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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 6 6 0 0 149 88 27
Aberavon 5 5 0 0 112 89 20
Merthyr 6 3 0 3 139 117 17
Newport 6 3 0 3 117 102 16
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 6 3 0 3 140 139 15
Pontypridd 6 3 0 3 124 132 15
Carmarthen Quins 5 3 0 2 108 90 13
Swansea 6 2 0 4 110 112 12
Llandovery 4 2 0 2 93 79 11
Ebbw Vale 6 1 0 5 122 168 7
Llanelli 5 1 0 4 96 147 6
Bridgend Ravens 5 1 0 4 77 124 6