Rick is the captain of the school rugby team. His girlfriend, Suni, helps him manage the day to day running of it, especially charity matches and social events.
Rick became captain as soon as he started his second year of A levels. He always thought Matt should get the title, even though he was happy to be chosen.
He feels guilty about Matt’s accident, because he chooses the positions everyone plays and their strategies. He struggled visiting Matt in hospital, and a Suni helped him come up with the idea of the fundraising match to help him get over the guilt.
Rick’s name, appearance, and personality, are not based on anyone in particular. He’s just a genuinely really nice guy, who sometimes makes clumsy mistakes but tries to learn from them.