|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
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