|Full name||Leslie Clyde Cubitt|
Sydney, New South Wales
|Died||10 November 1968
Katoomba, New South Wales
Les Cubitt (1892 –1968) was an Australian representative rugby league player, a Centre or Five-eighth whose club career was with Eastern Suburbs and the Glebe Dirty Reds. He is considered one of the nation's finest footballers of the 20th century.
Cubitt commenced his club career at just eighteen years of age with Glebe playing alongside his brother Charlie Cubitt (1891-1968) in the 1911 Grand Final loss to Eastern Suburbs. In 1913 Les Cubitt joined the Roosters where he played for the next nine seasons winning a premiership in 1913.
He was first selected for New South Wales in 1911 but had to wait until the end of the First World War to make his national representative debut. He played in the centres in all four Tests of Australia's first tour of New Zealand in 1919 scoring four tries in the tests and 17 tries in the last three tour matches. He is listed on the Australian Players Register as Kangaroo No. 95.
He was selected as captain of the 1921-22 "Australasian" Kangaroos which had two New Zealanders in the squad. He concealed a serious knee injury which he aggravated on the tour in England and which led to his eventual retirement in 1922.
- Whiticker, Alan & Hudson, Glen (2006) The Encyclopedia of Rugby League Players, Gavin Allen Publishing, Sydney