Richard Powell (rugby player)
|Birth name||Richard Whitcomb Powell|
|Place of birth||Abergavenny, Wales|
|Place of death||Llanwenarth, Wales|
|School||Abergavenny Grammar School|
|Rugby union career|
Powell was first selected for Wales for a match against Scotland at Rodney Parade, as part of the 1888 Home Nations Championship. Under the captaincy of Tom Clapp, Wales won their very first match over Scotland, thanks to a first-half Thomas Pryce-Jenkins try. Powell was reselected for the very next Wales game away to Ireland at Lansdowne Road. Wales lost heavily and Powell was one of eight Welsh players who would never represent their country again.
International matches played
- Smith, David; Williams, Gareth (1980). Fields of Praise: The Official History of The Welsh Rugby Union. Cardiff: University of Wales Press. ISBN 0-7083-0766-3.