Player

Barry John - Flyhalf

Cardiff
Back
Barry John
Height175
Weight75
Date Of Birth06/01/1945
Place Of BirthCefneithin
EducationGwendraeth Grammar School, Trinity College, Carmarthen
ClubsCardiff, Pontyberem, Cefneithin
RegionsScarlets
HonoursWales, British and Irish Lions, East Wales
InvitationalBarbarians
Barry John (the king) began his rugby career as a schoolboy playing for his local team Cefneithen before joining Llanelli in 1964. In 1967 he left to join Cardiff and formed a partnership with Gareth Edwards that would become one of the most famous half back pairings in the world. A career that included 93 appearances for Cardiff, 25 Welsh caps, five test matches for the Lions (one in South Africa in 1968 and four in New Zealand in 1971) and five appearances for the Barbarians was brought to an abrupt end in 1972 when Barry John suddenly announced his retirement at the age of 27.
Barry John was inducted into the Cardiff Rugby Hall of fame in 1999 and further details can be found in that section of the club website.
SEASON P W D L TRY CON PEN DG PTS
1967-1968 28 23 1 4 9 0 1 9 57
1968-1969 14 11 1 2 5 2 4 3 40
1969-1970 15 10 3 2 3 2 1 4 28
1970-1971 22 15 2 5 5 12 16 9 114
1971-1972 14 11 0 3 2 17 21 5 120
TOTAL 93 70 7 16 24 33 43 30 359
TEAM P W D L PF PA PTS
Cardiff 6 6 0 0 149 88 27
Aberavon 5 5 0 0 112 89 20
Merthyr 6 3 0 3 139 117 17
Newport 6 3 0 3 117 102 16
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 6 3 0 3 140 139 15
Pontypridd 6 3 0 3 124 132 15
Carmarthen Quins 5 3 0 2 108 90 13
Swansea 6 2 0 4 110 112 12
Llandovery 4 2 0 2 93 79 11
Ebbw Vale 6 1 0 5 122 168 7
Llanelli 5 1 0 4 96 147 6
Bridgend Ravens 5 1 0 4 77 124 6