Barry John, born on January 6, 1945, in Cefneithin, United Kingdom, was a distinguished Welsh rugby union fly-half, active during the amateur era of the sport in the 1960s and early 1970s.
Unfortunately, he passed away on February 4, 2024, at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff, United Kingdom, at the age of 79. Get to know more about his children as we delve into his private life.
Barry John Children: Meet All His 4 Kids
Barry John’s four children are Kathryn, Lucy, Anna, and David. Janet Talfan Davies is their mother. The couple had been married since September 28, 1969, until Barry’s passing on February 4, 2024.
John commenced his rugby journey as a schoolboy, representing his local team Cefneithin RFC, and later transitioning to the esteemed West Wales team Llanelli RFC in 1964.
In 1971, the Wales national team entered what is often referred to as their second ‘Golden Age,’ boasting a squad abundant in experience and talent. John played a crucial role in the team’s victory in the 1971 Five Nations Championship, marking Wales’ first Grand Slam win since 1952.
His reputation as one of the sport’s finest players was solidified during the British Lions’ triumphant tour of New Zealand in 1971. Throughout the tour, John participated in all four Tests, showcasing exceptional rugby skills and emerging as the top Test scorer for the Lions.
Accumulating 25 caps for the Wales national team and five for the British Lions, John, with remarkable balance in his running and precise kicking, earned recognition as one of the premier players of the modern era.
Despite achieving the status of Wales’ highest points scorer, he chose to retire from rugby at the age of 27, attributing his decision to the pressures of fame and the expectations surrounding him.