John Leslie Patrick “Jake” Howard was born on August 30, 1945, and died on December 11, 2015.
He was an international rugby footballer who played prop for Australia.
John was schooled at St. Joseph’s College, Hunters Hill and then played his club rugby with Sydney’s, Sydney university.
He also took up rowing at the senior level with the Sydney Rowing Club.
John stroked a junior VIII for the club in 1964 and stroked a coxed pair to a State Championship in the 1964 to 1965 season.
John Howard made his international rugby debut on June 6, 1970 against Scotland and went on to make six further international representative appearances between 1970 and 1973.
His final Test appearance was on the 1973 tour of Wales and England.
His son Pat Howard, born in 1973 also played centre and fly-half for the Wallabies.
Jake Howard was the son-in-law of Wallaby Cyril Towers.
John Howard passed away on December 11, 2015 at the age of 70.