| 30 May 1991 (age 24)
Kempton Park, South Africa (1991-05-30) |
Hoerskool Birchleigh, Kempton Park
Anrich Richter Wikipedia
Anrich Richter (born (1991-05-30)30 May 1991 in Kempton Park, South Africa) is a South African rugby union player, currently playing with the Falcons. His regular position is scrum-half, but he has occasionally played winger or centre.
At high school level, Richter played for Hoërskool Birchleigh in the Falcons' regions schools league. In 2010, he was included in the Falcons U19 side that participated in the 2010 Under-19 Provincial Championship, scoring five tries and kicking five conversions in his eight appearances, which included an 18-point haul in their match against Border U19, scoring two tries and four conversions.
He made six starts for the Falcons U21 side in the 2011 Under-21 Provincial Championship, underlining his versatility as he was used in a variety of positions, starting three matches at right wing, two matches at scrum-half and one match at outside centre.
His made his first class debut in 2011; after playing in a compulsory friendly match against the Golden Lions, scoring a try in a 28–25 win, he played off the bench in their 2011 Currie Cup First Division match against the Griffons in Welkom. He made his first senior start two weeks later, when he was handed the No 9 jersey for their match against the Boland Cavaliers in Kempton Park and Richter responded by scoring two tries, despite being on the wrong end of a 55–28 defeat.
In 2012, he made his debut in the Vodacom Cup competition, making five appearances and scoring a try in their match against the Leopards. Despite still being just 21, he firmly established himself as a first-team regular, starting seven of their fourteen matches during the 2012 Currie Cup First Division and playing off the bench on a further six occasions. He also scored four tries, two of those against the Griffons in Welkom.
He was the undoubted first-choice scrum-half for the Falcons in 2013, starting sixteen of their 21 matches in the 2013 Vodacom Cup and 2013 Currie Cup First Division competitions, scoring six tries in the Currie Cup, the second-most by a Falcons player behind centre Willie Odendaal, but could not prevent the Falcons finishing bottom of the log.
He played six times during the 2014 Vodacom Cup and started all six matches during the 2014 Currie Cup qualification tournament, where the Falcons finished second-last to remain in the 2014 Currie Cup First Division.