Billy Raybould

Billy Raybould

Position: Centre

Date Of Birth 06/05/1944 (73)
Place Of Birth Cardiff
Height 178cm / 5' 10"
Weight 79kg / 12st 6lbs

William Henry 'Billy' Raybould was Cardiff born and bred. Whilst at Cathays High School he represented Wales at U15 & U18 levels, making his debut for Cardiff Athletic in September 1963 against Cardiff HSOB.

He won his club cap in his second season at the club.

Three years later he was on his way to South Africa as a fully fledged Lion. He had packed a lot of rugby into the intervening period: A Blue at Cambridge, the first of his eleven caps for Wales (at centre) and a couple of seasons at London Welsh.

Billy was selected for the1968 British Isles tour to South Africa, and played in seven of the 16 provincial games. He played 12 matches for Cardiff's first XV from 1964/65 -1966/67,scoring three tries. He went on to play for Newport.

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 Rugby 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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