Barry John, rugby legend and ‘the King’ of Welsh fly-halves, dies aged 79
2024/04/01

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Barry John, the Wales and Lions fly-half, passed away at the age of 79. His death came shortly after the death of another Welsh rugby legend, JPR Williams. John's departure occurred hours after Wales' dramatic comeback in their Six Nations defeat to Scotland. Fondly known as "the King", John was hailed as one of the greatest fly-halves in the history of Welsh rugby. He excelled on the victorious Lions tour of New Zealand in 1971 and left a lasting legacy in the sport. John's death marks another significant loss for Welsh rugby.

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