Chris Czekaj

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Chris Czekaj
Full name Christopher David Czekaj
Date of birth (1985-12-14) 14 December 1985 (age 31)
Place of birth Cardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight 16 st 5 lb (104 kg)
Notable relative(s) Married to Kat Czekaj nee Roberts
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Wing
Youth clubs
Years Club / team    
  Llandaff RFC
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Apps (points)

2004 ‐
Cardiff RFC
Cardiff Blues
18
136
(65)
(130)
National team(s)
Years Club / team Apps (points)
2005 ‐ Wales 9 (10)
Correct as of 05 January 2014

Chris Czekaj (born 14 December 1985) is a Wales International rugby union player, who plays Fullback or on the Wing for Cardiff Blues. He scored a try on his Wales debut (vs Canada) in June 2005, having only come into the Cardiff Blues side a month earlier following a starring role in the Grand Slam winning Wales Under 21 side.

The name Czekaj (meaning 'Wait' in English) comes from his Polish grandfather, who settled in Wales during World War II.[1]

His nickname amongst Welsh rugby supporters is '28', referring to the score his name would earn if played in a game of Scrabble.[2]

On 2 June 2007 he suffered a broken leg in the second test match against Australia, thus ruling him out of the 2007 Rugby World Cup.[3] Following a full year of recovery and rehabilitation, Czekaj resumed playing for the Blues early in the 2008–09 season.[4]

Czekaj has been capped Internationally in every Wales age group, from U16's to U21's until gaining his senior cap with Wales in 2005. Czekaj has also gained caps playing for Wales 7's and Barbarians. The only rugby related cap that eludes him is a Lions.

Czekaj married his long term girlfriend Kat Roberts, a former Miss Wales finalist in 2011.

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