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 UWIC (formerly SGIHE)
Club information
Position Wing,Centre
Current club Retired
Senior clubs*
Years Club Apps (points)
____ ‐ 89
1989 ‐ 96
1997 ‐ 99
1999 ‐ 02
Bridgend RFC
Manly Sea Eagles
Sale Sharks
Bridgend RFC
Pontypool RFC
Maesteg RFC
Bridgend Blue Bulls

15 (12)
8 (0)
Representative teams
1986 ‐ 89
Wales RU
British and Irish Lions
Great Britain
Wales RL
21 (20)
0 (0)
* 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.

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

Devereux was as an Interchange/Substitute in Widnes's 24-18 victory over Salford in the 1990 Lancashire Cup final during the 1990–91 season at Central Park, Wigan on Saturday 29 September 1990.

Devereux played Right-Wing, i.e. number 2, in Widnes' 24-0 victory over Leeds in the 1991–92 Regal Trophy final during the 1991–92 season at Central Park, Wigan on Saturday 11 January 1992.

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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