Richie Wills

Richie Wills

Position: Wing

Richard Wills was born in Monmouthshire and was an outstanding player in his youth. Educated in Abergavenny and at Newport College of Art he started his rugby career with Newport in 1958 at the age of 19. In 1963 he joined Cardiff and played in 44 games over four seasons with the club, he also played for Ebbw Vale. In 1962 he represented Hampshire in the County Championship Final at Twickenham and he also represented Glamorgan and Monmouth at County level. After a career lasting ten years he retired from rugby to concentrate on becoming a professional artist.

At the 1991 Rugby World Cup (held in the UK and Ireland) he was the official artist and has painted portraits of many famous people, including Martyn Williams, Gareth Edwards and Lord Tonypandy (George Thomas).

Playing Summary
  Season P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  1962/1963 7 3 0 4 1 0 0 0 3  
  1963/1964 22 12 2 8 11 0 0 0 33  
  1964/1965 15 9 2 4 6 0 0 0 18  
  Total 44 24 4 16 18 0 0 0 54  

Click on a season for a match by match breakdown.

  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  26/12/1962 Wasps WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 5  
  27/12/1962 Watsonians WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 35 - 5  
  29/12/1962 Gloucester Rugby WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 0  
  02/03/1963 Newport WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 5 - 6  
  13/04/1963 Barbarians WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 12  
  15/04/1963 Harlequins WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 6  
  17/04/1963 Bridgend Ravens WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 3  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  07/09/1963 Ebbw Vale WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 6  
  11/09/1963 Bridgend Ravens WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 8  
  14/09/1963 London Welsh WI 1 0 0 0 3 L 11 - 14  
  18/09/1963 Penarth WI 2 0 0 0 6 W 24 - 6  
  21/09/1963 Coventry WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 5 - 6  
  26/10/1963 Cambridge University WI 2 0 0 0 6 W 19 - 11  
  28/10/1963 Scarlets WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 5  
  02/11/1963 Oxford University WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 9  
  09/11/1963 Newport WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 - 0  
  23/11/1963 New Zealand WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 5 - 6  
  30/11/1963 Neath WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 17  
  07/12/1963 Swansea WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 8  
  14/12/1963 Harlequins WI 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  14/03/1964 Maesteg WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 11 - 8  
  28/03/1964 Barbarians WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 3  
  30/03/1964 Harlequins WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 0  
  31/03/1964 Swansea WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 0  
  06/04/1964 Newton Abbot WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 19 - 3  
  07/04/1964 Royal Navy WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 22 - 6  
  11/04/1964 Gloucester Rugby WI 3 0 0 0 9 W 19 - 6  
  15/04/1964 Bridgend Ravens WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 3  
  29/04/1964 Newport WI 0 0 0 0 0 D 11 - 11  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  15/09/1964 Penarth WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 35 - 3  
  19/09/1964 Coventry WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 9  
  23/09/1964 Gloucester Rugby WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 16 - 9  
  30/09/1964 Penarth WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 14 - 0  
  03/10/1964 Newport WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 5 - 10  
  07/10/1964 Barbarians WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 8 - 12  
  24/10/1964 Neath WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 13  
  31/10/1964 Bridgend Ravens WI 0 0 0 0 0 D 6 - 6  
  02/11/1964 Maesteg WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 24 - 9  
  07/11/1964 Oxford University WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 19 - 0  
  11/11/1964 Ebbw Vale WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 11 - 6  
  14/11/1964 Newport WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 13 - 15  
  21/11/1964 Wasps WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 - 0  
  26/12/1964 Liverpool WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 9  
  02/01/1965 Newbridge WI 1 0 0 0 3 D 8 - 8  
  Team P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
Clubs: - Cardiff - Ebbw Vale - Newport -
Region: - Hampshire - Glamorgan - Monmouthshire -
Invitational: - Crawshays -

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