Raymond Herman "Ray" Mordt (born 15 February 1957 in Cape Town, South Africa) is a South African rugby footballer who represented his country in rugby union before moving to English professional rugby league club, Wigan, with whom he won the Championship during the 1986–87 season. He is the uncle of England Sevens player Nils Mordt.
|Full name||Raymond Herman Mordt|
|Born||15 February 1957|
Cape Town, South Africa
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Weight||14 st 9 lb (93 kg)|
Mordt grew up and started playing rugby in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe). He returned to South Africa and went to King Edward VII School. He played Wing for the Springboks where he captained the team 3 times (twice as a substitute) from 1980 until 1984. He made his début against the South American Jaguars on 26 April 1980 at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg. South Africa won the game 24–9. As a player, he may be best known for scoring 3 tries against the All Blacks in the famous "flour bomb" Test at Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand on 12 September 1981. South Africa lost the game 25–22. Ray Mordt played a total of 18 tests (plus 7 tour games) for the Springboks, scoring 12 tries for a total of 48 points.
|No.||Opposition||Result (SA 1st)||Position||Tries||Date||Venue|
|1.||South America||24–9||Wing||1||26 April 1980||Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg|
|2.||South America||18–9||Wing||3 May 1980||Kings Park Stadium, Durban|
|3.||British and Irish Lions||26–22||Wing||31 May 1980||Newlands, Cape Town|
|4.||British and Irish Lions||26–19||Wing||14 June 1980||Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein|
|5.||British and Irish Lions||12–10||Wing||28 June 1980||Boet Erasmus Stadium, Port Elizabeth|
|6.||British and Irish Lions||13–17||Wing||12 July 1980||Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria|
|7.||South American Jaguars||22–13||Wing||18 October 1980||Wanderers Club, Montevideo|
|8.||South American Jaguars||30–16||Wing||2||25 October 1980||Prince of Wales Country Club, Santiago|
|9.||France||37–15||Wing||8 November 1980||Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria|
|10.||Ireland||12–10||Wing||6 June 1981||Kings Park Stadium, Durban|
|11.||New Zealand||9–14||Wing||15 August 1981||Lancaster Park, Christchurch|
|12.||New Zealand||24–12||Wing||29 August 1981||Athletic Park, Wellington|
|13.||New Zealand||22–25||Wing||3||12 September 1981||Eden Park, Auckland|
|14.||USA Rugby||38–7||Wing||3||20 September 1981||Owl Creek Polo ground, Glenville, New York|
|15.||South American Jaguars||50–18||Wing||2||27 March 1982||Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria|
|16.||South American Jaguars||12–21||Wing||3 April 1982||Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein|
|17.||South American Jaguars||32–15||Wing||20 October 1984||Loftus Versfeld Stadium, Pretoria|
|18.||South American Jaguars||22–13||Wing||1||27 October 1984||Newlands, Cape Town|
Mordt joined English rugby league club Wigan, making his début for them on the Wing on Sunday, 5 January 1986 against Swinton. he scored his first try for Wigan in the 44-6 victory over Hull F.C. at Central Park, Wigan on Sunday 2 March 1986, he played right wing, i.e. number 2, in Wigan's 11-8 victory over Hull Kingston Rovers in the 1985–86 John Player Special Trophy Final at Elland Road, Leeds on Saturday 11 January 1986, and was also part of the Championship-winning team during the 1986–87 season, he scored his last try for Wigan in the 54-2 victory over Oldham at Central Park, Wigan on Wednesday 8 April 1987, he played his last match for Wigan in the 24-6 victory over Oldham at Watersheddings, Oldham on Monday 20 April 1987, before retiring due to injury.
Mordt also represented Rhodesia in the 1978 inter-provincial tournament in Durban, South Africa.
After his active career Mordt has been engaged as a coach for the Springboks and other teams. In 1994 The International Rugby Board barred Mordt from joining South Africa's tour of Wales, Scotland and Ireland as a fitness instructor because of his time spent playing rugby league.
- List of South Africa national rugby union players – Springbok no. 501
- Ray Mordt player profile ESPN Scrum.com
- "SA Rugby Player Profile – Ray Mordt". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 30 May 2016.
- "Wigan Warriors Announce Heritage Numbers" (PDF). wiganwarriors.com. Wigan Warriors. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 December 2013. Retrieved 2 January 2014.
- "Ray Mordt". Cherry & White. rlfans.com. Retrieved 2 January 2014.
- Bale, Steve (16 September 1994). "Mordt banned from tour: IRB refuses to accept fitness instructor". The Independent. Retrieved 2 January 2014.