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Richard Hibbard
Wales
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Full name Richard Martin Hibbard
Born December 13, 1983, Neath
Current age 31 years 8 days
Major teams British and Irish Lions, Gloucester Rugby, Northampton Saints, Ospreys, Wales
Position Hooker
Height 6 ft 0 in
Weight 251 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 2006-2014 36 19 17 5 1 0 0 0 18 18 0 50.00
Wales 2006-2014 33 18 15 5 1 0 0 0 16 17 0 48.48
British and Irish Lions 2013-2013 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 66.66
Five/Six Nations 2011-2014 14 8 6 5 1 0 0 0 10 4 0 71.42

Career statistics
Test debut Argentina v Wales at Puerto Madryn, Jun 11, 2006 match details
Last Test Wales v New Zealand at Millennium Stadium, Nov 22, 2014 match details
Test Statsguru Main menu | Career summary | Match list | Most points | Most tries | Tournament list

English Premiership
Team Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All matches 2014-2014 9 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 5 0 44.44
Gloucester Rugby 2014-2014 9 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 5 0 44.44
Profile

Hooker Richard Hibbard joined the Ospreys in 2004 after having played for Swansea. He won a call-up to the Wales squad to tour Argentina in 2006, winning his first two caps on tour.

Hibbard underwent shoulder reconstruction surgery at the beginning of the 2006-07 season, meaning that he only made four appearances for the Ospreys that season. Despite this he was called into the Wales squad to tour Australia in 2007 and was also a member of Gareth Jenkins' preliminary World Cup squad.

Hibbard was called into Warren Gatland's squad for the two-Test series in South Africa in the summer of 2008 before retaining his place for the 2008 autumn internationals, starting against Canada.

The following summer he pulled on the Welsh shirt twice on their tour to North America but an international hiatus until returned to the fold in 2011. Initially as a squad player, Hibbard's influence grew and by the 2013 Six Nations he started four of Wales five matches as they retained the championship. And he was subsequently selected in the British & Irish Lions squad to take on the Wallabies.

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Nov 14, 2014
Richard Hibbard warms up
Richard Hibbard warms up
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Aug 21, 2014
Gloucester's Richard Hibbard in his new surroundings
Gloucester's Richard Hibbard in his new surroundings
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Feb 1, 2014
Wales' Richard Hibbard throws in at the lineout
Wales' Richard Hibbard throws in at the lineout
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Jul 6, 2013
Richard Hibbard celebrates the British & Irish Lions win
Richard Hibbard celebrates the British & Irish Lions win
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