 4 7 0 0 0 21  
  British and Irish Lions 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0  
Clubs: - Cardiff - Salford Red Devils -
Education: - Tonypandy School -
Invitational: - Crawshays -
Honours: - British and Irish Lions - Wales - Great Britain - Wales RL -

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