Winger of 15 Years: Pat Richards
Pat Richards has been named winger in Wests Tigers’ Team of 15 Years.
Following four seasons with the Parramatta Eels between 2000 and 2003, Richards joined Wests Tigers at the start of the 2004 season — making his debut in Round 15, 2004 against the St. George-Illawarra Dragons. He would play 39 games for the joint-venture between 2004 and 2005, where he scored 26 tries in total.
Richards won a premiership with the Club in 2005, with his try in the Grand Final off a Benji Marshall flick pass one of the most memorable Grand Final tries.
At the end of the year, Richards would move to English Super League, where he would spend eight consecutive seasons with the Wigan Warriors.
The Ireland international would finish as the competition’s top points-scorer in four separate seasons, but chose to return to the Wests Tigers at the end of the 2013 season — signing a two-year deal with the joint-venture Club.
As of the end of Round 18, Richards is the Club’s leading try-scorer with nine tries, as well as the competition’s third-highest points scorer with 129 points.
In total, Richards has played 55 games for the Club and scored 35 tries.
Player Profile: Pat Richards
D.O.B — 27th February, 1982
Position — Wing, Fullback, Centre
Club Debut — Round 15, 2004 (vs. St. George-Illawarra Dragons)
Rep. Honours — Ireland (2008-13)
Wests Tigers Honours —Premiership Winner (2005)