Chris Czekaj (born 14 December 1985) is a Wales international rugby union player, who plays fullback or on the wing for US Colomiers.
He scored a try on his Wales debut (vs Canada) in June 2005, having only come into the Cardiff Blues side a month earlier following a starring role in the Grand Slam winning Wales Under 21 side.
The name Czekaj (meaning 'Wait' in English) comes from his Polish grandfather, who settled in Wales during World War II.His nickname amongst Welsh rugby supporters is '28', referring to the score his name would earn if played in a game of Scrabble.On 2 June 2007 he suffered a broken leg in the second test match against Australia, thus ruling him out of the 2007 Rugby World Cup.
Following a full year of recovery and rehabilitation, Czekaj resumed playing for the Blues early in the 2008–09 season.Czekaj has been capped Internationally in every Wales age group, from U16s to U21s until gaining his senior cap with Wales in 2005.
Czekaj has also gained caps playing for Wales 7s and Barbarians.
The only rugby related cap that eludes him is a Lions.
On 11 April 2014, the Cardiff Blues announced that Czekaj would be joining Rugby Pro D2 side US Colomiers at the end of the 2013/14 season.Czekaj married his long term girlfriend Kat Roberts, a former Miss Wales finalist in 2011.