Player

Mike Rayer - Fullback

Mike Rayer
Height178
Weight85
Date Of Birth21/07/1965
Place Of BirthCardiff
ClubsCardiff, Bedford Blues, Llandaff North
HonoursWales, Wales B, Wales Youth
InvitationalCrawshays, Barbarians
ManagedBedford Blues, RFU Championship XV, Cardiff
Mike Rayer began his rugby at Llandaff North, he was brought up only three doors away from the club. His father Alex, captained the club for a couple of seasons and also played for Cardiff Athletic. While at Llandaff he captained the Welsh Youth.
In 1984 he joined Cardiff for the first time until he moved to Bedford Blues in 1996 where he played for two years before re-joining Cardiff in 1998. On his return to the club he was instrumental in the setting up of the Cardiff Blues Academy. Mike played 367 games for Cardiff over the years which included a double fracture of his leg whilst playing against Treorchy at the Oval. He gained 21 international Caps for Wales, making his debut in Cardiff against Samoa in 1991 and represented the Barbarians (4 times) and Crawshays Welsh XV.
Mike turned to coaching and was involved with Cardiff U21s, Cardiff and the Academy sides as well as coaching the Barbarians. In 2005 he returned to Bedford Blues as Director of Rugby.
Mike Rayer was inducted into the Cardiff Rugby Hall of fame in 1999 and more details can be found in that section of the club website.
SEASON P W D L TRY CON PEN DG PTS
1984-1985 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1985-1986 34 26 1 7 8 0 1 0 35
1986-1987 38 26 2 10 5 9 9 1 68
1987-1988 37 21 3 13 10 29 25 0 173
1988-1989 31 18 3 10 7 41 31 0 203
1989-1990 24 13 1 10 3 33 28 1 165
1990-1991 33 20 1 12 15 35 18 1 187
1991-1992 23 9 0 14 3 25 22 0 128
1992-1993 22 18 0 4 5 3 6 0 49
1993-1994 29 22 1 6 8 17 7 0 95
1994-1995 6 5 0 1 2 5 9 1 50
1995-1996 28 22 2 4 12 30 2 0 126
1998-1999 20 14 0 6 7 15 3 1 77
1999-2000 26 17 2 7 4 1 0 0 22
2000-2001 15 11 0 4 1 15 2 1 44
TOTAL 367 243 16 108 90 258 163 6 1422
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 24 10 1 13 488 454 56
Bedwas 24 8 1 15 515 667 43
Bridgend Ravens 22 8 0 14 427 517 43
Llanelli 24 6 1 17 450 620 35
Cross Keys 22 5 1 16 452 681 34
Bargoed 23 4 0 19 400 756 22
Neath 23 1 0 22 335 905 3