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Billy Raybould - Centre

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Billy Raybould
Height178
Weight79
Date Of Birth06/05/1944
Place Of BirthCardiff
EducationCambridge University, Cathays High School, Cardiff
ClubsNewport, London Welsh, Cardiff, Bridgend Ravens
HonoursWales, British and Irish Lions
InvitationalBarbarians
William Henry 'Billy' Raybould was Cardiff born and bred (the family butchers business was in Rhiwbina). Whilst at Cathays High School he represented Wales at U15 and U18 levels. His debut for Cardiff Athletic came in September 1963 against Cardiff HSOB and he played 12 matches for Cardiff's first XV between 1964 and 1967, scoring three tries. After his return from London he played for Newport.
And he won his club cap in his second season at the club. Over the next three years he had gained a great deal of rugby experience - a Rugby Blue at Cambridge, the first of his eleven caps at centre for Wales and a couple of seasons at London Welsh, it was no surprise therefore, that he was selected for the British Lions Tour to South Africa. In South Africa Billy played in seven of the 16 provincial games.
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
TEAM P W D L PF PA PTS
Cardiff 14 12 0 2 337 211 55
Carmarthen Quins 15 9 2 4 346 258 48
Aberavon 14 9 0 5 303 236 44
Merthyr 16 8 0 8 321 321 42
Pontypridd 16 9 0 7 346 332 42
Llandovery 14 7 2 5 306 261 40
RGC 1404 15 7 1 7 367 337 38
Swansea 15 7 0 8 212 246 33
Newport 14 6 0 8 277 266 33
Llanelli 14 6 0 8 275 364 27
Ebbw Vale 15 3 1 11 257 328 21
Bridgend Ravens 16 3 0 13 245 432 18