Born in Roehampton, Richard Birkett started playing rugby at Millfield School and began his professional career at Wasps in 1999 having come through the Club's youth systems.
A London Wasps stalwart at this point, Birkett made his 250th appearance for Wasps last season, which was also his testimonial season, joining a rare group of players at the Club to do so.
He played an integral part in the team that won the Premiership finals in 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2008 and he also featured in the victorious Heineken Cup final in 2004.
Birkett's representative honours include England A.
Follow Richard on Twitter @richbirkett
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|09.05.2013||Club News||Awards night a huge success|
|18.10.2012||Club News||London Welsh fixture jam-packed with activities!|
|17.10.2012||Club News||Birkett forced to retire|
|21.09.2012||Injury News||News from the treatment room|
|17.09.2012||A League||London Wasps A beaten by Saracens Storm|
|17.09.2012||A League||London Wasps A squad to play Saracens Storm|
|10.09.2012||Match Report||Taulafo's treble leads the way|
|10.09.2012||Club News||Birkett to captain London Wasps A|
|04.09.2012||Community||Summer CoacHclass reports from Windsor RFC, Abingdon RFC and Wasps FC|
|17.08.2012||Match Report||Wasps power home in second-half|
|16.08.2012||Club News||Three Wasps return to old stomping ground|
|05.05.2012||Club News||Match reaction: Dai Young and Richard Birkett|
|05.05.2012||Match Report||Wasps Secure Premiership Survival|
|04.05.2012||Club News||London Wasps team to play Newcastle|
|21.04.2012||Match Report||Wasps take a point from trip to Bath|
|20.04.2012||Club News||London Wasps team to play Bath|
|18.04.2012||Club News||Birkett praises Wasps support|
|14.04.2012||Match Report||Wasps leave the Stoop empty-handed|
|13.04.2012||Club News||Varndell returns for Quins clash|
|07.04.2012||Match Report||Battling display falls short|
|06.04.2012||Club News||Wade back for Biarritz clash|
|01.04.2012||Match Report||Wasps secure huge home win|
|30.03.2012||Club News||Team News: London Wasps v Gloucester Rugby|
|24.03.2012||Match Report||Saints too strong for battling Wasps|
|23.03.2012||Club News||Team News: London Wasps v Northampton Saints|