Richie Collins

Richie Collins

Position: Back Row

Date Of Birth 02/03/1962 (56)
Place Of Birth Cardiff
Height 185cm / 6' 1"
Weight 90kg / 14st 2lbs

Richie 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.

Playing Summary
  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  

Click on a season for a match by match breakdown.

  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  05/10/1988 Bridgend Ravens FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 28  
  08/10/1988 Pontypool FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 6  
  26/10/1988 Pontypridd FL 0 0 0 0 0 D 27 - 27  
  29/10/1988 Moseley FL 0 0 0 0 0 D 20 - 20  
  05/11/1988 Leicester Tigers FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 26 - 24  
  19/11/1988 Pyle FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 25 - 9  
  29/11/1988 Scarlets FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 12 - 26  
  03/12/1988 Swansea FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 9  
  17/12/1988 Amman United FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 54 - 0  
  26/12/1988 Pontypridd FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 41  
  07/01/1989 Bath Rugby FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 4 - 35  
  14/01/1989 Aberavon FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 7  
  11/02/1989 Newport FL 1 0 0 0 4 W 31 - 15  
  15/02/1989 Penarth FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 34 - 7  
  25/02/1989 Llanharan FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 25 - 13  
  11/03/1989 Pontypool FL 1 0 0 0 4 W 42 - 15  
  17/03/1989 London Welsh FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 42 - 6  
  08/04/1989 Neath FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 12 - 19  
  26/04/1989 Pencoed N8 1 0 0 0 4 W 41 - 3  
  29/04/1989 Scarlets N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 46 - 31  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  02/09/1989 Bristol Bears FL 1 0 0 0 4 L 12 - 23  
  06/09/1989 Glamorgan Wanderers Rep 0 0 0 0 0 W 31 - 10  
  09/09/1989 Neath FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 13 - 36  
  30/09/1989 Moseley FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 28 - 3  
  07/10/1989 Newport FL 1 0 0 0 4 W 29 - 16  
  14/10/1989 New Zealand FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 15 - 25  
  21/10/1989 Wasps FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 22 - 25  
  28/10/1989 Cambridge University FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 17 - 28  
  18/11/1989 Cilfynydd FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 26 - 13  
  02/12/1989 Swansea FL 1 0 0 0 4 L 27 - 29  
  09/12/1989 London Welsh FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 60 - 14  
  16/12/1989 Bridgend Athletic N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 38 - 16  
  23/12/1989 Bridgend Ravens FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 10 - 21  
  26/12/1989 Pontypridd FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 27 - 6  
  30/12/1989 Harlequins FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 31 - 43  
  13/01/1990 Aberavon FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 24 - 10  
  17/01/1990 Bridgend Ravens FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 10 - 17  
  27/01/1990 Scarlets FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 4  
  10/02/1990 Llandovery FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 52 - 13  
  24/02/1990 Neath FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 22  
  10/03/1990 Pontypool FL 0 0 0 0 0 D 25 - 25  
  14/03/1990 Newport FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 15  
  17/03/1990 Swansea FL 1 0 0 0 4 L 26 - 34  
  14/04/1990 Barbarians FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 13  
  21/04/1990 Neath FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 10 - 46  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  01/09/1990 Bristol Bears FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 28 - 15  
  08/09/1990 Leicester Tigers FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 35 - 9  
  15/09/1990 Bath Rugby FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 23 - 45  
  22/09/1990 Swansea FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 28 - 13  
  29/09/1990 Newbridge FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 11  
  05/10/1990 Newport FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 34  
  13/10/1990 Bridgend Ravens FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 10  
  20/10/1990 Pontypridd FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 20  
  27/10/1990 Abertillery FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 55 - 12  
  03/11/1990 Scarlets FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 16 - 22  
  10/11/1990 Glamorgan Wanderers FL 1 0 0 0 4 W 27 - 13  
  24/11/1990 Pontypool FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 12  
  01/12/1990 Aberavon FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 30 - 12  
  08/12/1990 Neath FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 24  
  09/03/1991 Abertillery FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 34 - 6  
  23/03/1991 Scarlets FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 43 - 0  
  26/03/1991 Pontypridd FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 25 - 7  
  30/03/1991 Barbarians FL 1 0 0 0 4 L 25 - 42  
  13/04/1991 Glamorgan Wanderers FL 1 0 0 0 4 W 42 - 15  
  20/04/1991 Pontypool FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 14 - 36  
  27/04/1991 Neath FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 18 - 4  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  21/12/1991 Newport FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 12  
  26/12/1991 Pontypridd FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 10 - 27  
  28/12/1991 Welsh Academicals FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 55 - 14  
  04/01/1992 Pontypool FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 10 - 24  
  20/03/1992 Ayr FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 27 - 12  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  05/09/1992 Aberavon FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 6  
  12/09/1992 Pontypridd FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 37 - 3  
  06/10/1992 Penarth FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 75 - 7  
  04/11/1992 Oxford University FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 41 - 13  
  07/11/1992 Bath Rugby N8 1 0 0 0 5 L 22 - 31  
  Team P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  Wales 28 12 0 16 2 0 0 0 9  
Clubs: - Bristol Bears - Johnsonville - Cardiff - Ebbw Vale - Newport - Pontypridd - South Wales Police - Swansea -
Education: - Mostyn School, Cardiff -
Invitational: - Barbarians -
Honours: - Wales - Wales B -

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