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 30 23 0 7 885 593 117
Cardiff 30 22 1 7 991 660 111
Pontypridd 30 22 0 8 1015 580 110
Llandovery 30 21 1 8 856 551 104
Ebbw Vale 30 20 1 9 762 594 95
Aberavon 30 18 2 10 698 603 90
Newport 30 17 2 11 759 700 88
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 30 14 1 15 852 650 85
Swansea 30 16 0 14 674 594 81
Carmarthen Quins 30 13 1 16 637 584 71
Bridgend Ravens 30 12 0 18 689 714 66
Llanelli 30 12 1 17 679 723 63
Bedwas 30 12 1 17 681 830 62
Cross Keys 30 5 1 24 586 1093 36
Bargoed 30 6 0 24 576 1003 35
Neath 30 1 0 29 406 1274 3