Len Constance

OVERALL STATISTICS

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

BIOGRAPHY

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 1990.

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

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
25th Dec 1946 L 6 Liverpool Stanley L 1946~47 H 16 17 V
26th Dec 1946 L 6 Wigan L 1946~47 H 9 11 V
11th Jan 1947 L 6 Leeds L 1946~47 H 7 8 V
18th Jan 1947 W 6 Featherstone Rovers L 1946~47 A 11 7 V
25th Jan 1947 W 6 Hull K.R. L 1946~47 H 29 16 V
8th Mar 1947 W 6 Keighley CC1(1) 1946~47 H 17 7 V
11th Mar 1947 L 6 Keighley CC1(2) 1946~47 N 5 8 V
22nd Mar 1947 L 6 Warrington CC2 1946~47 A 2 24 V
29th Mar 1947 L 6 Hull K.R. L 1946~47 A 3 11 V
4th Apr 1947 W 6 Wigan L 1946~47 A 12 7 V
5th Apr 1947 L 6 Warrington L 1946~47 H 6 10 V
7th Apr 1947 L 6 Belle Vue Rangers L 1946~47 H 10 12 V
19th Apr 1947 L 6 Workington Town L 1946~47 A 2 13 V
26th Apr 1947 W 6 Swinton L 1946~47 A 15 6 V
6th May 1947 L 6 Rochdale Hornets L 1946~47 A 5 7 V
10th May 1947 W 6 Bramley L 1946~47 H 29 0 V
17th May 1947 W 6 Featherstone Rovers L 1946~47 H 35 0 V
24th May 1947 L 6 Barrow L 1946~47 A 9 15 V
26th May 1947 L 6 Halifax L 1946~47 A 9 10 V
31st May 1947 W 6 Barrow L 1946~47 H 36 7 V
7th Jun 1947 W 6 Rochdale Hornets L 1946~47 H 26 4 V
23rd Aug 1947 L 6 Widnes L 1947~48 A 8 9 V
30th Aug 1947 W 6 Leigh LC1(1) 1947~48 A 15 0 1 1 V
4th Sep 1947 W 6 Leigh LC1(2) 1947~48 H 31 5 1 1 V
6th Sep 1947 W 6 Salford L 1947~48 A 12 5 V
20th Sep 1947 W 6 York L 1947~48 A 31 3 1 1 V
25th Sep 1947 L 6 New Zealand Tour 1947~48 H 5 11 V
29th Sep 1947 L 6 Wigan LC2 1947~48 H 7 8 V
4th Oct 1947 W 6 Swinton L 1947~48 H 24 3 V
8th Nov 1947 L 6 Belle Vue Rangers L 1947~48 H 0 9 V
15th Nov 1947 W 6 Liverpool Stanley L 1947~48 H 23 8 V
29th Nov 1947 W 6 Salford L 1947~48 H 31 10 1 V
6th Dec 1947 D 6 Hunslet L 1947~48 H 13 13 V
13th Dec 1947 W 6 Halifax L 1947~48 A 6 2 V
25th Dec 1947 W 6 Leigh L 1947~48 H 22 3 V
26th Dec 1947 W 6 Wigan L 1947~48 H 13 6 1 V
27th Dec 1947 D 6 Wakefield Trinity L 1947~48 H 5 5 V
1st Jan 1948 L 6 Leigh L 1947~48 A 3 8 1 V
3rd Jan 1948 W 6 Swinton L 1947~48 A 6 3 V
10th Jan 1948 L 6 Warrington L 1947~48 H 2 8 V
17th Jan 1948 L 6 Hull K.R. L 1947~48 A 10 17 V
24th Jan 1948 L 6 Rochdale Hornets L 1947~48 H 8 9 V
7th Feb 1948 W 6 Bustlingthorpe Vale CC1(1) 1947~48 H 48 0 V
28th Feb 1948 L 6 Oldham CC2 1947~48 A 0 5 V
6th Mar 1948 L 6 Warrington L 1947~48 A 3 21 V
13th Mar 1948 W 6 Bramley L 1947~48 H 13 7 V
20th Mar 1948 W 6 Oldham L 1947~48 A 13 3 V
26th Mar 1948 L 6 Wigan L 1947~48 A 11 22 V
15th May 1948 W 4 Roanne* Fr 1947~48 H 36 19 1 V
14th Aug 1948 W 3 Barrow* Fr Ward Cup 1948~49 A 38 2 V
21st Aug 1948 W 4 Widnes L 1948~49 H 6 2 V
23rd Aug 1948 L 3 Workington Town L 1948~49 A 11 15 V
28th Aug 1948 L 3 Oldham L 1948~49 A 11 15 V
4th Sep 1948 L 6 Wigan LC1(1) 1948~49 H 9 24 V
8th Sep 1948 L 4 Wigan LC1(2) 1948~49 A 7 8 V
11th Sep 1948 W 4 Liverpool Stanley L 1948~49 A 17 0 V
23rd Sep 1948 W 4 Liverpool Stanley L 1948~49 H 41 0 V
2nd Oct 1948 W 4 Hunslet L 1948~49 H 41 11 1 V
9th Oct 1948 L 4 Barrow L 1948~49 A 12 20 V
14th Oct 1948 W 6 Australia Tour 1948~49 H 10 8 V
16th Oct 1948 L 6 Warrington L 1948~49 H 4 12 V
23rd Oct 1948 L 6 Keighley L 1948~49 A 10 12 V
30th Oct 1948 W 6 Halifax L 1948~49 H 8 5 V
6th Nov 1948 W 4 Salford L 1948~49 H 17 12 V
13th Nov 1948 L 4 Rochdale Hornets L 1948~49 A 3 10 V
27th Nov 1948 W 4 Oldham L 1948~49 H 28 2 V
1st Jan 1949 W 4 Leigh L 1948~49 H 12 0 1 V
8th Jan 1949 W 4 Rochdale Hornets L 1948~49 H 3 0 V
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
CALCULATED APPEARANCES : OFFICIAL 64 OTHER 2 = 66
ACTUAL APPEARANCES (inc 0 Subs) = 66

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