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Les Manfield - Back row

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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
Cardiff 16 13 0 3 396 243 61
Carmarthen Quins 17 10 3 4 372 278 54
Aberavon 16 11 0 5 371 272 53
Llandovery 16 9 2 5 344 285 48
Pontypridd 18 10 0 8 394 376 47
Merthyr 18 8 0 10 362 374 44
RGC 1404 17 8 1 8 409 381 43
Newport 15 7 0 8 294 278 37
Swansea 17 7 0 10 246 292 35
Llanelli 15 6 0 9 293 412 27
Ebbw Vale 17 4 2 11 283 351 27
Bridgend Ravens 18 3 0 15 271 493 19