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 19 15 0 4 541 318 76
Cardiff 19 14 1 4 591 395 72
Pontypridd 18 14 0 4 638 338 68
Ebbw Vale 19 14 1 4 411 302 66
Llandovery 19 12 1 6 531 338 61
Newport 19 12 1 6 488 448 59
Aberavon 18 12 1 5 418 362 57
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 17 9 0 8 444 354 50
Carmarthen Quins 19 9 0 10 410 380 47
Swansea 18 9 0 9 419 370 46
Cross Keys 18 5 1 12 397 579 32
Bridgend Ravens 17 5 0 12 326 438 28
Llanelli 19 4 1 14 354 524 25
Bedwas 18 4 1 13 359 545 25
Bargoed 18 3 0 15 344 592 18
Neath 17 1 0 16 282 670 3