Rugby legend Barry John passes away at 79

Posted : 05 February 2024

Welsh rugby legend Barry John, nicknamed 'The King', dies in hospital aged  79 - LBC

Barry John, the iconic former Cardiff, Wales, and British and Irish Lions fly-half, has died at the age of 79.

With a remarkable career that included 25 internationals for Wales and a pivotal role in the Lions' historic 1971 win over the All Blacks, John's legacy is celebrated in the rugby world.
His contributions were instrumental in Wales securing three Five Nations titles, a Grand Slam, and two Triple Crowns during his time on the international stage, making him a beloved figure in the sport.


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