John Bevan

John Bevan

Position: Wing

Date Of Birth 28/10/1950 (68)
Place Of Birth Tylorstown
Height 183cm / 6'
Weight 81kg / 12st 10lbs

John Charles Bevan was born in Tylorstown in 1950 and played on the wing for Cardiff in 35 games between 1969 and 1973 scoring 25 tries as well as playing in the Snelling Sevens in 1972.

After playing for Wales Schools, Wales U15, U19 and U25s he won his first full cap for Wales in 1971 against England, going on to gain nine more caps. John Bevan toured with the British and Irish Lions to Australia and New Zealand in 1971 (although interestingly his team is shown as Cardiff College of Education rather than Cardiff, so he is not included amongst the Cardiff players that have represented the famous tourists) and he represented the Barbarians against New Zealand in January 1973.

In September 1973 Bevan switched to rugby league and joined Warrington, going on to win 15 caps for Wales and 6 caps for Great Britain.

Playing Summary
  Season P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  1969/1970 7 6 0 1 6 0 0 0 18  
  1970/1971 10 8 0 2 11 0 0 0 33  
  1971/1972 8 6 0 2 7 0 0 0 28  
  1972/1973 10 6 0 4 1 0 0 0 4  
  Total 35 26 0 9 25 0 0 0 83  

Click on a season for a match by match breakdown.

  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  30/08/1969 British Police WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 20 - 6  
  29/12/1969 UAU WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 9  
  03/01/1970 Pontypridd WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 5  
  28/03/1970 Barbarians WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 28 - 30  
  30/03/1970 Harlequins WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 19 - 11  
  11/04/1970 Ebbw Vale WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 16 - 0  
  14/04/1970 Bristol Bears WI 3 0 0 0 9 W 24 - 11  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  05/09/1970 South Wales Police WI 2 0 0 0 6 W 21 - 10  
  09/09/1970 Bristol Bears WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 5  
  16/09/1970 Ebbw Vale WI 1 0 0 0 3 L 11 - 19  
  19/09/1970 Coventry WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 12  
  23/09/1970 Pontypool WI 3 0 0 0 9 W 26 - 3  
  31/10/1970 WRU President's XV WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 8  
  26/12/1970 Liverpool WI 2 0 0 0 6 W 18 - 3  
  28/12/1970 Bath Rugby WI 2 0 0 0 6 W 26 - 11  
  20/03/1971 Swansea WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 20 - 11  
  10/04/1971 Barbarians WI 1 0 0 0 3 L 9 - 11  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  04/12/1971 Swansea WI 2 0 0 0 8 W 38 - 6  
  18/12/1971 London Welsh WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 23 - 4  
  27/12/1971 Liverpool WI 2 0 0 0 8 W 17 - 6  
  10/02/1972 Bristol Bears WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 12 - 15  
  26/02/1972 Scarlets WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 3  
  15/03/1972 Bridgend Ravens WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 6  
  01/04/1972 Barbarians WI 1 0 0 0 4 W 43 - 10  
  17/04/1972 Neath WI 2 0 0 0 8 W 17 - 13  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  16/09/1972 Coventry WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 18 - 19  
  28/10/1972 Pontypool WI 1 0 0 0 4 W 37 - 10  
  04/11/1972 New Zealand WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 4 - 20  
  08/11/1972 Newport WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 24 - 3  
  25/11/1972 Scarlets WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 7  
  16/12/1972 London Welsh WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 13 - 20  
  13/01/1973 Coventry WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 13  
  09/02/1973 Bristol Bears WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 10 - 9  
  17/02/1973 Newport WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 10  
  24/02/1973 Blaina WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 24 - 3  
  Team P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  Wales 10 8 0 2 5 0 0 0 19  
  British and Irish Lions 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0  

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