Richard Diplock

Richard Diplock


Wizards XV

15. Wynford Lewis 14. Simon Hutchinson 13. Gary Matthews 12. John Jardine 11. Darren Griffiths 10. Mike Lewis 9. Ray Giles

1. Paul Knight 2. Billy James 3. Leighton Gerrard 4. Alan Martin 5. Jeff Jenkins 6. Billy Shenton 7. Mike Edwards 8. Richard Morris

Richard is known to his former teammates and friends as ‘Dippy’. He was cap number 864 featuring against Romania in 1988. There was only cap on the left wing in the home defeat. At that time, he was playing for Bridgend and in the same year he also played against Western Samoa for Bridgend. Born in 1965, schooled at Glanafan Comprehensive School he studied at Neath Tertiary College and was playing for British Steel (Port Talbot) when he won Wales Youth caps against France and England in 1984. He played for Aberavon, then Bridgend and back to Aberavon, breaking his leg in 1994, but recovering to play again. In total for Aberavon he played 251 games and scored 87 tries in his 392 points. He had a spell with the Drummoyne Club in Australia and with British Steel, being a carpenter at the steelworks. He lives at Cwmavon, near Port Talbot.