Ray Batten

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Ray Batten
Personal information
Born (1945-09-23) 23 September 1945 (age 72)
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%
1982–83 Wakefield Trinity
Source: [1][2][3][4]

Ray Batten (23 September 1945) is an English former professional rugby league footballer of the 1960s and 1970s, and coach of the 1980s. He played 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,[1][5] and coached at club level for Wakefield Trinity.[4]

Playing career

International honours

Ray Batten won caps for England while at Leeds in 1968 against Wales, in 1969 against Wales, and France,[2] and won caps for Great Britain while at Leeds in 1969 against France, and in 1973 against Australia (2 matches).[3]

Challenge Cup Final appearances

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 played loose forward/lock 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

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

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

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

Coaching career

Ray Batten was the coach of Wakefield Trinity from May 1982 to July 1983.

Genealogical Information

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

  1. ^ a b "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018. 
  2. ^ a b "England Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl.co.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Great Britain Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl.co.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Coach Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018. 
  5. ^ "Profile at leedsrugby.dnsupdate.co.uk". leedsrugby.dnsupdate.co.uk. 31 December 2011. Archived from the original on 18 November 2008. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 

External links

  • Profile at leedsrugby.dnsupdate.co.uk
  • Rugby Cup Final 1968
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