|Full name||Leslie Howard Johns|
22 July 1942 |
Newcastle, New South Wales
|1962–69||New South Wales||16||3||74||3||163|
|Source: RLP and Yesterday's Hero|
Les Johns started his career at Newcastle's Souths club.
He has been named among the nation's finest footballers of the 20th century. He was a blond-headed fullback of considerable flair and on his day could be one of the most brilliant attacking and defensive players in the game.
He was forced to retire from Rugby League in 1971 due to chronic knee injuries.
He is listed on the Australian Players Register as Kangaroo No.382.
He was made a life member of the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs in 2011.
In 2010 Johns was also named in a South Newcastle team of the century.
- Century's Top 100 Players
- ARL Annual Report, 2005
- "Centenary of Rugby League - The Players". NRL & ARL. 2008-02-23. Retrieved 2008-02-23.
- "Johns and Langmack Receive Life Membership at Bulldogs AGM". Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs. 2011-02-13. Retrieved 2011-02-14.
- Leeson, John (14 June 2010). "Souths honour greatest players". The Newcastle Herald. Retrieved 30 December 2011.
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