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 19 15 0 4 541 318 76
Cardiff 19 14 1 4 591 395 72
Pontypridd 18 14 0 4 638 338 68
Ebbw Vale 19 14 1 4 411 302 66
Llandovery 19 12 1 6 531 338 61
Newport 19 12 1 6 488 448 59
Aberavon 18 12 1 5 418 362 57
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 17 9 0 8 444 354 50
Carmarthen Quins 19 9 0 10 410 380 47
Swansea 18 9 0 9 419 370 46
Cross Keys 18 5 1 12 397 579 32
Bridgend Ravens 17 5 0 12 326 438 28
Llanelli 19 4 1 14 354 524 25
Bedwas 18 4 1 13 359 545 25
Bargoed 18 3 0 15 344 592 18
Neath 17 1 0 16 282 670 3