Billy Raybould

Billy Raybould

Position: Centre

Date Of Birth 06/05/1944 (74)
Place Of Birth Cardiff
Height 178cm / 5' 10"
Weight 79kg / 12st 6lbs

William Henry 'Billy' Raybould was Cardiff born and bred (the family butchers business is in Rhiwbina). Whilst at Cathays High School he represented Wales at U15 and U18 levels. His debut for Cardiff Athletic came in September 1963 against Cardiff HSO and he played 12 matches for Cardiff's first XV between 1964 and 1967, scoring three tries. After his return from London he played for Newport.

And he won his club cap in his second season at the club. Over the next three years he had gained a great deal of rugby experience - a Rugby Blue at Cambridge, the first of his eleven caps at centre for Wales and a couple of seasons at London Welsh, it was no surprise therefore, that he was selected for the British Lions Tour to South Africa. In South Africa Billy played in seven of the 16 provincial games. 

Playing Summary
  Season P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  1964/1965 9 6 1 2 1 0 0 1 6  
  1965/1966 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0  
  1966/1967 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 6  
  Total 12 8 2 2 3 0 0 1 12  

Click on a season for a match by match breakdown.

  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  23/09/1964 Gloucester Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 9  
  02/01/1965 Newbridge FH 0 0 0 0 0 D 8 - 8  
  20/01/1965 Royal Navy FH 0 0 0 0 0 W 27 - 11  
  23/01/1965 Neath FH 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 8  
  30/01/1965 Aberavon FH 1 0 0 0 3 W 24 - 3  
  02/02/1965 Cross Keys FH 0 0 0 0 0 W 29 - 8  
  13/02/1965 Bristol Bears FH 0 0 0 1 3 W 22 - 16  
  20/02/1965 Newport FH 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 0  
  26/02/1965 Scarlets FH 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 6  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  02/04/1966 Ebbw Vale CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 - 0  
  18/04/1966 New Brighton CE 0 0 0 0 0 D 0 - 0  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  01/10/1966 Newport FH 2 0 0 0 6 W 27 - 0  
  Team P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  Wales 11 3 1 7 0 0 0 1 3  
Clubs: - London Welsh - Bridgend Ravens - Cardiff - Newport -
Education: - Cambridge University - Cathays High School, Cardiff -
Invitational: - Barbarians -
Honours: - British and Irish Lions - Wales -

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