DUNEDIN, NEW ZEALAND - JUNE 26: Barry John of the British Lions is pursued by Tane Norton of New Zealand during the First Test match between New Zealand and the British Lions at Carisbrook on June 26, 1917 in Dunedin, New Zealand. The British Lions won the match 9 - 3. (Photo by Getty Images)

Barry John played in five Tests for the British and Irish Lions (Getty)

Barry John, the former Wales and British and Irish Lions fly-half, has died aged 79.

John made 25 appearances for Wales and played in five Tests for the Lions.

During his career with the national team, Wales won three Five Nations titles, a Grand Slam and two Triple Crowns.

A family statement read: ‘Barry John died peacefully today at the University Hospital of Wales surrounded by his loving wife and four children.

‘He was a loving dad to his 11 grandchildren and much-loved brother.’

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