|Full name||Richard Hibbard|
|Date of birth||13 December 1983|
|Place of birth||Neath|
|Height||183 cm (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||114 kg (17 st 13 lb)|
|School(s) attended||Glan Afan Comprehensive School|
|* Professional club appearances and points
counted for domestic first grade only.
** Representative team caps and points correct
as of 22 Nov 2014.
Hibbard was born in Neath, Wales. A hooker, he started playing rugby at age grade levels at clubs in the town of Port Talbot, including Aberavon Quins RFC and Taibach RFC. A former pupil of Glan Afan Comprehensive School, he went on to play at senior level for Taibach, Aberavon RFC and Swansea before making his name at the Ospreys.
He used to play rugby league for Aberavon Fighting Irish and made one appearance for the Wales A rugby league side in their 28–18 win over England in Aberavon in 2003.
Hibbard attained his first Wales cap against Argentina in June 2006.
- Paul Rees (30 April 2013). "Jonny Wilkinson turned down Lions chance, says Warren Gatland". London: Guardian. Retrieved 2013-04-30.
- "Gloucester sign Wales and Lions hooker Richard Hibbard from the Ospreys". Gloucester Rugby. 16 December 2013.
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