Player Archive - B. John

B. John player photo.
  • Country: Wales Wales
  • Points Scored: 3
Barry John was born in Cefneithin on 6 January 1945 and educated at Gwendraeth Grammar School and Trinity College,Carmarthen where he qualified as a teacher. Initially a fly-half for Llanelli,from where he won the first of his 25 caps against Australia in 1966, he joined Cardiff the following season and went on to score 90 points,including eight drop goals, for Wales. Injury forced him to drop out of the 1968 British Isles' tour to South Africa after four matches, including the first test, but three years later he rewrote the scoring record books on the Lions' tour to Australasia. In 17 appearances, including four tests against New Zealand, he scored 188 points. Less than a year later he retird from playing at the age of 27. He played for the Barbarians, in partnership with Gareth Edwards, against New Zealand in 1967 and South Africa in 1970.

Games Played

Date Opponent Points    
26 December 1970 Leicester Tigers 0 Full Squad Match Images
31 January 1970 South Africa XV (non-cap) 0 Full Squad Match Images
02 December 1969 Oxford University 0 Full Squad Match Images
16 December 1967 New Zealand XV (non-cap) 0 Full Squad Match Images
02 March 1967 East Midlands 3 Full Squad Match Images