Maurice Richards

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Maurice Richards
Full name Maurice Charles Rees Richards
Date of birth (1945-02-02) 2 February 1945 (age 70)
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)
1969–1975
1974
Wales
Great Britain
3
2
(0)
(0)
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position wing
Amateur clubs
Years Club / team
 ?–1969 Cardiff RFC
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1968–1969
1969
Wales
British Lions
9
3
(21)
(0)

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

County Cup final appearances[edit]

Maurice Richards played Left-Wing, i.e. number 5, and scored a try in Salford's 25-11 victory over Swinton in the 1972 Lancashire Cup final during the 1972–73 season at Wilderspool Stadium, Warrington on Saturday 21 October 1972, played Left-Wing in the 2-6 defeat by Widnes in the 1974 Lancashire Cup final during the 1974–753 season at Central Park, Wigan on Saturday 2 November 1974, and played Left-Wing, and scored a try in the 7-16 defeat by Widnes in the 1975 Lancashire Cup final during the 1975–76 season at Central Park, Wigan on Saturday 4 October 1975.

BBC2 Floodlit Trophy final appearances[edit]

Maurice Richards played Left-Wing, i.e. number 5, in Salford's 0-0 draw with Warrington in the 1974 BBC2 Floodlit Trophy final during the 1974–75 season at The Willows, Salford on Tuesday 17 December 1974, and played Left-Wing, and scored a try in the 10-5 victory over Warrington in the 1974 BBC2 Floodlit Trophy final replay during the 1974–75 season at Wilderspool Stadium, Warrington on Tuesday 28 January 1975.

Player's No.6 Trophy final appearances[edit]

Maurice Richards played Left-Wing, i.e. number 5, in Salford's 7-12 defeat by Leeds in the 1972-73 Player's No.6 Trophy final during the 1972–73 season at Fartown Ground, Huddersfield on Saturday 24 March 1973.

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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Maurice Richards rugby union profile Scrum.com
  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 greyhoundderby.com". greyhoundderby.com. 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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