John McEldowney (rugby union)

John Thompson McEldowney (26 October 1947 – 17 June 2012) was a New Zealand rugby union player. A prop, McEldowney represented Taranaki at a provincial level, and was a member of the New Zealand national side, the All Blacks, in 1976 and 1977. He played 10 matches for the All Blacks including two internationals.[1]

John McEldowney
Birth nameJohn Thompson McEldowney
Date of birth(1947-10-26)26 October 1947
Place of birthNew Plymouth, New Zealand
Date of death17 June 2012(2012-06-17) (aged 64)
Place of deathNew Plymouth, New Zealand
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight104 kg (229 lb)
SchoolNew Plymouth Boys' High School
Rugby union career
Position(s) Prop
All Black No. 768
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
1967–80 Taranaki 125 ()
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1976–77 New Zealand 2 (0)


  1. ^ Knight, Lindsay. "John McEldowney". New Zealand Rugby Union. Retrieved 27 November 2014.