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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 7 7 0 0 183 100 32
Aberavon 6 5 0 1 123 105 21
Merthyr 7 4 0 3 172 148 21
Pontypridd 7 4 0 3 161 167 20
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 7 4 0 3 161 142 19
Carmarthen Quins 6 4 0 2 134 110 18
Newport 7 3 0 4 152 139 18
Llandovery 5 2 0 3 124 112 12
Swansea 7 2 0 5 113 133 12
Llanelli 6 2 0 4 112 158 10
Ebbw Vale 7 1 0 6 142 194 8
Bridgend Ravens 6 1 0 5 89 158 6