John Devereux (rugby)

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John Devereux
Personal information
Full name John Anthony Devereux
Date of birth (1966-03-30)30 March 1966
Place of birth Pontycymer, Bridgend, Wales
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight 15 st 4 lb (97 kg)
University(s) UWIC (formerly SGIHE)
Club information
Position(s) Wing,Centre
Current club Retired
Senior clubs*
Years Club Apps (points)
____ ‐ 89
1989 ‐ 96
1993
1997 ‐ 99
1999 ‐ 02
Bridgend RFC
Widnes
Manly Sea Eagles
Sale Sharks
Bridgend RFC
Pontypool RFC
Maesteg RFC
Bridgend Blue Bulls


15 (12)
8 (0)
Representative teams
1986 ‐ 89
1989
Wales RU
British and Irish Lions
Great Britain
Wales RL
21 (20)
0 (0)
10
6
* Professional club appearances and points
counted for domestic first grade only.

John Anthony Devereux (30 March 1966)[1] is a Welsh former dual-code rugby football international. In 1989 he toured with the British and Irish Lions and at the time played club rugby union for Bridgend. He also played rugby league with Widnes in England and the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles in Australia, achieving representative selection for the Great Britain and Wales national rugby league teams. After retiring from playing he became head coach of the Wales rugby league team.

Devereaux also made an appearance for the British and Irish Lions against a Rest of the World XV in 1986.

John Devereux won caps for Wales (RL) while at Widnes, and unattached 1991…2000 10(12?)-caps + 2-caps (sub) 2(3?)-tries 1-goal 10(14?)-points. He was selected to go on the 1992 Great Britain Lions tour of Australia and New Zealand. Also in 1992 Devereux played from the bench in Great Britain's loss to Australia in the World Cup final at Wembley.

Devereux currently lives in Bridgend, Wales with his wife and two daughters

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