Cardiff Blues winger Chris Czekaj was hailed a ‘star in the making’ after scoring an outstanding 60m try for Wales on his debut against Canada in June 2005 aged 19 years old.
A product of the highly successful Llandaff Rugby Club junior section, he first started playing when he was seven. He played for Cardiff Schools and East Wales at U11 and progressed from there. The 6' 3", near 16 stone wing scored five tries in the U21 Six Nations campaign and went on to score 13 tries in 18 games for Cardiff RFC, before graduating to play for the Cardiff Blues.
He toured with Wales to Argentina in 2006 made his Six Nations debut against Ireland in 2007.
In summer of 2007 Chris was selected to tour Australia with Wales but was dealt a cruel blow in the second test. He was carried from the field during the first half of Wales’ 31-0 defeat to Australia after twisting badly in a tackle from Wallaby hooker Stephen Moore. Chris had surgery on his broken right leg while in Australia missed out on the 2007 RWC.
After a full recovery Czekaj returned to play for the Blues in 2008 and was called up to the Wales sevens team in 2009.
|DOB||14th Dec 1985|
|Height||1.91 m (6' 3")|
|Weight||103 kg (16 st 3 lb)|
|Honours||Wales (9 caps)|