Richard Hardwick is eking out a promising career at the Western Force, after working his way through the development pathway. Hardwick played for the Perth Spirit in 2014 and 2015 before joining the Force ahead of the 2016 season. Hardwick made his first Force match day 23 in 2016 for the side's match with the Highlanders.
Richard ‘Dickie’ Hardwick is a testament to the RugbyWA pathway, progressing through every rank in the Western Australian rugby program including the Spirit and Force to debut for the Wallabies in June this year. The breakdown menace is the most capped Perth Pig in history and won the inaugural Phil Waugh Medal in the Spirit’s grand final win last year in a man of the match performance.