John Ashworth (rugby union)

John Ashworth
Full name John Colin Ashworth
Date of birth (1949-10-15) 15 October 1949
Place of birth Waikari, New Zealand
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 107 kg (236 lb)
School Riccarton High School
Notable relative(s) Brodie Retallick (nephew)
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Prop
New Zealand No. 776
Provincial/State sides
Years Club / team Caps (points)
Hawke's Bay

National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1977–85  New Zealand 24 (4)

John Colin Ashworth (born 15 October 1949) is a former New Zealand rugby union player. A prop, Ashworth represented Canterbury and, briefly, Hawke's Bay at a provincial level, and was a member of the New Zealand national side, the All Blacks, from 1977 to 1985. He played 52 matches for the All Blacks including 24 internationals.[1]


  1. Knight, Lindsay. "John Ashworth". New Zealand Rugby Union. Retrieved 10 October 2014.

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