Mervyn John added to the Oral Histories

The latest addition to the excellent ‘oral histories’ section of the Cardiff Rugby Museums website is Mervyn John.

The epitome of  ‘the great club man’, Mervyn  was the type of player who could, and should, have won international honours but his playing career, unfortunately, clashed with those of John Taylor and Dai ‘Shadow’ Morris. Instead he gave his all to his beloved Cardiff. A fantastic open-side flanker, Mervyn played over 300 games for the club over twelve seasons. During his career with the Blue and Blacks he scored 86 tries and was on the winning side on 225 occasions – a 70% win record!
Since hanging up his boots, Mervyn has continued to serve the club indefatigably as an RFC committee member, as chairman, and currently as a Trustee of CAC. He was inducted into the Cardiff Rugby Hall of Fame at the club’s 140th Anniversary Dinner at the Millennium Stadium in 2018.

 

The oral history can be heard at Mervyn John Interview

Viv Jones

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Cardiff 16 13 0 3 396 243 61
Carmarthen Quins 17 10 3 4 372 278 54
Aberavon 16 11 0 5 371 272 53
Llandovery 16 9 2 5 344 285 48
Pontypridd 18 10 0 8 394 376 47
Merthyr 18 8 0 10 362 374 44
RGC 1404 17 8 1 8 409 381 43
Newport 15 7 0 8 294 278 37
Swansea 17 7 0 10 246 292 35
Llanelli 15 6 0 9 293 412 27
Ebbw Vale 17 4 2 11 283 351 27
Bridgend Ravens 18 3 0 15 271 493 19