Adriaan Richter

Adriaanus Jacobus 'Adriaan' Richter (born 10 May 1966), is a former South African rugby union player who played for the South Africa national rugby union team between 1992 and 1995.[1]

Adriaan Richter
Birth nameAdriaanus Jacobus Richter
Date of birth (1966-05-10) 10 May 1966 (age 54)
Place of birthRoodepoort, Gauteng
Height1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
Weight100 kg (220 lb)
SchoolRoodepoort High School
UniversityRand Afrikaans University
Rugby union career
Position(s) Number 8, Flank
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
1988 Transvaal 27 ()
Northern Transvaal 137 ()
Super Rugby
Years Team Apps (Points)
1996–1998 Bulls 31 (40)
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1992–1995 South Africa 10 (20)

CareerEdit

ProvinceEdit

Richter made his provincial debut for Transvaal in 1988. He moved to Northern Transvaal (later renamed the Blue Bulls) and played 137 matches for the union, captaining the team 80 times.[2]

National TeamEdit

He played his first test match for the Springboks on 17 October 1992 against France at the Stade de Gerland in Lyon. He was a member of the South African squad that won the 1995 Rugby World Cup, captaining the Springboks in their victory over Romania, during the pool matches.[3] His last test match was on 10 June 1995 against Samoa, during the 1995 World Cup quarter-finals at Ellis Park in Johannesburg. Richter also played in nineteen tour matches, scoring seven tries for the Springboks.[4]

Test historyEdit

No. Opposition Result (SA 1st) Position Tries Date Venue
1.   France 20–15 Flank 17 October 1992 Stade de Gerland, Lyon
2.   France 16–29 Flank 24 October 1992 Parc des Princes, Paris
3.   England 16–33 Number 8 14 November 1992 Twickenham, London
4.   England 27–9 Number 8 11 June 1994 Newlands, Cape Town
5.   New Zealand 14–22 Number 8 9 July 1994 Carisbrook, Dunedin
6.   New Zealand 9–13 Number 8 23 July 1994 Athletic Park, Wellington
7.   New Zealand 18–18 Number 8 6 August 1994 Eden Park, Auckland
8.   Romania 21–8 Number 8 (c) 2 30 May 1995 Newlands, Cape Town
9.   Canada 20–0 Number 8 2 3 June 1995 Boet Erasmus, Port Elizabeth
10.   Samoa 42–14 Replacement 10 June 1995 Ellis Park, Johannesburg

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Van Rooyen, Quintus (1995). S.A. Rugby Writers Annual 1995. SA Rugby Writers' Society. p. 119. ISBN 0620189223.
  2. ^ Colquhoun, Andy (1999). The South African Rugby Annual 1999. Cape Town: MWP Media Sport. p. 226. ISBN 0958423148.
  3. ^ Greyvenstein, Chris (1995). Springbok rugby : an illustrated history : the proud story of South African rugby from 1891 to the 1995 World Cup. Cape Town: Sable Media. p. 270. ISBN 0-9584062-2-7. OCLC 35978057.
  4. ^ Colquhoun, Andy (1999). The South African Rugby Annual 1999. Cape Town: MWP Media Sport. p. 158. ISBN 0958423148.

External linksEdit

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Tiaan Strauss
Springbok Captain
1995
Succeeded by
Gary Teichmann