Ray Bale

Ray Bale

Position: Prop

Ray Bale played 176 times for Cardiff RFC beginning in 1934/35 and ending in 1948/49. 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 that 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 lost by 3-0.

Ray passed away in his hometown of 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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