Ray Bale

Ray Bale

Position: Prop

Local boy Ray Bale played 176 times for Cardiff beginning in 1934 and ending in 1949. He would have played more games for the club, however the Second World War left a large gap in his player record. 

He began his career as a prop forward but his height meant a move to the second row. During the 1945/46 season Ray was vice-captain to skipper Dr Jack Matthews. Ray led the pack in their 14-3 win over the New Zealand Services team in 1945, and in their memorable match against the 1945/46 Kiwis that they lost by 3-0.

Ray passed away in Cardiff in 2002.

Playing Summary
  Season P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  1945/1946 34 26 2 6 3 0 0 0 9  
  1946/1947 24 17 4 3 0 0 0 0 0  
  1947/1948 9 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0  
  1948/1949 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0  
  Total 68 52 6 10 3 0 0 0 9  

Click on a season for a match by match breakdown.

  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  22/09/1945 Neath PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 9  
  29/09/1945 Wasps PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 27 - 0  
  06/10/1945 Newport PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 28 - 17  
  13/10/1945 Gloucester Rugby PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 40 - 9  
  20/10/1945 Swansea SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 6  
  27/10/1945 Scarlets SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 35 - 3  
  03/11/1945 New Zealand Services SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 3  
  10/11/1945 Newport SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 10 - 6  
  17/11/1945 Coventry SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 3  
  24/11/1945 Pontypool SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 25 - 0  
  01/12/1945 Richmond / Blackheath Combined SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 9  
  08/12/1945 Bristol Rugby SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 20 - 5  
  15/12/1945 Harlequins PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 23 - 3  
  22/12/1945 Swansea PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 10 - 6  
  26/12/1945 New Zealand Army PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 3  
  29/12/1945 Bristol Rugby PR 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  31/12/1945 Stade Nantais Université Club SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 29 - 8  
  01/01/1946 US Cognacaise SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 18 - 19  
  05/01/1946 Leicester Tigers SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 8 - 12  
  12/01/1946 London Welsh SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 6  
  26/01/1946 Neath SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 5  
  09/02/1946 Gloucester Rugby SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 18 - 3  
  16/02/1946 Newport SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 7  
  23/02/1946 Richmond / Blackheath Combined SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 13  
  02/03/1946 Newport SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 6  
  16/03/1946 Scarlets SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 5  
  21/03/1946 Bath Rugby SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 3  
  23/03/1946 Coventry SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 3  
  30/03/1946 Royal Naval Engineering College SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 27 - 6  
  06/04/1946 RAF SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 10 - 3  
  13/04/1946 Wasps SR 1 0 0 0 3 W 24 - 7  
  20/04/1946 Barbarians SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 10  
  22/04/1946 Harlequins SR 2 0 0 0 6 W 14 - 6  
  27/04/1946 Pontypool PR 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  26/10/1946 Rosslyn Park PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 26 - 8  
  02/11/1946 Wasps PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 6  
  09/11/1946 Newport PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 0  
  16/11/1946 Leicester Tigers PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 8  
  23/11/1946 London Welsh PR 0 0 0 0 0 D 8 - 8  
  07/12/1946 Richmond PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 5  
  14/12/1946 Swansea PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 8  
  26/12/1946 Wasps PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 3  
  28/12/1946 Bristol Rugby PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 23 - 0  
  04/01/1947 Bective Rangers PR 0 0 0 0 0 D 0 - 0  
  06/01/1947 Dublin County PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 18 - 6  
  19/01/1947 Bath Rugby PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 5 - 8  
  25/01/1947 Neath PR 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  08/02/1947 Gloucester Rugby PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 11  
  15/02/1947 Newport PR 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  01/03/1947 Newport PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 3  
  15/03/1947 Leicester Tigers PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 5  
  22/03/1947 Coventry PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 10  
  29/03/1947 St Mary's Hospital PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 25 - 0  
  05/04/1947 Barbarians PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 - 0  
  07/04/1947 Harlequins PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 4  
  19/04/1947 Scarlets PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 7  
  26/04/1947 Pontypool PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 3  
  02/05/1947 Penarth PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 32 - 3  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  03/09/1947 Cardiff & District PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 41 - 11  
  06/09/1947 Pontypool PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 14 - 17  
  01/11/1947 Scarlets PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 10 - 3  
  03/04/1948 Devonport Services PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 27 - 0  
  10/04/1948 Newport PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 3  
  17/04/1948 Swansea PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 3  
  21/04/1948 Penarth PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 29 - 3  
  24/04/1948 Pontypool PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 30 - 3  
  28/04/1948 Gloucester Rugby PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 33 - 3  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  06/11/1948 Penarth PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 3  
  Team P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
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