Barry John

Barry John

Position: Flyhalf

Date Of Birth 06/01/1945 (72)
Place Of Birth Cefneithin
Height 175cm / 5' 9"
Weight 75kg / 11st 11lbs

Barry John (the king) began his rugby career as a schoolboy playing for his local team Cefneithen RFC, he then joined Llanelli in 1964. He left in 1967 to join Cardiff and formed a partnership with Gareth Edwards that become on of the most famous half back
pairing in the world.

He won 25 caps for Wales and 5 for the British and Irish Lions
John retired from rugby at the age of 27.

Playing Summary
  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  

Click on a season for a match by match breakdown.

  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  02/09/1967 Headingley FH 0 0 0 0 0 W 31 - 6  
  06/09/1967 Neath FH 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 6  
  09/09/1967 London Welsh FH 2 0 0 1 9 W 27 - 12  
  13/09/1967 Bristol Rugby FH 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 9  
  16/09/1967 Coventry FH 1 0 0 1 6 W 27 - 8  
  23/09/1967 Torquay FH 1 0 0 0 3 W 57 - 3  
  27/09/1967 Pontypool FH 2 0 0 1 9 W 25 - 9  
  11/10/1967 Bridgend Ravens FH 0 0 0 2 6 W 6 - 3  
  14/10/1967 Northampton Saints FH 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 0  
  18/10/1967 Cooptimists FH 1 0 0 0 3 W 29 - 6  
  21/10/1967 Torquay FH 1 0 0 0 3 W 20 - 12  
  25/10/1967 Newport FH 0 0 0 0 0 D 8 - 8  
  04/11/1967 Oxford University FH 0 0 0 1 3 W 14 - 6  
  15/11/1967 Ebbw Vale FH 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 3  
  22/11/1967 Bridgend Ravens FH 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 0  
  25/11/1967 Scarlets FH 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 11  
  29/11/1967 Cambridge University FH 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 9  
  02/12/1967 Swansea FH 0 0 0 1 3 W 14 - 3  
  26/12/1967 Liverpool FH 1 0 0 0 3 W 29 - 3  
  27/12/1967 UAU FH 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 0  
  30/12/1967 Gloucester Rugby FH 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 6  
  27/01/1968 Aberavon FH 0 0 0 1 3 W 17 - 3  
  17/02/1968 Newport FH 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 3  
  21/02/1968 Bridgend Ravens FH 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  24/02/1968 Scarlets FH 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 6  
  02/03/1968 Newport FH 0 0 0 0 0 W 26 - 3  
  03/04/1968 Coventry FH 0 0 0 1 3 W 6 - 3  
  06/04/1968 Newbridge FH 0 0 1 0 3 L 3 - 13  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  26/10/1968 Glamorgan Police FH 1 0 0 1 6 W 46 - 17  
  11/12/1968 University of Cape Town FH 0 0 0 1 3 W 11 - 6  
  21/12/1968 Gala FH 0 0 0 0 0 W 25 - 3  
  26/12/1968 Liverpool FH 0 0 0 1 3 W 12 - 5  
  01/01/1969 Gala FH 2 0 0 0 6 W 9 - 6  
  02/01/1969 Watsonians FH 0 1 2 0 8 W 20 - 3  
  11/01/1969 Coventry FH 0 0 0 0 0 L 11 - 14  
  25/01/1969 Aberavon FH 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 6  
  21/02/1969 Scarlets FH 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 0  
  01/03/1969 Newport FH 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 6  
  15/03/1969 Swansea FH 1 1 1 0 8 W 27 - 11  
  05/04/1969 Barbarians FH 0 0 1 0 3 W 20 - 16  
  07/04/1969 Harlequins FH 1 0 0 0 3 W 22 - 15  
  16/04/1969 Newport FH 0 0 0 0 0 D 9 - 9  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  04/10/1969 Newport FH 0 0 0 1 3 W 8 - 0  
  11/10/1969 Northampton Saints FH 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 9  
  18/10/1969 Newbridge FH 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 14  
  01/11/1969 Oxford University FH 1 0 0 0 3 L 9 - 13  
  08/11/1969 Newport FH 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  22/11/1969 Scarlets FH 0 0 0 0 0 D 6 - 6  
  10/01/1970 Coventry FH 0 0 0 1 3 W 24 - 11  
  17/01/1970 Scarlets FH 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  21/02/1970 Newport FH 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 3  
  07/03/1970 Newport FH 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 3  
  18/03/1970 Penarth FH 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 6  
  21/03/1970 Swansea FH 0 0 0 1 3 W 6 - 3  
  30/03/1970 Harlequins FH 1 0 0 1 6 W 19 - 11  
  14/04/1970 Bristol Rugby FH 0 0 0 0 0 W 24 - 11  
  15/04/1970 Chepstow FB 1 2 1 0 10 W 44 - 18  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  05/09/1970 South Wales Police FH 1 0 0 0 3 W 21 - 10  
  09/09/1970 Bristol Rugby FH 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 5  
  12/09/1970 London Welsh FH 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 3  
  16/09/1970 Ebbw Vale FH 0 0 0 0 0 L 11 - 19  
  19/09/1970 Coventry FH 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 12  
  26/09/1970 Aberavon FH 0 0 1 1 6 W 12 - 11  
  10/10/1970 Northampton Saints FH 0 0 0 1 3 L 3 - 14  
  24/10/1970 Newbridge FH 0 3 3 0 15 W 33 - 6  
  28/10/1970 Maesteg FH 1 0 0 1 6 L 9 - 16  
  31/10/1970 WRU President's XV FH 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 8  
  07/11/1970 Oxford University FH 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  14/11/1970 Newport FH 0 0 1 0 3 L 3 - 6  
  21/11/1970 Wasps FH 1 2 1 0 10 W 37 - 10  
  28/11/1970 Scarlets FH 0 0 0 4 12 W 12 - 9  
  05/12/1970 Swansea FH 0 1 0 0 2 L 5 - 13  
  19/12/1970 St Luke's College, Exeter FH 1 0 0 0 3 W 30 - 8  
  09/01/1971 Coventry FH 0 1 4 0 14 W 20 - 15  
  23/01/1971 Bridgend Ravens FH 0 1 1 0 5 W 11 - 3  
  20/02/1971 Newport FH 0 1 3 0 11 W 17 - 9  
  26/02/1971 Scarlets FH 0 0 0 1 3 D 6 - 6  
  06/03/1971 Newport FH 1 2 1 0 10 W 13 - 8  
  20/03/1971 Swansea FH 0 1 1 1 8 W 20 - 11  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  04/12/1971 Swansea FH 0 1 4 0 14 W 38 - 6  
  11/12/1971 Harlequins FH 0 2 0 1 7 W 19 - 12  
  18/12/1971 London Welsh FH 0 1 2 1 11 W 23 - 4  
  27/12/1971 Liverpool FH 0 1 1 0 5 W 17 - 6  
  08/01/1972 Coventry FH 1 1 3 1 18 W 22 - 15  
  10/02/1972 Bristol Rugby FH 0 1 1 1 8 L 12 - 15  
  19/02/1972 Newport FH 0 1 1 0 5 W 17 - 4  
  26/02/1972 Scarlets FH 0 2 1 0 7 W 19 - 3  
  04/03/1972 Newport FH 1 0 2 1 13 W 25 - 6  
  11/03/1972 Cardiff College of Education FH 0 0 1 0 3 W 7 - 6  
  15/03/1972 Bridgend Ravens FH 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 6  
  01/04/1972 Barbarians FH 0 6 1 0 15 W 43 - 10  
  12/04/1972 Neath FH 0 0 3 0 9 L 9 - 16  
  22/04/1972 Newbridge FH 0 1 1 0 5 W 13 - 11  
  Team P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  Wales 25 14 3 8 5 6 13 8 90  
  British and Irish Lions 5 2 1 2 1 3 5 2 30  
Clubs: - Cardiff - Cefneithin - Pontyberem -
Education: - Gwendraeth Grammar School - Trinity College, Carmarthen -
Region: - Scarlets -
Invitational: - Barbarians -
Honours: - British and Irish Lions - East Wales - Wales -

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