Player

Barry John - Fly-half

Cardiff
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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
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