Player

Barry John - Flyhalf

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
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