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Maurice Charles Rees Richards
(born 2 February 1945) is a former dual code rugby
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international for Wales. A winger, he was part of the 1968 British Lions tour to South Africa
In 1968 the British Lions toured South Africa. The tour was not success in terms of international results, the Lions losing the test series against South Africa by three matches to nil, with the other match drawn. The Lions won 15 of their 16 non-international matches, losing only to Transvaal...
Richards played rugby union at club level for Cardiff
Cardiff Rugby Football Club is a rugby union football club based in Cardiff, the capital city of Wales. The club was founded in 1876 and played their first few matches at Sophia Gardens, but soon relocated to Cardiff Arms Park where they have been based ever since...
and the Wales national rugby union team
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before switching to rugby league in 1969 with Salford
Salford City Reds are an English rugby league club based in Salford, Greater Manchester. Formed in 1873, they currently play in the Super League. They have won six Rugby Football League Championships and one Challenge Cup...
Maurice Richards won caps for Wales
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(RL) while at Salford 1969…1975 3-caps (World Cup in 1975 1-cap), and won caps for Great Britain
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(RL) while at Salford in 1974 against Australia, and New Zealand
Maurice Richards is one of the fewer than twenty Welshmen to have scored more than 200-tries in their rugby league career.