Len Constance

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
02-11-1922
N/A
20-12-1946
Forces RU
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
25-12-1946 v Liverpool Stanley
Rochdale Hornets
1949- Dewsbury
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1946-1948
66 (0)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
7
4
0
29

Biography of Len Constance



HERITAGE NO : 653
Len Constance by Alex Service

Len actually played his first match for the Saints against Wigan as a trialist called Johnson. Indeed, Johnson did much to keep the Wigan stand-off Mountford quiet and was duly signed by the club. Born in Pontypool, Constance was the latest link in Saints ambitious post-war team-building plans.
Lt. Leonard Constance RNVR to give him his full title was five feet five and weighed just over ten stones, but he was a real handful for opposing stand-offs to keep in check. He played for several rugby union clubs, including Bristol, Portsmouth, the Royal Navy and was the fly-half for the Hampshire County team. After his first appearance for the Saints he played for a Combined Services XV at Bordeaux. Len was actually released from the Royal Navy the day before his first official match for the Saints against Leeds.

Len later joined Dewsbury and then signed for Wigan in the early fifties, where he played 30 matches for the Central Park club. It is believed that he taught at Rivington Road School in St.Helens, where another Welshman, centre Don Gullick also taught. Len was a popular member of the team at Knowsley Road and is yet another Welshman to have played in a St.Helens jersey, especially in the 1940s and 1950s. He died back in his home Welsh county in October 1990, aged 67.


SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1946~470 0 0 21
1947~48 5 4 0 27
1948~49 2 0 0 18
TOTALS:7 4 0 66
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1947~481001
1948~490001
TOTALS:1002

ALL MATCHES

DateMatchPosOpponentsCompVenueFTFTOTGDG
25th Dec 1946 1
L
6 Liverpool Stanley L H 16 17 VIEW
26th Dec 1946 2
L
6 Wigan L H 9 11 VIEW
11th Jan 1947 3
L
6 Leeds L H 7 8 VIEW
18th Jan 1947 4
W
6 Featherstone Rovers L A 11 7 VIEW
25th Jan 1947 5
W
6 Hull Kingston Rovers L H 29 16 VIEW
8th Mar 1947 6
W
6 Keighley CC1(1) H 17 7 VIEW
11th Mar 1947 7
L
6 Keighley CC1(2) N 5 8 VIEW
22nd Mar 1947 8
L
6 Warrington CC2 A 2 24 VIEW
29th Mar 1947 9
L
6 Hull Kingston Rovers L A 3 11 VIEW
4th Apr 1947 10
W
6 Wigan L A 12 7 VIEW
5th Apr 1947 11
L
6 Warrington L H 6 10 VIEW
7th Apr 1947 12
L
6 Belle Vue Rangers L H 10 12 VIEW
19th Apr 1947 13
L
6 Workington Town L A 2 13 VIEW
26th Apr 1947 14
W
6 Swinton L A 15 6 VIEW
6th May 1947 15
L
6 Rochdale Hornets L A 5 7 VIEW
10th May 1947 16
W
6 Bramley L H 29 0 VIEW
17th May 1947 17
W
6 Featherstone Rovers L H 35 0 VIEW
24th May 1947 18
L
6 Barrow L A 9 15 VIEW
26th May 1947 19
L
6 Halifax L A 9 10 VIEW
31st May 1947 20
W
6 Barrow L H 36 7 VIEW
7th Jun 1947 21
W
6 Rochdale Hornets L H 26 4 VIEW
23rd Aug 1947 22
L
6 Widnes L A 8 9 VIEW
30th Aug 1947 23
W
6 Leigh LC1(1) A 15 0 1 1 VIEW
4th Sep 1947 24
W
6 Leigh LC1(2) H 31 5 1 1 VIEW
6th Sep 1947 25
W
6 Salford L A 12 5 VIEW
20th Sep 1947 26
W
6 York L A 31 3 1 1 VIEW
25th Sep 1947 27
L
6 New Zealand Tour H 5 11 VIEW
29th Sep 1947 28
L
6 Wigan LC2 H 7 8 VIEW
4th Oct 1947 29
W
6 Swinton L H 24 3 VIEW
8th Nov 1947 30
L
6 Belle Vue Rangers L H 0 9 VIEW
15th Nov 1947 31
W
6 Liverpool Stanley L H 23 8 VIEW
29th Nov 1947 32
W
6 Salford L H 31 10 1 VIEW
6th Dec 1947 33
D
6 Hunslet L H 13 13 VIEW
13th Dec 1947 34
W
6 Halifax L A 6 2 VIEW
25th Dec 1947 35
W
6 Leigh L H 22 3 VIEW
26th Dec 1947 36
W
6 Wigan L H 13 6 1 VIEW
27th Dec 1947 37
D
6 Wakefield Trinity L H 5 5 VIEW
1st Jan 1948 38
L
6 Leigh L A 3 8 1 VIEW
3rd Jan 1948 39
W
6 Swinton L A 6 3 VIEW
10th Jan 1948 40
L
6 Warrington L H 2 8 VIEW
17th Jan 1948 41
L
6 Hull Kingston Rovers L A 10 17 VIEW
24th Jan 1948 42
L
6 Rochdale Hornets L H 8 9 VIEW
7th Feb 1948 43
W
6 Bustlingthorpe Vale CC1(1) H 48 0 VIEW
28th Feb 1948 44
L
6 Oldham CC2 A 0 5 VIEW
6th Mar 1948 45
L
6 Warrington L A 3 21 VIEW
13th Mar 1948 46
W
6 Bramley L H 13 7 VIEW
20th Mar 1948 47
W
6 Oldham L A 13 3 VIEW
26th Mar 1948 48
L
6 Wigan L A 11 22 VIEW
15th May 1948 --
W
4 Roanne* Fr H 36 19 1 VIEW
14th Aug 1948 --
W
3 Barrow* Fr Ward Cup A 38 2 VIEW
21st Aug 1948 49
W
4 Widnes L H 6 2 VIEW
23rd Aug 1948 50
L
3 Workington Town L A 11 15 VIEW
28th Aug 1948 51
L
3 Oldham L A 11 15 VIEW
4th Sep 1948 52
L
6 Wigan LC1(1) H 9 24 VIEW
8th Sep 1948 53
L
4 Wigan LC1(2) A 7 8 VIEW
11th Sep 1948 54
W
4 Liverpool Stanley L A 17 0 VIEW
23rd Sep 1948 55
W
4 Liverpool Stanley L H 41 0 VIEW
2nd Oct 1948 56
W
4 Hunslet L H 41 11 1 VIEW
9th Oct 1948 57
L
4 Barrow L A 12 20 VIEW
14th Oct 1948 58
W
6 Australia Tour H 10 8 VIEW
16th Oct 1948 59
L
6 Warrington L H 4 12 VIEW
23rd Oct 1948 60
L
6 Keighley L A 10 12 VIEW
30th Oct 1948 61
W
6 Halifax L H 8 5 VIEW
6th Nov 1948 62
W
4 Salford L H 17 12 VIEW
13th Nov 1948 63
L
4 Rochdale Hornets L A 3 10 VIEW
27th Nov 1948 64
W
4 Oldham L H 28 2 VIEW
1st Jan 1949 65
W
4 Leigh L H 12 0 1 VIEW
8th Jan 1949 66
W
4 Rochdale Hornets L H 3 0 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
WINS : 35 | LOSSES : 31 | DRAWS : 2

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