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 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