Richard West (rugby union)
|Date of birth||20 March 1971|
|Place of birth||Hereford|
|Height||6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)|
|Weight||20 st 0 lb (127 kg)|
|School||Old Swinford Hospital|
|Rugby union career|
Richard West (born 20 March 1971, in Hereford) is a former English rugby union footballer. He played as a lock.
West played over 100 times for Gloucester Rugby as well as playing for the Barbarians 8 Appearances, King Country Rugby Football Union, Midlands and England at U21, Students, Emerging Players and A team level. He was one of the first signings to the professional era with Richmond FC when they announced their professional proposals along with Ben Clarke and Scott Quinnell.
He was selected for England at the 1995 Rugby World Cup finals. He was capped against Manu Samoa in Durban as a starting player and retired in 1998 aged 27 with a serious neck injury. He was alleged to be the heaviest player to be capped for England at 21st 8 lbs.
- "Richard West profile". scrum.com. Retrieved 4 December 2009.
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