Rob Kirby will look to maintain Richmond’s unbeaten start to their National League 1 season at Hull Ionians on Saturday in what will be his 150th appearance for the West London outfit.

In his seventh year with the club, fullback Kirby travels north with the squad looking for their fourth win on the bounce.

“Saturday will mean as much as it did as the first time I pulled on the shirt,” said the 28-year-old.

“This club has an incredible history and it’s an enormously proud feeling to represent Richmond.

“It’s a massive honour to reach 150 caps for Richmond.

"It’s been a long time coming and a great feeling to finally reach this huge milestone.

“Being one of the senior players in the squad, I feel I have a huge responsibility to lead strongly in all aspects of my game.

“We have some great young guys in our squad this season, we’re playing good rugby and we’re all driven to continue on our winning ways.

“Hopefully we can secure the win over Hull, maintain our unbeaten start to the season, and then enjoy a few beers on the way home to London.”

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Following stints with Esher and Southend, the former fly-half evolved into a dynamic fullback, renowned for his excellent goal kicking and attacking flair.

He’s cemented himself as one of the highest point-scores the club has ever produced, and despite suffering relegation from the Championship last season, the prolific goal-kicker finished the season as the second highest points-scorer in the league.

This season, with Richmond returning to National League 1, Kirby has maintained his consistent best, dominating with the boot with a 100% kicking record and leading the overall scorers tally after three rounds with 36 points, and taking his club tally to 1,139 in total.

“My kicking is something I take great pride in.

“It’s always been a huge part of my game and I enjoy having the extra responsibility in the team.

“There’s been times over my career where I have been a little inconsistent or missed easy shots at goal, but that drives me to continue tweaking my style, or making changes to how I kick.

“I’m sure over my 149 matches for the club, Richmond supporters would have seen their fair share of shocking kicks from me, but hopefully they will remember the good ones!”

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