Ken Richards

Ken Richards

Position: Flyhalf

Born 29/01/1934
Died 08/01/1972
Place Of Birth Bridgend

Kenneth Henry Llewellyn Richards was a Welsh rugby union international who played for Cardiff and Bridgend He also played Rugby league for Salford

Gained five Welsh caps, making his debut in 1960 against South Africa.
Noted for his drop goals, Ken would often take Penalties & Conversions using the drop goal method rather than placing the ball.

Died 8th January 1972 aged 37 in Bridgend.

Playing Summary
  Season P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  1954/1955 28 19 4 5 8 1 1 4 41  
  1955/1956 37 27 1 9 12 23 9 4 121  
  1956/1957 13 9 1 3 3 2 1 0 16  
  1957/1958 11 6 3 2 1 0 0 2 9  
  1958/1959 19 5 5 9 5 0 1 0 18  
  1959/1960 4 4 0 0 1 2 0 2 13  
  Total 112 70 14 28 30 28 12 12 218  

Click on a season for a match by match breakdown.

  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  15/09/1954 Bridgend Ravens CE 0 0 1 0 3 W 12 - 11  
  06/11/1954 Wasps FH 0 0 0 0 0 D 0 - 0  
  13/11/1954 Newport FH 1 0 0 0 3 W 6 - 3  
  11/12/1954 Harlequins CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 3  
  13/12/1954 Cambridge University FH 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 11  
  18/12/1954 Rosslyn Park FH 0 0 0 0 0 W 31 - 0  
  28/12/1954 Watsonians FH 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 0  
  01/01/1955 Moseley CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 8 - 9  
  08/01/1955 Bristol Rugby FH 1 0 0 0 3 W 38 - 3  
  29/01/1955 Cheltenham FH 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 6  
  05/02/1955 Bristol Rugby FH 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 6  
  12/02/1955 London Welsh FH 1 0 0 0 3 W 22 - 0  
  19/02/1955 Newport FH 0 0 0 1 3 W 6 - 0  
  05/03/1955 Newport CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 11  
  12/03/1955 Blackheath FH 0 0 0 0 0 D 6 - 6  
  19/03/1955 Neath FH 1 1 0 0 5 D 11 - 11  
  26/03/1955 Leicester Tigers FH 1 0 0 0 3 W 32 - 9  
  31/03/1955 Birkenhead Park FH 0 0 0 1 3 L 8 - 9  
  02/04/1955 Halifax FH 0 0 0 0 0 W 27 - 9  
  09/04/1955 Barbarians FH 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 6  
  11/04/1955 Harlequins FH 2 0 0 0 6 W 6 - 0  
  12/04/1955 Northampton Saints FH 1 0 0 0 3 W 6 - 3  
  16/04/1955 Devonport Services FH 0 0 0 1 3 D 3 - 3  
  18/04/1955 Penzance & Newlyn FH 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 0  
  19/04/1955 St Ives FH 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 6  
  23/04/1955 Coventry FH 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 13  
  27/04/1955 Penarth FH 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 5  
  07/05/1955 Scarlets FH 0 0 0 1 3 W 9 - 3  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  01/09/1955 Cardiff & District FH 1 2 0 0 7 W 29 - 0  
  03/09/1955 Birkenhead Park FH 0 1 1 0 5 W 20 - 11  
  07/09/1955 Romania FH 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  10/09/1955 Pontypool FH 1 1 0 0 5 W 16 - 6  
  14/09/1955 Penarth FH 1 2 1 0 10 W 16 - 0  
  17/09/1955 Coventry FH 0 0 3 0 9 L 9 - 16  
  24/09/1955 Aberavon FH 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 11  
  08/10/1955 Scarlets FH 1 0 0 0 3 W 3 - 0  
  15/10/1955 Swansea FH 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 9  
  24/10/1955 Northampton Saints FH 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 6  
  29/10/1955 Neath CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 3  
  05/11/1955 Oxford University CE 0 0 0 1 3 L 6 - 23  
  26/11/1955 Blackheath FH 2 0 0 0 6 W 10 - 3  
  17/12/1955 Rosslyn Park FH 1 0 1 0 6 W 18 - 0  
  24/12/1955 Bristol Rugby FH 0 0 0 0 0 L 8 - 11  
  26/12/1955 Wasps FH 1 3 0 0 9 W 21 - 3  
  27/12/1955 Watsonians FH 1 0 0 0 3 W 17 - 9  
  31/12/1955 Stade Nantais Université Club FH 0 2 0 1 7 W 26 - 9  
  01/01/1956 Paris University FH 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 6  
  07/01/1956 Moseley FH 0 0 1 0 3 W 14 - 12  
  21/01/1956 Bath Rugby FH 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 0  
  28/01/1956 Cheltenham FH 0 2 1 0 7 W 19 - 5  
  03/03/1956 Newport CE 0 1 0 0 2 W 10 - 9  
  10/03/1956 Bridgend Ravens FH 1 2 0 0 7 W 24 - 9  
  14/03/1956 Bristol Rugby FH 0 2 1 0 7 W 13 - 6  
  17/03/1956 Gloucester Rugby FH 1 1 0 0 5 W 17 - 10  
  21/03/1956 Penarth FH 0 1 0 0 2 W 5 - 3  
  24/03/1956 London Welsh FH 0 0 0 2 6 L 6 - 8  
  27/03/1956 Coventry FH 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 13  
  31/03/1956 Barbarians CE 0 0 0 0 0 D 6 - 6  
  02/04/1956 Harlequins FH 0 1 0 0 2 L 5 - 11  
  03/04/1956 Northampton Saints FH 1 1 0 0 5 W 14 - 11  
  07/04/1956 Plymouth Albion FH 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 8  
  11/04/1956 Newton Abbot FH 0 0 0 0 0 W 29 - 6  
  19/04/1956 Gloucester Rugby CE 0 1 0 0 2 W 11 - 3  
  21/04/1956 Leicester Tigers FH 0 0 0 0 0 W 20 - 5  
  26/04/1956 Pontypool FH 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 8  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  03/11/1956 Oxford University CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  08/12/1956 Harlequins FB 0 0 1 0 3 L 11 - 17  
  29/12/1956 Ebbw Vale CE 0 0 0 0 0 D 0 - 0  
  31/12/1956 Glasgow HSFP FH 1 0 0 0 3 L 8 - 9  
  01/01/1957 Watsonians FH 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 8  
  09/01/1957 South African Universities FH 1 0 0 0 3 W 18 - 8  
  19/01/1957 Bath Rugby FH 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 16  
  02/02/1957 Cheltenham FH 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 3  
  16/03/1957 Coventry CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 24 - 5  
  17/04/1957 Cardiff & District CE 0 2 0 0 4 W 25 - 8  
  20/04/1957 Barbarians WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 40  
  27/04/1957 Penzance & Newlyn CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 14 - 0  
  29/04/1957 Camborne CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 6  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  21/09/1957 Neath FH 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 0  
  12/10/1957 Northampton Saints FH 1 0 0 1 6 W 8 - 3  
  19/10/1957 Newport FH 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  26/10/1957 Cambridge University FH 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 10  
  21/12/1957 Rosslyn Park CE 0 0 0 0 0 D 8 - 8  
  04/01/1958 Moseley FH 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 3  
  18/01/1958 London Welsh CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 8  
  27/03/1958 Neath FH 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  07/04/1958 Harlequins FH 0 0 0 1 3 W 3 - 0  
  12/04/1958 Penzance & Newlyn FH 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  14/04/1958 Camborne CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 6  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  06/09/1958 Swansea FH 0 0 0 0 0 D 11 - 11  
  11/09/1958 Group Captains Walker's XV FH 0 0 0 0 0 L 5 - 17  
  20/09/1958 Coventry WI 1 0 0 0 3 D 13 - 13  
  24/09/1958 Penarth WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 8  
  27/09/1958 Scarlets WI 1 0 0 0 3 L 8 - 15  
  29/11/1958 Bristol Rugby WI 0 0 0 0 0 D 6 - 6  
  06/12/1958 Swansea WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 14  
  31/01/1959 Neath CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 6  
  07/02/1959 RAF FH 0 0 0 0 0 W 10 - 5  
  14/02/1959 Aberavon FH 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 8  
  21/02/1959 Newport FH 0 0 0 0 0 L 5 - 19  
  28/02/1959 Scarlets WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 9  
  07/03/1959 Newport WI 0 0 0 0 0 D 0 - 0  
  14/03/1959 Cheltenham WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 19 - 3  
  21/03/1959 Coventry WI 2 0 0 0 6 W 28 - 9  
  28/03/1959 Barbarians WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 21  
  15/04/1959 Pontypool WI 0 0 1 0 3 D 3 - 3  
  18/04/1959 Neath WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 3  
  22/04/1959 Bridgend Ravens WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 13 - 18  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  02/09/1959 Cardiff & District FH 1 0 0 1 6 W 30 - 11  
  05/09/1959 Ebbw Vale FH 0 2 0 1 7 W 19 - 5  
  09/09/1959 Bridgend Ravens FH 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 3  
  12/09/1959 London Welsh FH 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 6  
  Team P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  Wales 5 2 0 3 1 0 2 0 9  
Clubs: - Bridgend Ravens - Cardiff -
Education: - Bridgend Grammar School -
Region: - Glamorgan -
Honours: - Wales -
Services: - RAF -

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