Ray Baxendale

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Ray Baxendale
Personal information
Full name Raymond Frederick Baxendale[1]
Born New Zealand
Playing information
Position Prop, Second-row, Lock
Years Team Pld T G FG P
19??–1980 Runanga
1981 Marist-Western Suburbs
1981–82 Wakefield Trinity 14 1 0 0 3
Total 14 1 0 0 3
Years Team Pld T G FG P
19??–1980 West Coast
1975–1981 New Zealand 17 0 0 0 0
19??–1981 South Island
1981 Canterbury
Source: RLP

Ray Baxendale is a New Zealand former rugby league player who represented his country in the 1975 and 1977 World Cups.

Playing career[edit]

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.[2]

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 (Heritage № 889) in the 1981-82 season.[2]


  1. ^ BAXENDALE, Raymond Frederick - 1975 - 81 nzleague.co.nz
  2. ^ a b Coffey, John. Canterbury XIII, Christchurch, 1987.