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
Merthyr 23 18 0 5 651 393 91
Cardiff 23 18 1 4 696 469 89
Pontypridd 21 16 0 5 730 374 79
Llandovery 24 16 1 7 652 408 79
Newport 25 15 2 8 629 551 77
Ebbw Vale 24 16 1 7 541 423 76
Aberavon 22 14 2 6 485 415 69
Swansea 24 13 0 11 537 451 65
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 22 11 1 10 552 456 64
Carmarthen Quins 24 10 1 13 488 454 56
Bedwas 24 8 1 15 515 667 43
Bridgend Ravens 22 8 0 14 427 517 43
Llanelli 24 6 1 17 450 620 35
Cross Keys 22 5 1 16 452 681 34
Bargoed 23 4 0 19 400 756 22
Neath 23 1 0 22 335 905 3