Player

Billy Raybould - Centre

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
Merthyr 30 23 0 7 885 593 117
Cardiff 30 22 1 7 991 660 111
Pontypridd 30 22 0 8 1015 580 110
Llandovery 30 21 1 8 856 551 104
Ebbw Vale 30 20 1 9 762 594 95
Aberavon 30 18 2 10 698 603 90
Newport 30 17 2 11 759 700 88
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 30 14 1 15 852 650 85
Swansea 30 16 0 14 674 594 81
Carmarthen Quins 30 13 1 16 637 584 71
Bridgend Ravens 30 12 0 18 689 714 66
Llanelli 30 12 1 17 679 723 63
Bedwas 30 12 1 17 681 830 62
Cross Keys 30 5 1 24 586 1093 36
Bargoed 30 6 0 24 576 1003 35
Neath 30 1 0 29 406 1274 3