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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.
COMPETITION PLAYED T C P DG PTS YC RC
1969 South Africa Tour of UK 1 + 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1966 Australia Tour of UK & France 1 + 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TEAM P W D L PF PA PTS
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