Ray Baxendale is a New Zealand former rugby league player who represented his country in the 1975 and 1977 World Cups.
Baxendale began his career playing for Runanga. A Junior Kiwi, Baxendale first made the New Zealand Kiwis in 1975 at the World Cup and went on to play in 39 matches for his country, including in 17 Test matches. Baxendale also represented the West Coast and the South Island.
In 1981 Baxendale joined Marist-Western Suburbs in the Canterbury Rugby League competition and represented Canterbury, captained the South Island against France and again played for New Zealand. He played for Wakefield Trinity in the 1981-82 season.