JOHN DAWES 1940-2021

London Welsh RFC is saddened to confirm the death today of Club President John Dawes

It is with great sadness, but also much remembrance and celebration of a truly great life, that we confirm the death of former London Welsh Player and Coach, Welsh Rugby Union Player and Coach, British and Irish Lion, Barbarian, London Welsh Honorary Life Member and Club President: Sydney John Dawes OBE.

Our very best wishes and thoughts go out to all of John’s family and particularly former player Mike Dawes (John’s son) and current squad member Rhodri Dawes (Grandson).

This is a seismic loss to the London Welsh Family, as well as the entire rugby community across the world.

We will provide details in due course and the wishes from John’s family for those who wish to pay their respects.

This evening we remember one of the true greats of all time and one of our own.