Mervyn John

Mervyn John was inducted into the Cardiff RFC Hall of Fame at the 140th Anniversary Dinner in 2018

Mervyn John was an outstanding flanker and played 319 games for Cardiff between 1968 and 1979 scoring 86 tries. Starting his career with a season with Senghenydd and a couple of games for Bridgend he joined Cardiff making his first team bow against Harlequins on Easter Monday 1968. Although he played for Glamorgan U23’s, Mervyn was unfortunate not to gain international recognition being of the same era as Welsh greats Dai Morris and John Taylor.
After his playing days Mervyn continued to serve the club as committeeman, Chairman and Non-Executive Director, he was also a Trustee of Cardiff Athletic Club.

SEASON P W D L TRY CON PEN DG PTS
1967-1968 2 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 6
1968-1969 25 17 2 6 13 0 0 0 39
1969-1970 32 23 3 6 12 0 0 0 36
1970-1971 32 21 4 7 5 0 0 0 15
1971-1972 51 38 0 13 11 0 0 0 44
1972-1973 42 29 2 11 16 0 0 0 64
1973-1974 48 36 1 11 11 0 0 0 44
1974-1975 41 26 1 14 5 0 0 0 20
1975-1976 21 16 1 4 4 0 0 0 16
1976-1977 13 10 0 3 5 0 0 0 20
1977-1978 8 5 0 3 1 0 0 0 4
1978-1979 5 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 4
TOTAL 320 225 14 81 86 0 0 0 312
TEAM P W D L PF PA PTS
Cardiff 2 2 0 0 57 33 9
Aberavon 2 2 0 0 51 40 8
Merthyr 2 1 0 1 59 44 6
Swansea 2 1 0 1 47 29 5
Llandovery 1 1 0 0 26 20 5
Newport 1 1 0 0 29 23 5
Pontypridd 2 1 0 1 43 41 5
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 2 1 0 1 43 43 5
Ebbw Vale 2 0 0 2 44 71 1
Carmarthen Quins 1 0 0 1 17 20 1
Bridgend Ravens 1 0 0 1 26 27 1
Llanelli 2 0 0 2 15 66 0