Ex-Wales and British and Irish Lions fly-half Barry John dies aged 79

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By Samuel Meade Former Wales and British and Irish Lions fly-half Barry John has died aged 79, his family have said. John played 25 times for Wales and appeared in five Tests for the Lions, one of those coming in South Africa in 1968 before he played a further four times in New Zealand in 1971. Whilst he represented his country they won three Five Nations titles, a Grand Slam and two Triple Crowns. He also excelled against the All Blacks whilst representing the Lions as they secured a historic 2-1 victory which saw him land the nickname John ‘The King’. A family statement read: “Barry John die…

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