Ray Price :: 1953-1957
First game: 29/08/1953, Last game: 27/04/1957, Played: 113, Tries: 23, Goals: 0, Points: 69
Welshman Ray Price joined Warrington in August 1953 from Belle Vue Rangers in exchange for Jim Featherstone and an undisclosed cash sum. He made is debut in a 16-4 win over Rochdale Hornets. So began, with Gerry Helme the most successful of Warrington half-back partnerships. Price was a rugged, resourceful and ferocious tackler, who was the perfect foil for Helme.
Price and Helme were at the heart of the Warrington Challenge Cup and Championship double winning side of the 1953/54 season. Price was injured and missed the final when Warrington retained the Championship title the following season.
Ray had been captain of Abertillery RUFC before moving north joining Belle Vue Rangers in 1947. Whilst at Wilderspool Price played nine times for Great Britain, twice for Wales and twice for Other Nationalities. He went on the 1954 tour of Australia and New Zealand, with his half-back partner Helme. He was also selected for the 1957 World Cup in Australia, but an injury in a warm-up match kept him from tasking part in the tournament.
He was transferred to St Helens in 1957 for £1,500. Ray put Tom Van Vollenhoven over for a try on his rugby league debut.
On retiring from rugby league he returned home to Blaina and died aged 64 in 1988 after suffering a brain haemorrhage.