John James

John James

Position: Back Row

John James was a back-row forward who joined Cardiff after coming down from Cambridge. He played for Cardiff 1967/68 - 1973/74 and appointed Captain for 1971/72 season.


He was most unfortunate to sustain a seriously poison thumb which prevented him from fulfilling the captaincy role. He was a Veterinary Surgeon.

Playing Summary
  Season P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  1967/1968 12 10 1 1 2 0 0 0 6  
  1968/1969 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0  
  1969/1970 17 13 1 3 4 0 0 0 12  
  1970/1971 9 8 0 1 5 0 0 0 16  
  1971/1972 7 5 0 2 3 0 0 0 12  
  1972/1973 8 6 1 1 2 0 0 0 8  
  1973/1974 11 7 1 3 0 0 0 0 0  
  Total 65 50 4 11 16 0 0 0 54  

Click on a season for a match by match breakdown.

  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  13/09/1967 Bristol Rugby FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 9  
  16/09/1967 Coventry FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 27 - 8  
  20/09/1967 Gloucester Rugby FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 20 - 9  
  23/09/1967 Torquay FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 57 - 3  
  27/09/1967 Pontypool FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 25 - 9  
  30/09/1967 Aberavon FL 0 0 0 0 0 D 5 - 5  
  07/10/1967 Newport FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 11  
  11/10/1967 Bridgend Ravens FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  14/10/1967 Northampton Saints FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 0  
  18/10/1967 Cooptimists FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 29 - 6  
  04/11/1967 Oxford University FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 6  
  27/12/1967 UAU FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 0  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  22/03/1969 Penarth FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 3  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  01/10/1969 Pontypool N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 11  
  04/10/1969 Newport N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 0  
  15/11/1969 Wasps N8 1 0 0 0 3 W 25 - 13  
  22/11/1969 Scarlets N8 0 0 0 0 0 D 6 - 6  
  29/11/1969 Pontypool N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 28 - 5  
  06/12/1969 Swansea N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 5  
  13/12/1969 South Africa N8 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 17  
  18/03/1970 Penarth N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 6  
  21/03/1970 Swansea N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  28/03/1970 Barbarians N8 0 0 0 0 0 L 28 - 30  
  30/03/1970 Harlequins FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 11  
  08/04/1970 Bridgend Ravens N8 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 14  
  11/04/1970 Ebbw Vale N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 0  
  14/04/1970 Bristol Rugby N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 24 - 11  
  18/04/1970 Paignton N8 2 0 0 0 6 W 41 - 8  
  20/04/1970 Exeter Chiefs N8 1 0 0 0 3 W 14 - 6  
  21/04/1970 Newton Abbot N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 18 - 8  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  05/09/1970 South Wales Police N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 10  
  09/09/1970 Bristol Rugby N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 5  
  12/09/1970 London Welsh N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 3  
  19/09/1970 Coventry N8 1 0 0 0 4 W 14 - 12  
  11/11/1970 Province D' Auvergne N8 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 41  
  17/03/1971 Pontypridd FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 0  
  12/04/1971 Harlequins FL 2 0 0 0 6 W 37 - 16  
  17/04/1971 Penzance & Newlyn FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 29 - 6  
  28/04/1971 Aberavon FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 36 - 11  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  04/02/1972 Heriot's FP FL 1 0 0 0 4 L 8 - 9  
  10/02/1972 Bristol Rugby FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 12 - 15  
  13/05/1972 Mashonaland FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 13  
  17/05/1972 Goshawks FL 1 0 0 0 4 W 44 - 13  
  20/05/1972 Midlands N8 1 0 0 0 4 W 60 - 9  
  22/05/1972 Matabeleland FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 74 - 3  
  27/05/1972 Rhodesia FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 24 - 6  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  11/11/1972 Province D' Auvergne FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 36  
  13/12/1972 Mountain Ash FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 0  
  26/12/1972 Pontypridd FL 1 0 0 0 4 W 29 - 0  
  27/12/1972 Watsonians FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 30 - 4  
  14/03/1973 Swansea FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 8  
  31/03/1973 Newbridge FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 23 - 7  
  07/04/1973 Gloucester Rugby FL 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  23/04/1973 Harlequins FL 1 0 0 0 4 W 28 - 10  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  01/09/1973 Cognac N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 56 - 0  
  22/09/1973 Neath FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 7  
  16/10/1973 Ebbw Vale FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 3  
  20/10/1973 Cambridge University FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 3  
  31/10/1973 Bridgend Ravens FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 11 - 13  
  03/11/1973 Oxford University FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 8  
  11/11/1973 Province D' Auvergne FL 0 0 0 0 0 D 10 - 10  
  24/11/1973 Scarlets FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 26  
  27/12/1973 Watsonians FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 12  
  20/03/1974 Bridgend Ravens FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 7 - 13  
  22/04/1974 Maesteg N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 12  
  Team P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
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