|Date of birth||31 May 1994|
|Place of birth||Windhoek, Namibia|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||102 kg (16 st 1 lb; 225 lb)|
|Rugby union career|
Richard Hardwick (born 31 May 1994) is an Australian professional rugby union footballer. He is currently signed with the Melbourne Rebels and previously played for the Western Force in Super Rugby, and the Perth Spirit in the National Rugby Championship. His usual position is flanker.
Hardwick was born in Namibia, but raised in Western Australia. He attended Churchlands Senior High School in Perth and was selected for the Australia 'A' Schoolboys team in 2011. Hardwick earned his stripes playing for University of Western Australia in the local Premier Grade competition. He previously played in the Juniors for UWA. In addition he spent two years with the Future Force squad preparing to become a Super Rugby player.
Named as a member of the Force's wider training group ahead of the 2016 Super Rugby season, Hardwick didn't have to wait long for his debut, arriving as it did in a match away to the Highlanders at the end of March. He made two starts and two substitute appearances during the season.
Super Rugby statistics
- As of 27 May 2020
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