Les Manfield

Les Manfield

Position: Back Row

Date Of Birth 10/11/1915 (102)
Place Of Birth Mountain Ash
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.
Playing Summary
  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  

Click on a season for a match by match breakdown.

  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  15/09/1945 Royal Australian Armed Forces N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 28 - 3  
  22/09/1945 Neath N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 9  
  29/09/1945 Wasps N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 27 - 0  
  06/10/1945 Newport N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 28 - 17  
  27/10/1945 Scarlets N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 35 - 3  
  03/11/1945 New Zealand Services N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 3  
  17/11/1945 Coventry N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 3  
  08/12/1945 Bristol Bears N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 20 - 5  
  26/12/1945 New Zealand Army N8 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 3  
  09/02/1946 Gloucester Rugby N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 18 - 3  
  02/03/1946 Newport N8 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 6  
  16/03/1946 Scarlets N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 5  
  20/04/1946 Barbarians N8 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 10  
  27/04/1946 Pontypool N8 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  07/09/1946 Plymouth Albion FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 3  
  14/09/1946 Bristol Bears FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 0  
  16/09/1946 Cross Keys N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 4 - 3  
  21/09/1946 Neath N8 0 0 0 0 0 L 8 - 14  
  28/09/1946 Coventry N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 0  
  05/10/1946 Newport N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 6  
  12/10/1946 Gloucester Rugby N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 20 - 8  
  19/10/1946 Swansea N8 0 0 0 0 0 L 5 - 7  
  26/10/1946 Rosslyn Park N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 26 - 8  
  09/11/1946 Newport N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 0  
  07/12/1946 Richmond N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 5  
  12/12/1946 Cambridge University N8 1 0 0 0 3 W 34 - 8  
  14/12/1946 Swansea N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 8  
  26/12/1946 Wasps N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 3  
  28/12/1946 Bristol Bears N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 23 - 0  
  25/01/1947 Neath N8 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  08/02/1947 Gloucester Rugby N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 11  
  15/02/1947 Newport N8 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  01/03/1947 Newport N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 3  
  15/03/1947 Leicester Tigers N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 5  
  22/03/1947 Coventry N8 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 10  
  29/03/1947 St Mary's Hospital N8 1 0 0 0 3 W 25 - 0  
  31/03/1947 Pontypool N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 5 - 3  
  05/04/1947 Barbarians N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 - 0  
  07/04/1947 Harlequins N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 4  
  12/04/1947 Plymouth Albion N8 0 1 0 0 2 W 16 - 11  
  14/04/1947 Devonport Services N8 1 0 0 0 3 W 27 - 3  
  15/04/1947 Exeter Chiefs N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 0  
  19/04/1947 Scarlets N8 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 7  
  26/04/1947 Pontypool N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 3  
  28/04/1947 Scarlets N8 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 6  
  02/05/1947 Penarth N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 32 - 3  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  03/09/1947 Cardiff & District N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 41 - 11  
  06/09/1947 Pontypool SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 14 - 17  
  13/09/1947 Bristol Bears N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 29 - 6  
  27/09/1947 Australia N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 3  
  04/10/1947 Newport N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 29 - 0  
  18/10/1947 Swansea N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 32 - 3  
  25/10/1947 Wasps N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 23 - 7  
  27/10/1947 Cambridge University N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 5 - 3  
  01/11/1947 Scarlets N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 10 - 3  
  08/11/1947 Newport N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 0  
  15/11/1947 Leicester Tigers N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 50 - 5  
  22/11/1947 London Welsh N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 0  
  29/11/1947 Leicester Tigers N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 4  
  06/12/1947 Richmond N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 0  
  26/12/1947 Wasps N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 20 - 4  
  27/12/1947 Watsonians N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 0  
  03/01/1948 Neath N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 - 0  
  10/01/1948 Bristol Bears N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 0  
  24/01/1948 Neath N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 5  
  28/02/1948 Scarlets N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 0  
  06/03/1948 Newport N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 5  
  18/03/1948 Oxford University N8 1 0 0 0 3 W 14 - 3  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  30/10/1948 Bristol Bears FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 18 - 3  
  Team P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  Wales 7 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0  
Clubs: - London Welsh - Otley - Bridgend Ravens - Cardiff - Mountain Ash - Neath - Penarth -
Education: - Mountain Ash County Intermediate School - University College, Cardiff -
Region: - Yorkshire -
Invitational: - Barbarians -
Honours: - Wales - Wales Schools -
Services: - RAF - Combined Services -

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