Player

Les Manfield - Back Row

Les Manfield
Date Of Birth10/11/1915
Place Of BirthMountain Ash
EducationMountain Ash County Intermediate School, University College, Cardiff
ClubsCardiff, Mountain Ash, Otley, Bridgend Ravens, Neath, Penarth, London Welsh
RegionsYorkshire
HonoursWales, Wales Schools
InvitationalBarbarians
Les Manfield was born in Mountain Ash in 1915, the son of a railway worker he went to school in the village.
He played for Wales U15 in 1930 and went on to play for Cardiff. His first senior international cap was against Scotland and retired from international rugby at the age of 34, having gained seven caps.  He died in Aberdare Hospital in November 2006 at the age of 90, after complications from a fall. Les Manfield was the second oldest Welsh international of all time and at the time of his death was the oldest living man to have played as a forward for Wales. Brother Ron and son John also played for Cardiff.
SEASON P W D L TRY CON PEN DG PTS
1945-1946 14 10 1 3 0 0 0 0 0
1946-1947 32 25 2 5 3 1 0 0 11
1947-1948 22 21 0 1 1 0 0 0 3
1948-1949 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 69 57 3 9 4 1 0 0 14
TEAM P W D L PF PA PTS
Merthyr 23 18 0 5 651 393 91
Cardiff 23 18 1 4 696 469 89
Pontypridd 21 16 0 5 730 374 79
Llandovery 24 16 1 7 652 408 79
Newport 25 15 2 8 629 551 77
Ebbw Vale 24 16 1 7 541 423 76
Aberavon 22 14 2 6 485 415 69
Swansea 24 13 0 11 537 451 65
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 22 11 1 10 552 456 64
Carmarthen Quins 25 11 1 13 526 469 61
Bedwas 24 8 1 15 515 667 43
Bridgend Ravens 22 8 0 14 427 517 43
Llanelli 25 7 1 17 503 632 40
Cross Keys 23 5 1 17 464 734 34
Bargoed 23 4 0 19 400 756 22
Neath 24 1 0 23 350 943 3