John Anthony

John Anthony

Position: Fullback

Date Of Birth 22/10/1944 (73)
Place Of Birth Machen
Height 190cm / 6' 3"
Weight 86kg / 13st 7lbs

Born Machen. Played for Pontywaun, Bassaleg Schools. Swansea University and Cross Keys. Newport debut 4 Sept 1965 vs Abertillery (H). Captained Newport to beat 1969 Springboks 11-6. Kicked 1c,1p in his proudest moment . Scored 165 pts (11t) in then record 720pts for 1969/70. (Laurie Daniel scored 166pts -1st time that 2 players had scored >150pts in season). Final Welsh trialist in 1968/9 (opp JPR Williams). Cambridge Blue 1967 (playing against Bob Phillips also of Newport), Monmouthshire, Crawshays, Welsh Universities. Left Newport in 1971/2.  Ended career with Stourbridge and played for North Midlands. Turned out for Solihull and once scored 39 pts at age of 38. Brother Brian played for Cross Keys and Newport (1 app in 1962/3 kicking 1c).

Newport RFC record : 1965-72 : 252 app / 35t / 114c / 56p / 2dg = 514pts.

Playing Summary
  Season P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  1965/1966 40 26 4 10 0 33 13 0 105  
  1966/1967 40 23 6 11 4 14 4 0 52  
  1967/1968 30 21 1 8 0 12 6 1 45  
  1968/1969 31 27 1 3 6 12 4 0 54  
  1969/1970 45 27 1 17 11 39 17 1 165  
  1970/1971 34 20 2 12 7 1 0 0 23  
  1971/1972 32 20 1 11 7 3 12 0 70  
  Total 252 164 16 72 35 114 56 2 514  

Click on a season for a match by match breakdown.

  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  04/09/1965 Abertillery FB 0 0 1 0 3 W 9 - 0  
  06/09/1965 Newbridge FB 0 0 4 0 12 W 12 - 8  
  11/09/1965 Bristol Rugby FB 0 2 0 0 4 L 10 - 16  
  15/09/1965 Pontypool FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 9  
  18/09/1965 Neath FB 0 1 0 0 2 L 5 - 12  
  25/09/1965 Swansea FB 0 0 0 0 0 D 6 - 6  
  02/10/1965 Cardiff FB 0 1 1 0 5 L 8 - 17  
  04/10/1965 Penarth FB 0 1 1 0 5 W 23 - 8  
  09/10/1965 Blackheath FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 6  
  16/10/1965 Gloucester Rugby FB 0 0 0 0 0 L 13 - 14  
  23/10/1965 Wasps FB 0 2 1 0 7 W 16 - 11  
  27/10/1965 Ebbw Vale FB 0 2 1 0 7 W 16 - 3  
  30/10/1965 Scarlets FB 0 0 1 0 3 W 12 - 11  
  06/11/1965 Penarth FB 0 4 0 0 8 W 41 - 6  
  13/11/1965 Cardiff FB 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 11  
  20/11/1965 Cambridge University FB 0 1 0 0 2 L 5 - 6  
  27/11/1965 London Welsh FB 0 3 0 0 6 W 24 - 3  
  04/12/1965 Bristol Rugby FB 0 2 0 0 4 W 16 - 0  
  13/12/1965 Aberavon FB 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 3  
  27/12/1965 Watsonians FB 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 8  
  03/01/1966 Bridgend Ravens FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 0  
  08/01/1966 Swansea FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  22/01/1966 Scarlets FB 0 0 0 0 0 D 6 - 6  
  29/01/1966 Neath FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 5 - 3  
  07/02/1966 Bridgend Ravens FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 - 0  
  17/02/1966 RAF FB 0 1 0 0 2 W 11 - 3  
  19/02/1966 Cardiff FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 0  
  26/02/1966 Blackheath FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 8  
  02/03/1966 Harlequins FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 3  
  05/03/1966 Hawick FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 3  
  12/03/1966 Wasps FB 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  18/03/1966 Aberavon FB 0 0 1 0 3 W 3 - 0  
  28/03/1966 Gloucester Rugby FB 0 4 0 0 8 W 26 - 6  
  31/03/1966 Pontypool FB 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 18  
  02/04/1966 Cross Keys FB 0 0 1 0 3 L 3 - 6  
  09/04/1966 Birkenhead Park FB 0 3 0 0 6 W 33 - 3  
  11/04/1966 London Welsh FB 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  12/04/1966 Barbarians FB 0 2 1 0 7 W 13 - 3  
  16/04/1966 Plymouth Albion FB 0 3 0 0 6 W 21 - 6  
  23/04/1966 Leicester Tigers FB 0 1 0 0 2 W 8 - 0  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  01/09/1966 Ebbw Vale FB 0 1 0 0 2 W 8 - 3  
  03/09/1966 Spartak AZKG FB 1 9 0 0 21 W 57 - 15  
  07/09/1966 Monmouthshire RFU FB 0 1 0 0 2 W 17 - 5  
  10/09/1966 Bristol Rugby FB 0 1 2 0 8 W 11 - 9  
  15/09/1966 Pontypool FB 0 0 1 0 3 W 6 - 0  
  17/09/1966 Neath FB 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 6  
  21/09/1966 Abertillery FB 1 1 0 0 5 W 5 - 3  
  24/09/1966 Swansea FB 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  01/10/1966 Cardiff FB 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 27  
  16/11/1966 Cambridge University FB 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 13  
  19/11/1966 Leicester Tigers FB 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 16  
  23/11/1966 Australia FB 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  10/12/1966 Aberavon FB 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 11  
  13/12/1966 Combined Services FB 0 1 0 0 2 W 11 - 3  
  17/12/1966 Harlequins FB 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 9  
  24/12/1966 Ebbw Vale FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 6  
  26/12/1966 Watsonians FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 6  
  31/12/1966 Penarth FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 36 - 3  
  14/01/1967 Swansea FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 20 - 0  
  21/01/1967 Coventry FB 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 23  
  27/01/1967 Scarlets FB 0 0 0 0 0 D 6 - 6  
  06/02/1967 Bridgend Ravens FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 9  
  11/02/1967 Leicester Tigers FB 1 0 0 0 3 W 20 - 6  
  18/02/1967 Cardiff FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 0  
  22/02/1967 Royal Navy FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 0  
  24/02/1967 Blackheath FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 8  
  04/03/1967 Cardiff FB 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  07/03/1967 Bridgend Ravens FB 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  11/03/1967 Wasps FB 1 0 1 0 6 W 12 - 5  
  15/03/1967 British Army FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 29 - 8  
  20/03/1967 Aberavon FB 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 9  
  25/03/1967 Northampton Saints FB 0 0 0 0 0 D 9 - 9  
  27/03/1967 London Welsh FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 6  
  28/03/1967 Barbarians FB 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 15  
  01/04/1967 Fylde FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 9  
  03/04/1967 Birkenhead Park FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 25 - 0  
  08/04/1967 Newbridge CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 14  
  10/04/1967 Gloucester Rugby FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 6  
  14/04/1967 Cross Keys FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 18 - 15  
  22/04/1967 Neath FB 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 3  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  09/09/1967 Bristol Rugby FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 23 - 9  
  13/09/1967 Pontypool FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 3  
  16/09/1967 Neath FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 8  
  23/09/1967 Swansea FB 0 0 0 0 0 D 6 - 6  
  30/09/1967 Scarlets FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 14  
  04/10/1967 Cross Keys FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 6  
  07/10/1967 Cardiff FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 6  
  14/10/1967 Blackheath FB 0 0 0 0 0 L 8 - 18  
  23/12/1967 Abertillery CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 3  
  26/12/1967 Watsonians CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 11  
  28/12/1967 Leicester Tigers FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 10 - 5  
  01/01/1968 Watsonians FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 5  
  02/01/1968 Hawick FB 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 16  
  13/01/1968 Swansea FB 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 8  
  19/01/1968 Coventry FB 0 1 1 0 5 W 11 - 6  
  10/02/1968 Leicester Tigers FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 8  
  17/02/1968 Cardiff FB 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 19  
  21/02/1968 Ebbw Vale FB 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 14  
  24/02/1968 Blackheath FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 3  
  28/02/1968 British Army FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 6  
  02/03/1968 Cardiff FB 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 26  
  09/03/1968 Wasps FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 3  
  13/03/1968 Royal Navy FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 0  
  15/03/1968 Aberavon FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 10  
  22/03/1968 Paris University FB 0 2 0 1 7 W 25 - 3  
  30/03/1968 Neath FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  06/04/1968 Northampton Saints FB 0 4 1 0 11 W 23 - 14  
  13/04/1968 Birkenhead Park FB 0 0 1 0 3 W 9 - 8  
  15/04/1968 London Welsh FB 0 1 2 0 8 L 14 - 22  
  16/04/1968 Barbarians FB 0 4 1 0 11 W 26 - 11  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  07/09/1968 Penarth FB 2 0 0 0 6 W 54 - 11  
  09/09/1968 Newbridge FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 12  
  14/09/1968 Bristol Rugby FB 0 0 0 0 0 L 13 - 21  
  19/09/1968 Pontypool FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 6  
  21/09/1968 Neath FB 0 2 1 0 7 W 19 - 3  
  25/09/1968 Cross Keys FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 0  
  28/09/1968 Swansea FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  05/10/1968 Cardiff FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 6  
  12/10/1968 Blackheath FB 1 0 0 0 3 W 44 - 14  
  19/10/1968 Gloucester Rugby FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 29 - 0  
  14/12/1968 Aberavon FB 0 1 0 0 2 W 11 - 3  
  21/12/1968 Harlequins FB 0 1 0 0 2 W 29 - 0  
  26/12/1968 Watsonians FB 0 2 1 0 7 W 16 - 6  
  04/01/1969 Bridgend Ravens FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 3  
  11/01/1969 Swansea FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 10 - 6  
  25/01/1969 Scarlets FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 9  
  01/03/1969 Cardiff FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  08/03/1969 Wasps FB 0 1 0 0 2 W 22 - 11  
  12/03/1969 Royal Navy FB 0 0 1 0 3 W 14 - 3  
  14/03/1969 Aberavon FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 0  
  22/03/1969 Gloucester Rugby FB 0 1 0 0 2 W 8 - 3  
  26/03/1969 British Army FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 3  
  29/03/1969 Neath FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 24 - 6  
  05/04/1969 Newbridge FB 0 0 0 0 0 L 8 - 24  
  07/04/1969 London Welsh FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 6  
  08/04/1969 Barbarians FB 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 16  
  12/04/1969 Plymouth Albion FB 2 3 0 0 12 W 32 - 6  
  16/04/1969 Cardiff FB 0 0 0 0 0 D 9 - 9  
  19/04/1969 St Luke's College, Exeter FB 1 0 0 0 3 W 26 - 13  
  21/04/1969 Bridgend Ravens FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 3  
  28/04/1969 Ebbw Vale FB 0 1 1 0 5 W 8 - 6  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  04/09/1969 Penarth FB 2 0 0 0 6 W 30 - 6  
  08/09/1969 Newbridge FB 0 0 1 0 3 L 3 - 5  
  13/09/1969 Bristol Rugby FB 0 1 0 0 2 W 14 - 8  
  17/09/1969 Pontypool FB 0 1 1 0 5 W 8 - 6  
  20/09/1969 Neath FB 0 0 0 0 0 L 16 - 19  
  24/09/1969 Bath Rugby FB 1 0 0 0 3 W 14 - 13  
  27/09/1969 Swansea FB 0 4 1 0 11 W 35 - 8  
  04/10/1969 Cardiff FB 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 8  
  06/10/1969 Hawick FB 0 3 1 0 9 W 21 - 9  
  11/10/1969 Blackheath FB 1 7 1 0 20 W 47 - 11  
  15/10/1969 Scarlets FB 0 0 1 0 3 L 6 - 8  
  18/10/1969 Gloucester Rugby FB 0 0 1 0 3 L 6 - 21  
  25/10/1969 Wasps FB 0 2 3 0 13 W 25 - 15  
  12/11/1969 South Africa FB 0 1 1 0 5 W 11 - 6  
  15/11/1969 Cambridge University FB 0 4 0 0 8 W 20 - 9  
  22/11/1969 London Welsh FB 0 0 1 0 3 L 3 - 12  
  03/12/1969 Combined Services FB 2 0 0 0 6 W 26 - 6  
  08/12/1969 Bristol Rugby FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 8  
  15/12/1969 Aberavon FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 6  
  20/12/1969 Harlequins FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 9  
  26/12/1969 Watsonians FB 0 4 0 0 8 W 26 - 3  
  27/12/1969 Ebbw Vale FB 0 0 0 0 0 L 13 - 14  
  10/01/1970 Swansea FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 9  
  17/01/1970 Abertillery FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 6  
  31/01/1970 Neath FB 0 0 0 0 0 D 9 - 9  
  09/02/1970 Bridgend Ravens FB 0 0 1 0 3 L 11 - 12  
  21/02/1970 Cardiff FB 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 9  
  25/02/1970 Royal Navy FB 1 0 0 0 3 W 22 - 8  
  27/02/1970 Blackheath FB 0 2 0 0 4 W 22 - 12  
  04/03/1970 RAF FB 1 3 0 0 9 W 24 - 9  
  07/03/1970 Cardiff FB 0 0 1 0 3 L 3 - 14  
  14/03/1970 Wasps FB 0 1 1 0 5 W 17 - 11  
  18/03/1970 Pontypool FB 0 2 0 0 4 L 13 - 16  
  23/03/1970 Aberavon FB 0 0 1 1 6 L 6 - 8  
  25/03/1970 Scarlets FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 0  
  28/03/1970 Newbridge FB 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 16  
  30/03/1970 London Welsh FB 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 15  
  31/03/1970 Barbarians FB 1 0 0 0 3 L 3 - 22  
  04/04/1970 Plymouth Albion FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 20 - 9  
  06/04/1970 Devonport Services FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 3  
  09/04/1970 Penarth FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 27 - 6  
  11/04/1970 Leicester Tigers FB 0 0 1 0 3 L 3 - 13  
  13/04/1970 Gloucester Rugby FB 1 0 0 0 3 W 45 - 9  
  18/04/1970 Cross Keys FB 1 4 0 0 11 W 29 - 6  
  27/04/1970 Bridgend Ravens FB 0 0 0 0 0 L 5 - 21  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  02/09/1970 Leicester Tigers FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 6  
  09/09/1970 Cross Keys FB 1 0 0 0 3 W 47 - 0  
  12/09/1970 Bristol Rugby FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 11  
  19/09/1970 Neath FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 8  
  26/09/1970 Swansea FB 0 0 0 0 0 L 12 - 24  
  03/10/1970 Cardiff FB 1 0 0 0 3 D 6 - 6  
  10/10/1970 Blackheath FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 27 - 16  
  24/10/1970 Wasps FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 38 - 0  
  31/10/1970 Scarlets FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 9  
  07/11/1970 Penarth FB 1 0 0 0 3 W 26 - 6  
  14/11/1970 Cardiff FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  18/11/1970 Cambridge University FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 15  
  21/11/1970 Leicester Tigers FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 12  
  28/11/1970 London Welsh FB 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 14  
  05/12/1970 Bristol Rugby FB 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 11  
  12/12/1970 Aberavon FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 18 - 0  
  19/12/1970 Harlequins FB 0 1 0 0 2 W 17 - 9  
  09/01/1971 Swansea FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 6  
  23/01/1971 Scarlets FB 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 3  
  30/01/1971 Neath FB 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 16  
  08/02/1971 Bridgend Ravens FB 0 0 0 0 0 D 8 - 8  
  13/02/1971 Leicester Tigers FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 27 - 8  
  20/02/1971 Cardiff FB 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 17  
  23/02/1971 Ebbw Vale FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 3  
  26/02/1971 Blackheath FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 3  
  06/03/1971 Cardiff FB 1 0 0 0 3 L 8 - 13  
  13/03/1971 Wasps FB 2 0 0 0 6 W 15 - 6  
  17/03/1971 British Army FB 1 0 0 0 3 L 3 - 5  
  22/03/1971 Aberavon FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 6  
  26/03/1971 Gloucester Rugby WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 16  
  03/04/1971 Bath Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 8 - 12  
  10/04/1971 Fylde FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 33 - 14  
  12/04/1971 London Welsh FB 0 0 0 0 0 L 14 - 15  
  30/04/1971 Ebbw Vale WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 8 - 13  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  11/09/1971 Bristol Rugby WI 2 0 0 0 8 L 19 - 41  
  15/09/1971 Pontypool WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 15  
  18/09/1971 Neath CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 16 - 49  
  22/09/1971 Bath Rugby FB 1 0 0 0 4 W 40 - 6  
  25/09/1971 Swansea FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 0  
  01/10/1971 Cardiff WI 0 0 1 0 3 W 7 - 4  
  05/10/1971 Newbridge WI 1 0 2 0 10 L 10 - 12  
  09/10/1971 Blackheath FB 0 0 1 0 3 D 10 - 10  
  16/10/1971 Gloucester Rugby FB 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 18  
  23/10/1971 Wasps WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 10  
  30/10/1971 Scarlets FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 7  
  03/11/1971 Abertillery FB 0 0 0 0 0 L 12 - 28  
  06/11/1971 Newbridge FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 7  
  13/11/1971 Cardiff FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 0  
  17/11/1971 Cwmllynfell FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 56 - 0  
  20/11/1971 Cambridge University FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 7  
  13/12/1971 Aberavon WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 7  
  27/12/1971 Watsonians FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 27 - 6  
  03/01/1972 Bridgend Ravens FB 1 0 0 0 4 W 17 - 15  
  22/01/1972 Scarlets FB 0 0 0 0 0 L 17 - 20  
  25/01/1972 Brynmawr FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 23 - 10  
  29/01/1972 Neath FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 7  
  07/02/1972 Bridgend Ravens WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 3  
  19/02/1972 Cardiff FB 0 0 0 0 0 L 4 - 17  
  11/03/1972 Wasps FB 0 1 1 0 5 W 13 - 12  
  22/03/1972 Penarth FB 0 0 1 0 3 W 31 - 12  
  27/03/1972 Gloucester Rugby FB 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 9  
  01/04/1972 Cross Keys FB 0 1 3 0 11 W 22 - 15  
  04/04/1972 Barbarians WI 0 1 2 0 8 L 12 - 14  
  15/04/1972 Ebbw Vale WI 1 0 0 0 4 W 25 - 8  
  19/04/1972 Cross Keys CE 1 0 1 0 7 W 15 - 6  
  22/04/1972 Leicester Tigers WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 11 - 25  
  Team P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
Clubs: - Cross Keys - Newport - Pontywaun -
Education: - Cambridge University - Swansea University -
Region: - North Midlands - Monmouthshire -
Invitational: - Crawshays -
Honours: - Wales Universities -

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