Maurice Richard Lee
Born: 10th April 1959 in Wellington, Somerset
Height: 6ft 1in
Weight: 16st 12lb
Honours: Somerset Colts, Somerset (25 games), South West Division, England B, Barbarians (7 caps)
Debut game: 25th September 1979 v Clifton
Final game: 18th April 1992 v Treviso
Number of Appearances: 363
Educated at Court Fields School Wellington. Represented Wellington, Somerset, SW Division, England B and the Barbarians.
Nicknamed ‘Oafie’, Richard was often labelled as one of the unsung heroes of the game.
Occupation Farmer. In common with Graham Dawe, Richard commuted from his West Country farm for both training and match days. Because of his farming background he was immensely, naturally, strong.
Over his 13 year career, Richard was part of a number of formidable frontrow units which included the likes of Dave Butcher, Gareth Chilcott, Chris Legg, Tony Mason, Graham Dawe, David Sole, and John Mallett
His last of four Cup Finals was in 1989 v Leicester. By that time he had already amassed 312 Club appearances and scored 30 tries. (a great effort from a front row man!)
He played 7 times for Barbarians between May 1985 and November 1991