Richard Webster (rugby)

Richard Webster (born 9 July 1967) is a Welsh former dual-code international rugby union and rugby league footballer who played in the 1980s and 1990s, and coached rugby union in the 2010s. In 1993 he toured New Zealand with the British and Irish Lions rugby union team and at the time played club rugby for Swansea RFC. In 1995 he switched to rugby league to play second-row for Salford Reds, and appeared in the 1995 Rugby League World Cup.[4][3][1][2] In 1996 he returned to union and signed for Bath Rugby.[5] At Bath he started in the victorious 1998 Heineken Cup Final as they defeated Brive.[6]

Richard Webster
Birth nameRichard Edward Webster
Date of birth (1967-07-09) 9 July 1967 (age 53)
Place of birthSwansea, Wales
SchoolCefn Hengoed Comprehensive
Rugby league career
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
1993–95 Salford Reds[1] ()
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1994–96 Wales[2] 6 (8)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Flanker
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
Bonymaen Youth ()
Swansea RFC ()
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
1997–99 Bath 26 (20)
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1987–93 Wales[3] 13 (4)
1993 British Lions[4] 0 (0)
Teams coached
Years Team
2011 Wales U-20s
Correct as of 21 May 2011

In 2011 Webster was appointed head coach of the Wales national under-20 rugby union team following the departure of Darren Edwards.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Statistics at wru.co.uk (RU)". wru.co.uk. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org (RL)". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Statistics at en.espn.co.uk (RU)". espn.co.uk. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Profile at lionsrugby.com (RU)". lionsrugby.com. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  5. ^ "Richard Webster". swansearfc.co.uk. Retrieved 24 February 2017.
  6. ^ "The Third Heineken Cup Final". epcrugby.com. 31 January 1998. Retrieved 24 February 2017.

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