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 23 18 0 5 651 393 91
Cardiff 23 18 1 4 696 469 89
Pontypridd 21 16 0 5 730 374 79
Llandovery 24 16 1 7 652 408 79
Newport 25 15 2 8 629 551 77
Ebbw Vale 24 16 1 7 541 423 76
Aberavon 22 14 2 6 485 415 69
Swansea 24 13 0 11 537 451 65
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 22 11 1 10 552 456 64
Carmarthen Quins 25 11 1 13 526 469 61
Bedwas 24 8 1 15 515 667 43
Bridgend Ravens 22 8 0 14 427 517 43
Llanelli 25 7 1 17 503 632 40
Cross Keys 23 5 1 17 464 734 34
Bargoed 23 4 0 19 400 756 22
Neath 24 1 0 23 350 943 3