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

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
1948~492 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 VIEW
26th Dec 1946 L 6 Wigan L 1946~47 H 9 11 VIEW
11th Jan 1947 L 6 Leeds L 1946~47 H 7 8 VIEW
18th Jan 1947 W 6 Featherstone Rovers L 1946~47 A 11 7 VIEW
25th Jan 1947 W 6 Hull K.R. L 1946~47 H 29 16 VIEW
8th Mar 1947 W 6 Keighley CC1(1) 1946~47 H 17 7 VIEW
11th Mar 1947 L 6 Keighley CC1(2) 1946~47 N 5 8 VIEW
22nd Mar 1947 L 6 Warrington CC2 1946~47 A 2 24 VIEW
29th Mar 1947 L 6 Hull K.R. L 1946~47 A 3 11 VIEW
4th Apr 1947 W 6 Wigan L 1946~47 A 12 7 VIEW
5th Apr 1947 L 6 Warrington L 1946~47 H 6 10 VIEW
7th Apr 1947 L 6 Belle Vue Rangers L 1946~47 H 10 12 VIEW
19th Apr 1947 L 6 Workington Town L 1946~47 A 2 13 VIEW
26th Apr 1947 W 6 Swinton L 1946~47 A 15 6 VIEW
6th May 1947 L 6 Rochdale Hornets L 1946~47 A 5 7 VIEW
10th May 1947 W 6 Bramley L 1946~47 H 29 0 VIEW
17th May 1947 W 6 Featherstone Rovers L 1946~47 H 35 0 VIEW
24th May 1947 L 6 Barrow L 1946~47 A 9 15 VIEW
26th May 1947 L 6 Halifax L 1946~47 A 9 10 VIEW
31st May 1947 W 6 Barrow L 1946~47 H 36 7 VIEW
7th Jun 1947 W 6 Rochdale Hornets L 1946~47 H 26 4 VIEW
23rd Aug 1947 L 6 Widnes L 1947~48 A 8 9 VIEW
30th Aug 1947 W 6 Leigh LC1(1) 1947~48 A 15 0 1 1 VIEW
4th Sep 1947 W 6 Leigh LC1(2) 1947~48 H 31 5 1 1 VIEW
6th Sep 1947 W 6 Salford L 1947~48 A 12 5 VIEW
20th Sep 1947 W 6 York L 1947~48 A 31 3 1 1 VIEW
25th Sep 1947 L 6 New Zealand Tour 1947~48 H 5 11 VIEW
29th Sep 1947 L 6 Wigan LC2 1947~48 H 7 8 VIEW
4th Oct 1947 W 6 Swinton L 1947~48 H 24 3 VIEW
8th Nov 1947 L 6 Belle Vue Rangers L 1947~48 H 0 9 VIEW
15th Nov 1947 W 6 Liverpool Stanley L 1947~48 H 23 8 VIEW
29th Nov 1947 W 6 Salford L 1947~48 H 31 10 1 VIEW
6th Dec 1947 D 6 Hunslet L 1947~48 H 13 13 VIEW
13th Dec 1947 W 6 Halifax L 1947~48 A 6 2 VIEW
25th Dec 1947 W 6 Leigh L 1947~48 H 22 3 VIEW
26th Dec 1947 W 6 Wigan L 1947~48 H 13 6 1 VIEW
27th Dec 1947 D 6 Wakefield Trinity L 1947~48 H 5 5 VIEW
1st Jan 1948 L 6 Leigh L 1947~48 A 3 8 1 VIEW
3rd Jan 1948 W 6 Swinton L 1947~48 A 6 3 VIEW
10th Jan 1948 L 6 Warrington L 1947~48 H 2 8 VIEW
17th Jan 1948 L 6 Hull K.R. L 1947~48 A 10 17 VIEW
24th Jan 1948 L 6 Rochdale Hornets L 1947~48 H 8 9 VIEW
7th Feb 1948 W 6 Bustlingthorpe Vale CC1(1) 1947~48 H 48 0 VIEW
28th Feb 1948 L 6 Oldham CC2 1947~48 A 0 5 VIEW
6th Mar 1948 L 6 Warrington L 1947~48 A 3 21 VIEW
13th Mar 1948 W 6 Bramley L 1947~48 H 13 7 VIEW
20th Mar 1948 W 6 Oldham L 1947~48 A 13 3 VIEW
26th Mar 1948 L 6 Wigan L 1947~48 A 11 22 VIEW
15th May 1948 W 4 Roanne* Fr 1947~48 H 36 19 1 VIEW
14th Aug 1948 W 3 Barrow* Fr Ward Cup 1948~49 A 38 2 VIEW
21st Aug 1948 W 4 Widnes L 1948~49 H 6 2 VIEW
23rd Aug 1948 L 3 Workington Town L 1948~49 A 11 15 VIEW
28th Aug 1948 L 3 Oldham L 1948~49 A 11 15 VIEW
4th Sep 1948 L 6 Wigan LC1(1) 1948~49 H 9 24 VIEW
8th Sep 1948 L 4 Wigan LC1(2) 1948~49 A 7 8 VIEW
11th Sep 1948 W 4 Liverpool Stanley L 1948~49 A 17 0 VIEW
23rd Sep 1948 W 4 Liverpool Stanley L 1948~49 H 41 0 VIEW
2nd Oct 1948 W 4 Hunslet L 1948~49 H 41 11 1 VIEW
9th Oct 1948 L 4 Barrow L 1948~49 A 12 20 VIEW
14th Oct 1948 W 6 Australia Tour 1948~49 H 10 8 VIEW
16th Oct 1948 L 6 Warrington L 1948~49 H 4 12 VIEW
23rd Oct 1948 L 6 Keighley L 1948~49 A 10 12 VIEW
30th Oct 1948 W 6 Halifax L 1948~49 H 8 5 VIEW
6th Nov 1948 W 4 Salford L 1948~49 H 17 12 VIEW
13th Nov 1948 L 4 Rochdale Hornets L 1948~49 A 3 10 VIEW
27th Nov 1948 W 4 Oldham L 1948~49 H 28 2 VIEW
1st Jan 1949 W 4 Leigh L 1948~49 H 12 0 1 VIEW
8th Jan 1949 W 4 Rochdale Hornets L 1948~49 H 3 0 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.

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