Player

John O'Shea - Prop

John O'Shea
Height180
Weight97
Date Of Birth02/06/1940
Place Of BirthWeston-Super-Mare
EducationLewis Boys School, Pengam, St Luke's College, Exeter
ClubsCardiff, Newbridge
RegionsMonmouthshire, Cornwall
HonoursWales, British and Irish Lions, East Wales, Wales U23, Wales Schools
InvitationalCrawshays, Barbarians
ManagedAustralia
John Patrick O'Shea was born in Weston super mare, Somerset and educated in Monmouthshire. Joining Cardiff in 1963 he played 213 games for the club between then and 1970, scoring 18 tries. Despite only earning five Welsh caps (making his debut against Scotland in 1967) the Lions recognised his qualities and selected him for the 1968 tour to South Africa where he played eight games, including the first test. A year later he returned there with the Barbarians. In 1969 he represented the Barbarians against Rhodesia.
SEASON P W D L TRY CON PEN DG PTS
1963-1964 37 29 2 6 3 0 0 0 9
1964-1965 32 19 4 9 3 0 0 0 9
1965-1966 44 33 3 8 2 0 0 0 6
1966-1967 35 26 2 7 4 0 0 0 12
1967-1968 29 21 1 7 4 0 0 0 12
1968-1969 11 9 1 1 1 0 0 0 3
1969-1970 25 17 3 5 2 0 0 0 6
TOTAL 213 154 16 43 19 0 0 0 57
TEAM P W D L PF PA PTS
Merthyr 18 15 0 3 534 302 76
Pontypridd 18 14 0 4 638 338 68
Cardiff 18 13 1 4 551 379 67
Ebbw Vale 18 13 1 4 397 292 62
Newport 18 12 0 6 470 430 57
Llandovery 18 11 1 6 506 321 57
Aberavon 17 11 1 5 402 355 53
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 17 9 0 8 444 354 50
Carmarthen Quins 18 9 0 9 394 340 47
Swansea 17 8 0 9 371 349 41
Cross Keys 17 4 1 12 379 562 28
Bridgend Ravens 16 5 0 11 316 424 27
Llanelli 18 4 1 13 337 499 25
Bedwas 17 4 0 13 341 527 23
Bargoed 17 3 0 14 327 574 17
Neath 16 1 0 15 261 622 3