Ray Batten

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Ray Batten
Personal information
Born York, England
Playing information
Position Second-row, Loose forward
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1963–76 Leeds 434
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1968–69 England 3 2 0 0 6
1969–73 Great Britain 3 0 0 0 0
Coaching information
Club
Years Team Gms W D L W%
May 1982–Jul 1983 Wakefield Trinity
Source: rugbyleagueproject.org englandrl.co.uk

Ray Batten is an English former professional rugby league footballer of the 1960s, and 1970s, and coach of the 1980s playing at representative level for Great Britain, and England, and at club level for Leeds, as a Second-row, or Loose forward/Lock, i.e. number 11 or 12, or 13, during the era of contested scrums, and at club level has coached for Wakefield Trinity.

Playing career[edit]

International honours[edit]

Ray Batten won caps for England while at Leeds in 1968 against Wales, in 1969 against Wales, and France,[1] and won caps for Great Britain while at Leeds in 1969 against France, and in 1973 against Australia (2 matches).[2]

Challenge Cup Final appearances[edit]

Ray Batten played Loose forward/Lock in Leeds' 11-10 victory over Wakefield Trinity in the 1968 Challenge Cup "Watersplash" final during the 1967-68 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 11 May 1968, and in the 13-16 defeat by St. Helens in the 1972 Challenge Cup Final during the 1971-72 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 13 May 1972.

County Cup Final appearances[edit]

Ray Batten played Loose forward/Lock in Leeds' 22-11 victory over Castleford in the 1968 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1968–69 season at Belle Vue, Wakefield on Saturday 19 October 1968, played Loose forward/Lock in the 23-7 victory over Featherstone Rovers in the 1970 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1970–71 season at Odsal Stadium, Bradford on Saturday 21 November 1970, played Loose forward/Lock in the 36-9 victory over Dewsbury in the 1972 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1972–73 season at Odsal Stadium, Bradford on Saturday 7 October 1972, played Loose forward/Lock in the 7-2 victory over Wakefield Trinity in the 1973 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1973–74 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 20 October 1973, and played Right-Second-row, i.e. number 12, in the 15-11 victory over Hull Kingston Rovers in the 1975 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1975–76 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 15 November 1975.

BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final appearances[edit]

Ray Batten played Loose forward/Lock in Leeds' 9-5 victory over St. Helens in the 1970 BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final during the 1970–71 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Tuesday 15 December 1970.

Testimonial match[edit]

Ray Batten's Testimonial match at Leeds took place in 1974.

Genealogical Information[edit]

Ray Batten is the son of the rugby league footballer, Billy Batten, Jr, the grandson of the rugby league footballer, Billy Batten, and the nephew of the rugby league footballer, Eric Batten.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "England Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Great Britain Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 

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