John Ashworth (rugby union)

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John Ashworth
Birth nameJohn Colin Ashworth
Date of birth (1949-10-15) 15 October 1949 (age 69)
Place of birthWaikari, New Zealand
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight107 kg (236 lb)
SchoolRiccarton High School
Notable relative(s)Brodie Retallick (nephew)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Prop
All Black No. 776
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
Hawke's Bay

National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1977–85 New Zealand 24 (4)

John Colin Ashworth (born 15 October 1949) is a New Zealand former rugby union player. A prop, Ashworth represented Canterbury and, briefly, Hawke's Bay at a provincial level, and was a member of the New Zealand national side, the All Blacks, from 1977 to 1985. He played 52 matches for the All Blacks including 24 internationals.[1]


  1. ^ Knight, Lindsay. "John Ashworth". New Zealand Rugby Union. Retrieved 10 October 2014.