Ken Richards

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Kenneth Henry Llewellyn Richards
Personal information
Full name Kenneth Henry Llewellyn Richards
Nickname Ken
Born 29 January 1934
Bridgend, Wales
Died 8 January 1972 (aged 37)
Bridgend, Wales
Playing information
Rugby union
Position Fly-half
Years Team Pld T G FG P
≤1960–61 Bridgend RFC
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1960–61 Wales 5 1 0 2 9
Rugby league
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1961–64 Salford

Kenneth "Ken" Henry Llewellyn Richards (29 January 1934 – 8 January 1972) born in Bridgend, was a Welsh rugby union and professional rugby league footballer of the 1960s, playing representative level rugby union (RU) for Wales, and at club level for Bridgend RFC, as a Fly-half, i.e. number 10, and playing club level rugby league (RL) for Salford.[1] Noted for his drop-goals, Ken Richards would often take penalties and conversions using the drop goal method rather than placing the ball, during September 1961 he scored a drop goal penalty against Doncaster from 55 yards (50 metres),[2] he died in Bridgend.

International Honours[edit]

Ken Richards won caps for Wales (RU) while at Bridgend RFC in 1960 against South Africa, and in 1961 against England, Scotland, Ireland, and France.[3]


  1. ^ Gate, Robert (1986). Gone North: Welshmen in Rugby League. ISBN 978-0-9511190-0-6. 
  2. ^ "The Willows: Salford Reds' field of dreams". 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Statistics at". 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 

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