Richter scored ten tries in his 24 appearances for the Wests Tigers in 2001 and 2002, including two tries in his first-grade debut. Unfortunately, he played during a particularly dire period for the club, with just 4 of his 24 appearances being victories.
Joining the Bulldogs in 2004, Richter spent his first season in the club in reserve grade before injury disrupted is season. In 2005, he played 2 first grade games, and also scored 20 tries from his 20 appearances in the lower grade, surpassing the record set by Hasan Saleh.
Earlier in his career Richter was known as Jackson Kaufusi and Lipina Kaufusi.
- FG debut: Wests Tigers v Canberra Raiders- 1 April 2001,(Rd 7
- Played twenty-six first grade games to date.
- 2000 World Cup dazrl.info
- "Makasini Richter". Rugby League Project. http://www.rugbyleagueproject.org/players/makasini-richter/summary.html. Retrieved 7 March 2011.
- "Makasini Rickter". bulldogs.com.au. Archived from the original on 21 September 2007. http://web.archive.org/liveweb/http://web.archive.org/web/20070927224637/http://www.bulldogs.com.au/main.php?page=player&id=673. Retrieved 21 April 2012.
- Pacific Cup Tongan National Rugby League
- what’s in a players name? theroar.com.au