Richard Kelly (rugby union)

Richard Kelly (born 10 September 1987) is a retired Welsh rugby union player. He last played Lock with the Scarlets in the Pro14.[1]

Richard Kelly
Birth nameRichard Kelly
Date of birth (1987-09-10) 10 September 1987 (age 33)
Place of birthSwansea, Wales
Height2.00 m (6 ft 7 in)
Weight114 kg (17 st 13 lb)
SchoolOlchfa Comprehensive School
Rugby union career
Position(s) Lock
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
Dunvant RFC
Mumbles RFC
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
Swansea RFC
Carmarthen Quins
Llanelli RFC
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)

Rugby careerEdit

Kelly was born in Swansea, and played for both Mumbles and Dunvant before signing for Swansea RFC in 2007. He made his debut for the Ospreys regional side in May 2009 playing the last 6 minutes of the Celtic League match against Munster, this would be his only league appearance for the Ospreys. [2] Over the next three season Kelly continued to play for Swansea making a further 5 appearances for the Ospreys, all in the Anglo-Welsh Cup, before joining the Scarlets in the summer of 2012.[3]

Kelly got a broken arm in a Champions Cup game against Leicester Tigers in October 2014. Unfortunately, he failed to recover properly from this injury, and he announced his retirement in September 2014.[4] He is currently a forwards coach at Carmarthen Quins and is part of the academy coaching staff at the Scarlets.


  1. ^ "Wales/Players & Officials/Richard Kelly". ESPNscrum. Retrieved 28 October 2012.
  2. ^ "Richard Kelly". Ospreys. Archived from the original on 30 January 2013. Retrieved 20 November 2012.
  3. ^ "The Squad - Richard Kelly". The Scarlets. Retrieved 28 October 2012.
  4. ^ "Scarlets lock Richard Kelly forced to retire through injury". The Scarlets. Retrieved 24 February 2016.