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Peter Richards
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Full name Peter Charles Richards
Born March 10, 1978, Portsmouth
Current age 36 years 259 days
Major teams Benetton Treviso, Bristol Rugby, England 7s, England A, Gloucester Rugby, Harlequins, London Irish, Wasps, England, England XV
Position Scrum-half
Height 5 ft 9 in
Weight 197 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 2006-2008 13 4 9 0 0 0 0 0 5 8 0 38.46
IRB Rugby World Cup 2007-2007 6 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 0 66.66

Career statistics
Test debut Australia v England at Sydney, Jun 11, 2006 match details
Last Test New Zealand v England at Christchurch, Jun 21, 2008 match details
Test Statsguru Main menu | Career summary | Match list | Tournament list

English Premiership
Team Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All matches 1997-2009 151 97 54 108 21 0 0 1 85 59 7 58.60
London Irish 1997-2009 49 26 23 15 3 0 0 0 29 18 2 61.22
Harlequins 1999-2001 29 22 7 13 2 0 0 1 8 21 0 27.58
Bristol Rugby 2002-2002 5 3 2 5 1 0 0 0 3 1 1 70.00
Wasps 2003-2005 31 19 12 30 6 0 0 0 24 6 1 79.03
Gloucester Rugby 2005-2007 37 27 10 45 9 0 0 0 21 13 3 60.81
Profile

A feisty, aggressive and dynamic player, Richards played for England at every level from Under 16 upwards. He excelled for two seasons with the England Sevens squad, winning the Hong Kong Sevens in 2004.

Richards made his senior international debut against Australia in 2006 and earned a further 12 caps, the last coming against New Zealand in 2008. He was part of the 2007 World Cup Squad, playing in every game, including in final as a replacement flanker for Joe Worsley.

In two spells with London Irish, Peter made 86 appearances and scored ten tries for the club. He also played for Gloucester, London Wasps, Treviso, Bristol and Harlequins, appearing in a total of 151 premiership games and scoring 21 tries. He played in 50 European games scoring 15 tries which included winning the Heineken cup with Wasps and the European Challenge Cup with Gloucester.

A back injury limited his appearances for the Exiles during the 2009-10 season and he was forced to retire from the game following specialist medical advice.

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Jul 2, 2014
Mike Friday and Peter Richards are unveiled by London Scottish
Mike Friday and Peter Richards are unveiled by London Scottish
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Oct 31, 2010
Ben Kay, Austin Healey, Peter Richards and Mark Durden-Smith get in the Halloween spirit
Ben Kay, Austin Healey, Peter Richards and Mark Durden-Smith get in the Halloween spirit
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Nov 22, 2009
London Irish's Peter Richards fends off Newcastle's Danny Williams
London Irish's Peter Richards fends off Newcastle's Danny Williams
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Aug 15, 2009
Peter Richards hands off  Matt Betty at the Middlesex Sevens
Peter Richards hands off Matt Betty at the Middlesex Sevens
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