Richard Owen (rugby league)

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Richard Owen
Personal information
Full name Richard Owen
Born (1990-04-25) 25 April 1990 (age 32)[1]
Normanton, Yorkshire, England
Height 184 cm (6 ft 0 in) [1]
Weight 96 kg (15 st 2 lb) [1]
Playing information
Position Fullback, Wing
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2007–14 Castleford Tigers 121 59 0 0 236
2014– Wakefield Wildcats 34 13 0 0 52
Total 155 72 0 0 288
As of 15 August 2015
Source: RLP Profile

Richard Owen (born 25 April 1990 in Pontefract, West Yorkshire, England) is a rugby league footballer for the Wakefield Trinity Wildcats in the European Super League. He previously played for Castleford Tigers, and also played for Featherstone Lions, and Westgate Redoubt in his youth. Owen's position of choice is on the wing, but he can also operate at full-back.

Owen made an impressive start to his Super League career for Castleford in 2008 - scoring 13 tries in 24 games. Due to the team suffering some key injuries he was moved to the wing and formed a good partnership with Michael Shenton towards the end of that year.

Owen played mainly at full back for the Tigers in 2009 where he showed some excellent form.

In round three of 2010 Richie suffered a badly broken leg against the Bradford Bulls.

After signing a new two-year deal for the Tigers in 2010, Owen made a try scoring return for his club in a round eight victory over Hull FC.

In May 2014, Owen joined Wakefield Trinity Wildcats on loan until the end of the season.[2] In October 2014, he joined Wakefield on a permanent deal, signing a three-year contract.[3]

External links


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Richard Owen Wakefield Wildcats". Rugby Football League. 2015. Retrieved 26 July 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Wakefield Trinity Wildcats sign Richard Owen from Castleford". BBC Sport. 15 May 2014. Retrieved 17 January 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Super League: Wakefield Wildcats complete signing of Richard Owen from Castleford". Sky Sports. 20 October 2014. Retrieved 17 January 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>