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 30 23 0 7 885 593 117
Cardiff 30 22 1 7 991 660 111
Pontypridd 30 22 0 8 1015 580 110
Llandovery 30 21 1 8 856 551 104
Ebbw Vale 30 20 1 9 762 594 95
Aberavon 30 18 2 10 698 603 90
Newport 30 17 2 11 759 700 88
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 30 14 1 15 852 650 85
Swansea 30 16 0 14 674 594 81
Carmarthen Quins 30 13 1 16 637 584 71
Bridgend Ravens 30 12 0 18 689 714 66
Llanelli 30 12 1 17 679 723 63
Bedwas 30 12 1 17 681 830 62
Cross Keys 30 5 1 24 586 1093 36
Bargoed 30 6 0 24 576 1003 35
Neath 30 1 0 29 406 1274 3