Ray Cheney

Ray Cheney

Position: Fullback

Date Of Birth 01/08/1936 (81)
Place Of Birth Porth

Ray Cheney was born in Porth in the Rhondda. He showed exceptional all round sporting abilities and played football at Ton Pentre FC. He also played Welsh Youth soccer, winning an international youth cap at centre forward and attracted the attention of Tottenham Hotspur FC.

National service was spent in the RAF, where he represented them at rugby.
On returning to civilian life Ray joined Pontypool RFC, setting a club record at the time of 169 points. In 1962/3 he moved to local rivals Newport RFC and amassed 40 points in 11 games and in 1963 he played in the successful Newport side that beat the All Blacks, hitting the cross bar with an attempted drop goal.

He joined Cardiff RFC, running out 69 times and playing in the side that beat Australia in 1996. He went on to represented Crawshays RFC and Monmouthshire
and also played County cricket for Monmouthshire.

His Grandson Lee Thomas played for Cardiff Blues [2005/06] and joined Sale Sharks 2006/7  

Playing Summary
  Season P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  1965/1966 17 11 1 5 0 17 9 0 61  
  1966/1967 31 21 3 7 0 32 26 3 151  
  1967/1968 10 8 1 1 0 17 7 1 58  
  1969/1970 10 9 0 1 0 12 15 0 69  
  Total 68 49 5 14 0 78 57 4 339  

Click on a season for a match by match breakdown.

  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  02/10/1965 Newport FB 0 1 1 0 5 W 17 - 8  
  06/11/1965 Oxford University FB 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 9  
  27/11/1965 Scarlets FB 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 6  
  11/12/1965 Harlequins FB 0 2 0 0 4 W 16 - 0  
  27/12/1965 Liverpool FB 0 1 0 0 2 W 11 - 3  
  08/01/1966 Coventry FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 5  
  15/01/1966 London Welsh FB 0 0 2 0 6 W 12 - 3  
  22/01/1966 Gloucester Rugby FB 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  29/01/1966 Aberavon FB 0 1 0 0 2 W 5 - 0  
  10/02/1966 Bridgend Ravens FB 0 1 0 0 2 L 5 - 11  
  12/02/1966 Bristol Rugby FB 0 3 1 0 9 W 27 - 0  
  19/02/1966 Newport FB 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 8  
  26/02/1966 Scarlets FB 0 1 2 0 8 W 14 - 3  
  09/03/1966 Neath FB 0 1 0 0 2 L 5 - 6  
  15/03/1966 Ebbw Vale FB 0 6 2 0 18 W 42 - 8  
  19/03/1966 Swansea FB 0 0 1 0 3 W 6 - 5  
  30/03/1966 Penarth FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 0  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  21/09/1966 Bridgend Ravens FB 0 1 2 0 8 L 14 - 16  
  24/09/1966 Aberavon FB 0 0 3 0 9 L 12 - 15  
  28/09/1966 Gloucester Rugby FB 0 2 1 0 7 W 37 - 3  
  01/10/1966 Newport FB 0 3 1 0 9 W 27 - 0  
  08/10/1966 Northampton Saints FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  15/10/1966 Cambridge University FB 0 0 1 0 3 W 6 - 3  
  22/10/1966 Cardiff College of Education FB 0 3 2 0 12 W 21 - 6  
  29/10/1966 Bristol Rugby FB 0 1 0 0 2 W 11 - 8  
  05/11/1966 Australia FB 0 1 1 0 5 W 14 - 8  
  09/11/1966 Oxford University FB 0 1 0 0 2 W 14 - 8  
  14/11/1966 Newport FB 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 8  
  19/11/1966 Wasps FB 0 1 1 1 8 W 17 - 5  
  26/11/1966 Scarlets FB 0 2 0 0 4 W 22 - 14  
  02/12/1966 Swansea FB 0 0 1 0 3 L 3 - 12  
  10/12/1966 Harlequins FB 0 2 0 0 4 W 13 - 0  
  17/12/1966 Neath FB 0 0 2 0 6 W 9 - 6  
  26/12/1966 Liverpool FB 0 2 0 0 4 W 19 - 6  
  31/12/1966 London Welsh FB 0 0 1 0 3 W 6 - 0  
  11/01/1967 Aberavon FB 0 0 1 0 3 L 6 - 12  
  14/01/1967 Coventry FB 0 2 0 0 4 L 10 - 12  
  21/01/1967 Newbridge FB 0 0 2 0 6 W 15 - 6  
  06/02/1967 Neath FB 0 0 0 1 3 D 3 - 3  
  11/02/1967 Bristol Rugby FB 0 4 0 0 8 W 23 - 21  
  04/03/1967 Newport FB 0 0 1 0 3 D 3 - 3  
  18/03/1967 Swansea FB 0 1 0 0 2 W 14 - 13  
  12/04/1967 Pontypool FB 0 1 0 0 2 W 8 - 3  
  19/04/1967 Bridgend Ravens FB 0 1 1 1 8 W 14 - 3  
  22/04/1967 Torquay FB 0 1 0 0 2 W 17 - 8  
  06/05/1967 South West Africa FB 0 1 1 0 5 D 11 - 11  
  10/05/1967 North West Cape FB 0 1 4 0 14 W 23 - 12  
  20/05/1967 Northern Transvaal FB 0 1 0 0 2 L 5 - 25  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  02/09/1967 Headingley FB 0 5 1 0 13 W 31 - 6  
  06/09/1967 Neath FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 6  
  09/09/1967 London Welsh FB 0 3 1 0 9 W 27 - 12  
  16/09/1967 Coventry FB 0 3 1 0 9 W 27 - 8  
  20/09/1967 Gloucester Rugby FB 0 1 2 1 11 W 20 - 9  
  30/09/1967 Aberavon FB 0 1 0 0 2 D 5 - 5  
  07/10/1967 Newport FB 0 0 1 0 3 L 6 - 11  
  23/12/1967 Welsh Academicals FB 0 1 1 0 5 W 17 - 3  
  27/12/1967 UAU FB 0 1 0 0 2 W 11 - 0  
  09/02/1968 Bristol Rugby FB 0 2 0 0 4 W 13 - 0  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  24/09/1969 Abertillery FB 0 1 0 0 2 W 14 - 9  
  21/02/1970 Newport FB 0 0 2 0 6 W 9 - 3  
  28/02/1970 London Welsh FB 0 1 2 0 8 W 17 - 14  
  07/03/1970 Newport FB 0 1 2 0 8 W 14 - 3  
  15/03/1970 Bective Rangers FB 0 1 2 0 8 W 14 - 9  
  21/03/1970 Swansea FB 0 0 1 0 3 W 6 - 3  
  08/04/1970 Bridgend Ravens FB 0 0 1 0 3 L 3 - 14  
  18/04/1970 Paignton FB 0 7 0 0 14 W 41 - 8  
  20/04/1970 Exeter Chiefs FB 0 1 1 0 5 W 14 - 6  
  21/04/1970 Newton Abbot FB 0 0 4 0 12 W 18 - 8  
  Team P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
Clubs: - Cardiff - Newport - Pontypool -
Region: - Monmouthshire -
Invitational: - Crawshays -

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