Player Info

Playing squad 2008/2009

Peter Richards

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Pete Richards 2008/2009

Portsmouth born Peter played for Havant Under 8s as a four-year-old before moving to Farnham and Lord Wandsworth College. He first joined London Irish as a development player in July 1996 and made 28 senior appearances before leaving at the end of the 1998-99 season. He subsequently played for Harlequins, Bristol Rugby, Benetton Treviso, London Wasps and Gloucester Rugby before returning to Sunbury in 2007.

Peter is a feisty, aggressive, try-scoring scrum half who poses a real threat from scrum and ruck situations. In his second spell with Irish he has continued to contribute to the club's progress and has now made 59 appearances and scored 10 tries.

He has played for England at every level from Under 16s upwards and excelled for two seasons with the England Sevens squad, including winning the Hong Kong Sevens in 2004. He was also twice a member of England's Churchill Cup squad in 2004 and 2005.

He was first involved in the senior England set-up in1998 when he went on the 'Tour of Hell' to the Southern Hemisphere. He made his full international debut on the tour of Australia in 2006 and then played in all four of the 2006 Investec Challenge internationals, including starting both tests against South Africa.

Peter made the 2007 World Cup squad and was among the replacements for all seven matches, coming on in six of them including the final ' as a flanker for injured replacement Joe Worsley!

Peter missed England's 2008 Six Nations after tearing a left bicep muscle playing for the Exiles in the Heineken Cup against Benetton Treviso in January, returning to action in April and came on as a replacement in the second Test against New Zealand in June of that year.

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Pete Richards's Detailed Stats

Position: Scrumhalf
Weight: 89kgs / 14st 0lbs
Height: 176cm / 5ft 9ins
Date of Birth: 10/03/1978
Place of Birth: Portsmouth
Former Clubs: Bristol Rugby, Gloucester Rugby, London Wasps, Harlequins, Benetton Rugby Treviso
Representative Honours: , England A, England U21
Joined Club: 01/07/1996; Left 30/06/1999; Re-joined 01/07/2007
Peter's Club Stats: This Season Club Total
Club Appearances: 15 84
Replacement Apps: 10 32
Tries: 3 13
Goals: - -
Drop Goals: - -
Penalties: - -
Total Points: 15 65
Peter's Test Stats: Win Rate Total
Country Won: 5  Drawn: -  Lost: 8 England
Appearances 13
Tries -
Conversions -
Penalties -
Drop Goals -
International Points -

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