Maurice Richards

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Maurice Richards
Full name Maurice Charles Rees Richards
Date of birth (1945-02-02) 2 February 1945 (age 69)
Place of birth Ystrad, Wales
School Tonypandy School
Rugby league career
Position Back
Professional clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1969–1983 Salford 498 956
National teams
Years Club / team Caps (points)
Great Britain
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position wing
Amateur clubs
Years Club / team
 ?–1969 Cardiff RFC
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
British Lions

Maurice Charles Rees Richards (born 2 February 1945)[1] is a former dual code rugby international for Wales. A winger, he was part of the 1968 British Lions tour to South Africa

Richards played rugby union at club level for Cardiff and the Wales national rugby union team before switching to rugby league in 1969 with Salford.[2]

Playing career[edit]

International honours[edit]

Maurice Richards won caps for Wales (RL) while at Salford 1969…1975 3-caps (World Cup in 1975 1-cap), and won caps for Great Britain (RL) while at Salford in 1974 against Australia, and New Zealand

Career Records[edit]

Maurice Richards holds Salford's "Most Career Appearances" record with 605 appearances,[3] and is one of the fewer than twenty Welshmen to have scored more than 200-tries in their rugby league career.[4]


  1. ^ Maurice Richards rugby union profile
  2. ^ Graham Williams, Peter Lush, David Farrar (November 2009). "The British Rugby League Records Book [Page—108…114]". London League Publications Ltd. ISBN 978—1—903659—49—6
  3. ^ "Salford at". 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  4. ^ Robert Gate (1988). "Gone North — Volume 2". R. E. Gate. ISBN 0—9511190—3—6

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