John Devereux

John Devereux

John is a Welsh former dual-code rugby football international.

In 1986, John made an appearance for the British and Irish Lions against a Rest of the World XV.

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.

John was as an Interchange/Substitute in Widnes’s 24-18 victory over Salford in the 1990 Lancashire Cup final during the 1990–91 season. He then played Right-wing in Widnes’ 24-0 victory over Leeds in the 1991–92 Regal Trophy final during the 1991–92 season.

John won caps for Wales (RL) while at Widnes. He was selected to go on the 1992 Great Britain Lions tour of Australia and New Zealand. He also played from the bench in Great Britain’s loss to Australia in the World Cup final at Wembley.

After retiring from playing he became head coach of the Wales rugby league team.