Richard Swain

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Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Born
Wednesday, 2nd July, 1975
Current Age
43 years and 15 days
Place Of Birth
Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia

Biography

NZ-born, but raised in Tamworth, Swain moved to Newcastle where he attended University. After being selected for I’warra Under 21s in 1994, he asked Newcastle lower grade coach Peter Sharp for a trial when he couldn’t transfer his degree course to Wollongong. A member of the Knights’ reserve grade team that won the 1995 premiership, Swain made his first grade debut with Super League club Hunter Mariners in 1997, playing hooker, lock and centre. Swain claimed the first grade hooker role at Melbourne and in 1999, played his part in the Storms’ miraculous grand final win against St George I’warra. Despite Melbourne’s troubled 2000-01 seasons, Swain marked himself as tough competitor (playing in 100 consecutive games with the club) and a relentless defender (much was made of his becoming the first player to make 1000 tackles in the 2001 season). After playing in 20 Tests for the Kiwis between 1999 and 2002, he was cut from Melbourne at the end of the season and joined the Broncos. The following year he left Brisbane for English club Hull.

- ALAN WHITICKER

Career Statistics

All statistics shown in this section are based only on data available in the RLP database, and are not necessarily a complete and/or 100% accurate representation of a player's career. This information should be used as a guide only. If you see a question mark (?), it denotes that the figure is not available.

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International

Test Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
New Zealand 1999-03 20 4 15   - 46 11 8 1 55.00% Match list
Overall 1999-2003 20 4 15   0 46 11 8 1 55.00% Match list

World Cup Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
New Zealand 1999-2000 6 - -   - - 5 1 0 83.33% Match list
Overall 2000 6 0 0   0 5 1 0 83.33% Match list


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Hunter Super League 1997 13 - 4 / 11 36.36% - 8 4 9 0 30.77% Match list
Melbourne NRL 1998 27 3 -   - 12 18 8 1 66.67% Match list
Melbourne NRL 1999 28 3 -   - 12 19 9 0 67.86% Match list
Melbourne NRL 2000 27 1 -   - 4 14 12 1 51.85% Match list
Melbourne NRL 2001 26 5 -   - 20 11 14 1 42.31% Match list
Melbourne NRL 2002 24 5 12 / 16 75.00% - 44 9 14 1 37.50% Match list
Brisbane NRL 2003 21 - 2 / 3 66.67% - 4 11 10 0 52.38% Match list
Overall 1997-2003 166 17 18 / 30 60.00% 0 104 86 76 4 51.81% Match list

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Hunter 1997 13 - 4 / 11 36.36% - 8 4 9 0 30.77% Match list
Melbourne 1998-02 132 17 12 / 16 75.00% - 92 71 57 4 53.79% Match list
Brisbane 2003 21 - 2 / 3 66.67% - 4 11 10 0 52.38% Match list
Overall 1997-2003 166 17 18 / 30 60.00% 0 104 86 76 4 51.81% Match list

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Melbourne 1998-00 8 1 -   - 4 4 4 0 50.00% Match list
Overall 1998-2000 8 1 0   0 4 4 4 0 50.00% Match list

All Australian Club Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Hunter 1997 13 - 14   - 28 4 9 0 30.77% Match list
Melbourne 1998-02 133 17 12   - 92 72 57 4 54.14% Match list
Brisbane 2003 21 - 2   - 4 11 10 0 52.38% Match list
Overall 1997-2003 ? 18 29   0 130 ? ? ? ?  

English League Career - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Hull FC Super League IX 2004 29 2 -   - 8 19 8 2 65.52% Match list
Hull FC Challenge Cup 2004 3 - -   - - 2 1 0 66.67% Match list
Hull FC Super League X 2005 17 2 -   - 8 10 7 0 58.82% Match list
Hull FC Challenge Cup 2005 2 - -   - - 2 0 0 100.00% Match list
Hull FC Super League XI 2006 27 - -   - - 19 8 0 70.37% Match list
Hull FC Super League XII 2007 16 1 -   - 4 6 8 2 37.50% Match list
Overall 2004-2007 94 5 0   0 20 58 32 4 61.70% Match list

English League Career - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Hull FC 2004-07 94 5 -   - 20 58 32 4 61.70% Match list
Overall 2004-2007 94 5 0   0 20 58 32 4 61.70% Match list

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