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John O'Shea - Prop

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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 RU 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
Cardiff 14 12 0 2 337 211 55
Carmarthen Quins 13 9 1 3 319 229 45
Aberavon 13 9 0 4 293 223 43
Merthyr 15 8 0 7 316 311 41
Pontypridd 15 8 0 7 328 315 38
RGC 1404 14 7 0 7 352 322 36
Llandovery 12 6 2 4 271 225 35
Swansea 12 5 0 7 189 214 25
Newport 12 4 0 8 240 263 25
Llanelli 13 5 0 8 251 343 23
Ebbw Vale 14 3 1 10 254 308 21
Bridgend Ravens 15 3 0 12 228 414 17