Leslie Grainge

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Les Grainge
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Personal information
Full name George Leslie Grainge
Nickname Les
Born 29 November 1910
Keighley, England
Died 29 August 1983 (aged 72)
Keswick, England
Playing information
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 13 st 0 lb (83 kg)
Position Wing
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1935–39 Bradford Northern 140 56
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1937–38 England 1 0 0 0 0

George Leslie "Les" Grainge (29 November 1910[1] in Keighley — 29 August 1983 in Keswick) was an English professional rugby league footballer of the 1930s, playing at representative level for England, and at club level for Bradford Northern, as a Wing, i.e. number 2 or 5.

International honours[edit]

Les Grainge won a cap for England while at Bradford Northern in 1938 against France.[2]

School days[edit]

Les Grainge attended Woodhouse Grove School, in Apperley Bridge, where he was Head Prefect and Victor Ludorum twice, and Captain of Cricket, Rugby and Lacrosse.


Although Les Grainge's date of birth is stated as 29 November 1910, his birth was not registered until January→March 1911 in Keighley district.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Birth details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "England Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 

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