John O'Shea (rugby player)
|Full name||John Patrick O'Shea|
|Date of birth||2 June 1940|
|Place of birth||Western-Super-Mare, England|
|School||Lewis School Pengam|
|Rugby union career|
|Years||Club / team|
|Years||Club / team||Caps||(points)|
O'Shea was selected for the 1968 British Lions tour to South Africa and played in the first international against South Africa. In the match against Eastern Transvaal at Springs he became the first Lion ever to be sent off for foul play, after throwing a punch.
He played club rugby for Cardiff.
He is currently living in Australia.
- Griffiths, John (1987). The Phoenix Book of International Rugby Records. London: J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd. pp. 12:32. ISBN 0-460-07003-7.
- Griffiths, page 4:37
- Thomas, Clem; updated by Thomas, Greg (2001). The History of The British and Irish Lions. Mainstream Books. p. 145. ISBN 1-84018-498-1. Cite uses deprecated parameter
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