Ray Cheney

Cardiff RFC have been saddened to hear of the passing of Ray Cheney yesterday aged 82 following a battle with cancer

Ray played at full back for the 1st XV on 69 occasions between 1965 – 1970.And was the club’s top scorer in the 1966-67 season with 151 points and played in the famous win against Australia in 1966.

Ray was a good all round sportsman who gained a Welsh Youth Soccer cap at centre forward and played cricket for Monmouthshire County Cricket Club.

Prior to joining Cardiff he played rugby for the RAF, Pontypool, Newport appearing in their famous win against the All Blacks in 1963 he was also Welsh Reserve on 23 occasions.

He played for the Crawshays and Monmouthshire and was a pioneer of the ‘Round the Corner kicking style’

Ray was a good supporter of the Former Players Association and attended the Dinner last November as one of the members of the first Cardiff Overseas Tour which was to South Africa in 1967.

He will be fondly remembered by all who knew him. We offer our sincere condolences to Ray’s wife Sue, his sons Tim and Robin and daughters Pauline and Karen at this sad time.

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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