John O'Shea

John O'Shea

Position: Prop

Date Of Birth 02/06/1940 (77)
Place Of Birth Weston-Super-Mare
Height 180cm / 5' 11"
Weight 97kg / 15st 3lbs

John Patrick O'Shea was born in Somerset and educated in Monmouthshire
He played 213 games for the club between 1963/64 and 1969/70,scoring 18 tries.
John represented the Barbarians in May 1969 against Rhodesia.

He gained only five Welsh caps, making his debut  in 1967 against Scotland, but the Lions recognised his qualities when the took him on tour. In South Africa he played eight games, including the first test. A year later he returned there with the Barbarians.
 

Playing Summary
  Season P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  1963/1964 37 29 2 6 3 0 0 0 9  
  1964/1965 32 19 4 9 3 0 0 0 9  
  1965/1966 44 33 3 8 2 0 0 0 6  
  1966/1967 35 26 2 7 4 0 0 0 12  
  1967/1968 29 21 1 7 4 0 0 0 12  
  1968/1969 11 9 1 1 1 0 0 0 3  
  1969/1970 25 17 3 5 2 0 0 0 6  
  Total 213 154 16 43 19 0 0 0 57  

Click on a season for a match by match breakdown.

  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  07/09/1963 Ebbw Vale PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 6  
  11/09/1963 Bridgend Ravens PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 8  
  14/09/1963 London Welsh PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 11 - 14  
  18/09/1963 Penarth PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 24 - 6  
  25/09/1963 Pontypool PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 23 - 6  
  28/09/1963 Aberavon PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 6  
  02/10/1963 Penarth PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 31 - 12  
  05/10/1963 Newport PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 6  
  09/10/1963 Mid District PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 25 - 5  
  12/10/1963 Northampton Saints PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 6  
  16/11/1963 Wasps PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 3  
  30/11/1963 Neath PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 17  
  07/12/1963 Swansea PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 8  
  26/12/1963 Welsh Academicals PR 1 0 0 0 3 W 24 - 3  
  27/12/1963 Watsonians PR 1 0 0 0 3 W 31 - 6  
  28/12/1963 Gloucester Rugby PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 3  
  04/01/1964 Newbridge PR 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  11/01/1964 Coventry PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 6  
  18/01/1964 London Welsh PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 3  
  25/01/1964 Aberavon PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 10 - 3  
  08/02/1964 Bristol Rugby PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 5  
  17/02/1964 Newport PR 1 0 0 0 3 W 8 - 5  
  22/02/1964 Scarlets PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 3  
  29/02/1964 Bristol Rugby PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 5  
  06/03/1964 Ebbw Vale PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 3  
  14/03/1964 Maesteg PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 8  
  28/03/1964 Barbarians PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 3  
  30/03/1964 Harlequins PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 0  
  31/03/1964 Swansea PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 0  
  04/04/1964 Torquay PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 3  
  06/04/1964 Newton Abbot PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 3  
  07/04/1964 Royal Navy PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 6  
  11/04/1964 Gloucester Rugby PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 6  
  15/04/1964 Bridgend Ravens PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 3  
  18/04/1964 Neath PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 11  
  23/04/1964 Pontypool PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 10 - 3  
  29/04/1964 Newport PR 0 0 0 0 0 D 11 - 11  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  12/10/1964 Aberavon PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 - 0  
  17/10/1964 Cambridge University PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 11  
  24/10/1964 Neath PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 13  
  31/10/1964 Bridgend Ravens PR 0 0 0 0 0 D 6 - 6  
  02/11/1964 Maesteg PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 24 - 9  
  07/11/1964 Oxford University PR 1 0 0 0 3 W 19 - 0  
  11/11/1964 Ebbw Vale PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 6  
  14/11/1964 Newport PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 13 - 15  
  21/11/1964 Wasps PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 - 0  
  28/11/1964 Scarlets PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 3  
  02/12/1964 Bridgend Ravens PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 3  
  12/12/1964 Harlequins PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 11 - 13  
  19/12/1964 Ebbw Vale PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 6  
  30/01/1965 Aberavon PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 24 - 3  
  02/02/1965 Cross Keys PR 1 0 0 0 3 W 29 - 8  
  13/02/1965 Bristol Rugby PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 16  
  20/02/1965 Newport PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 0  
  26/02/1965 Scarlets PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 6  
  09/03/1965 Swansea PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 8 - 12  
  18/03/1965 St Luke's College, Exeter PR 0 0 0 0 0 D 6 - 6  
  27/03/1965 London Welsh PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 6  
  30/03/1965 Scarlets PR 0 0 0 0 0 D 5 - 5  
  01/04/1965 Scarlets PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 8  
  03/04/1965 Gloucester Rugby PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 23  
  07/04/1965 Bridgend Ravens PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 - 0  
  10/04/1965 Abertillery PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 0  
  14/04/1965 Pontypool PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 9  
  17/04/1965 Barbarians PR 1 0 0 0 3 L 11 - 14  
  19/04/1965 Harlequins PR 0 0 0 0 0 D 8 - 8  
  24/04/1965 Liverpool PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 20  
  26/04/1965 Waterloo PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 6  
  27/04/1965 Chester PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 0  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  01/09/1965 Cardiff & District PR 1 0 0 0 3 W 28 - 5  
  04/09/1965 Penarth PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 41 - 3  
  08/09/1965 Gloucester Rugby PR 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  11/09/1965 Old Rugby Roma PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 3  
  15/09/1965 Bristol Rugby PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 - 0  
  18/09/1965 Coventry PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 9  
  22/09/1965 Abertillery PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 20 - 5  
  25/09/1965 Aberavon PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 5  
  29/09/1965 Bridgend Ravens PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 3  
  02/10/1965 Newport PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 8  
  09/10/1965 Northampton Saints PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 3  
  16/10/1965 Neath PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  20/10/1965 Cooptimists PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 3  
  23/10/1965 Cambridge University PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 11 - 17  
  30/10/1965 Ebbw Vale PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 0  
  06/11/1965 Oxford University PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 9  
  13/11/1965 Newport PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 3  
  15/11/1965 Cross Keys PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 0  
  20/11/1965 Pontypool PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 36 - 8  
  27/11/1965 Scarlets PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 6  
  04/12/1965 Swansea PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 3  
  11/12/1965 Harlequins PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 0  
  27/12/1965 Liverpool PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 3  
  28/12/1965 Watsonians PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 43 - 3  
  08/01/1966 Coventry PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 5  
  15/01/1966 London Welsh PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 3  
  22/01/1966 Gloucester Rugby PR 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  29/01/1966 Aberavon PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 5 - 0  
  10/02/1966 Bridgend Ravens PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 5 - 11  
  12/02/1966 Bristol Rugby PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 27 - 0  
  19/02/1966 Newport PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 8  
  26/02/1966 Scarlets PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 3  
  05/03/1966 St Luke's College, Exeter PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 5  
  09/03/1966 Neath PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 5 - 6  
  12/03/1966 Glamorgan Wanderers PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 18 - 3  
  19/03/1966 Swansea PR 1 0 0 0 3 W 6 - 5  
  30/03/1966 Penarth PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 0  
  02/04/1966 Ebbw Vale PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 - 0  
  09/04/1966 Barbarians PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 3  
  11/04/1966 Harlequins PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 6  
  16/04/1966 Liverpool PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 6  
  18/04/1966 New Brighton PR 0 0 0 0 0 D 0 - 0  
  19/04/1966 Chester PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 0  
  28/04/1966 Pontypool PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 3  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  01/09/1966 Cardiff & District PR 1 0 0 0 3 W 35 - 0  
  03/09/1966 West Germany PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 41 - 3  
  07/09/1966 Pontypool PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 29 - 3  
  10/09/1966 London Welsh PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 5  
  14/09/1966 Bristol Rugby PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 11  
  17/09/1966 Coventry PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 24 - 6  
  21/09/1966 Bridgend Ravens PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 14 - 16  
  08/10/1966 Northampton Saints PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  15/10/1966 Cambridge University PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  29/10/1966 Bristol Rugby PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 8  
  05/11/1966 Australia PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 8  
  09/11/1966 Oxford University PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 8  
  14/11/1966 Newport PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 8  
  19/11/1966 Wasps PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 5  
  26/11/1966 Scarlets PR 1 0 0 0 3 W 22 - 14  
  02/12/1966 Swansea PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 12  
  07/12/1966 Cross Keys PR 1 0 0 0 3 W 17 - 6  
  10/12/1966 Harlequins PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 0  
  17/12/1966 Neath PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 6  
  26/12/1966 Liverpool PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 6  
  31/12/1966 London Welsh PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 0  
  14/01/1967 Coventry PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 10 - 12  
  06/02/1967 Neath PR 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  18/02/1967 Newport PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 17  
  25/02/1967 Scarlets PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 5 - 3  
  04/03/1967 Newport PR 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  18/03/1967 Swansea PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 13  
  25/03/1967 Barbarians PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 5  
  01/04/1967 Gloucester Rugby PR 1 0 0 0 3 W 25 - 6  
  05/04/1967 Penarth PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 28 - 5  
  19/04/1967 Bridgend Ravens PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 3  
  10/05/1967 North West Cape PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 23 - 12  
  13/05/1967 Eastern Province Kings PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 34 - 9  
  17/05/1967 Southern Universities PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 11 - 14  
  20/05/1967 Northern Transvaal PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 5 - 25  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  02/09/1967 Headingley PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 31 - 6  
  06/09/1967 Neath PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 6  
  09/09/1967 London Welsh PR 2 0 0 0 6 W 27 - 12  
  13/09/1967 Bristol Rugby PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 9  
  16/09/1967 Coventry PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 27 - 8  
  20/09/1967 Gloucester Rugby PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 20 - 9  
  07/10/1967 Newport PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 11  
  11/10/1967 Bridgend Ravens PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  14/10/1967 Northampton Saints PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 0  
  18/10/1967 Cooptimists PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 29 - 6  
  21/10/1967 Torquay PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 20 - 12  
  25/10/1967 Newport PR 0 0 0 0 0 D 8 - 8  
  30/10/1967 Cross Keys PR 1 0 0 0 3 W 9 - 0  
  04/11/1967 Oxford University PR 1 0 0 0 3 W 14 - 6  
  15/11/1967 Ebbw Vale PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 3  
  18/11/1967 Wasps PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 20 - 9  
  22/11/1967 Bridgend Ravens PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 0  
  25/11/1967 Scarlets PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 11  
  29/11/1967 Cambridge University PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 9  
  16/12/1967 Neath PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 16  
  30/12/1967 Gloucester Rugby PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 6  
  20/01/1968 London Welsh PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 14  
  27/01/1968 Aberavon PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 3  
  09/02/1968 Bristol Rugby PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 0  
  17/02/1968 Newport PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 3  
  21/02/1968 Bridgend Ravens PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  24/02/1968 Scarlets PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 6  
  02/03/1968 Newport PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 26 - 3  
  16/03/1968 Swansea PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 12  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  26/10/1968 Glamorgan Police PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 46 - 17  
  11/11/1968 Province D' Auvergne PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 20 - 6  
  30/11/1968 Ebbw Vale PR 0 0 0 0 0 D 6 - 6  
  26/12/1968 Liverpool PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 5  
  11/01/1969 Coventry PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 11 - 14  
  01/02/1969 Pontypridd PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 3  
  08/02/1969 Bristol Rugby PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 6  
  29/03/1969 Headingley PR 1 0 0 0 3 W 14 - 11  
  05/04/1969 Barbarians PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 20 - 16  
  14/04/1969 Bridgend Ravens PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 10 - 6  
  22/04/1969 Chester PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 10 - 3  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  30/08/1969 British Police PR 1 0 0 0 3 W 20 - 6  
  01/09/1969 Glamorgan Wanderers PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 15  
  03/09/1969 Gloucester Rugby PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 3  
  10/09/1969 Bristol Rugby PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 11  
  13/09/1969 London Welsh PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 0  
  17/09/1969 Bridgend Ravens PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 6  
  20/09/1969 Coventry PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 5 - 13  
  18/10/1969 Newbridge PR 1 0 0 0 3 W 22 - 14  
  25/10/1969 Cambridge University PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 25 - 8  
  01/11/1969 Oxford University PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 13  
  08/11/1969 Newport PR 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  15/11/1969 Wasps PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 25 - 13  
  22/11/1969 Scarlets PR 0 0 0 0 0 D 6 - 6  
  29/11/1969 Pontypool PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 28 - 5  
  06/12/1969 Swansea PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 5  
  13/12/1969 South Africa PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 17  
  15/12/1969 Nuneaton PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 6  
  29/12/1969 UAU PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 9  
  10/01/1970 Coventry PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 24 - 11  
  17/01/1970 Scarlets PR 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  21/02/1970 Newport PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 3  
  28/02/1970 London Welsh PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 14  
  07/03/1970 Newport PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 3  
  28/03/1970 Barbarians PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 28 - 30  
  20/04/1970 Exeter Chiefs PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 6  
  Team P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  Wales 5 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 0  
  British and Irish Lions 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0  
Clubs: - Cardiff - Newbridge -
Education: - St Luke's College, Exeter - Lewis Boys School, Pengam -
Region: - Cornwall - Monmouthshire -
Invitational: - Barbarians -
Honours: - British and Irish Lions - East Wales - Wales - Wales Schools - Wales U23 -

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