Les Johns

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Player No. 284
Nickname Surfy
Position Fullback
Contract 1971
Height 170cm (5' 7")
Weight 70kg (154lbs)
DOB 21st Jul 1942
Origin Newcastle, NSW, Australia
Debut Vs South Sydney - 6th Apr 1963
Dog Years (9) 1963 , 1964 , 1965 , 1966 , 1967 , 1968 , 1969 , 1970 , 1971
Captain Years (2) 1964 , 1965
Captain Record 22 games, 6 won(27%), 15 lost(68%), 1 drew(5%)
Rep Caps NSW(14) , Australia(14)
Other Clubs
Junior Club South Newcastle

Biography Les Johns joined Canterbury in 1963 as a goal kicking fullback.

Les represented Country in 1961 and was selected for Country in 1962 but did not play due to injury. He played his first game for NSW in 1962.

Les started his initial season in first grade and quickly established himself as a fullback of the highest class, playing for NSW and Australia that season.

Les played 15 games for NSW from 1962 to 1969 and played 14 Tests for Australia from 1963 to 1969. He was selected on the 1963-64 Kangaroo tour and the 1967-68 Kangaroo tour. He also was on the 1965 and 1969 New Zealand tours.
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Career Stats
Grade Year Games Tries Goals F Goals Points
1 1963 13 3 39 0 87
1 1964 13 2 34 0 74
1 1965 13 0 41 0 82
1 1966 11 3 21 0 51
1 1967 11 2 0 2 10
1 1968 11 0 10 5 30
1 1969 19 2 55 11 138
1 1970 3 1 0 0 3
1 1971 10 1 33 1 70
Total: 104 14 233 19 545
Average (per year): 11.6 1.6 25.9 2.1 60.6
Average (per game): 0.1 2.2 0.2 5.2

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Total - All Grades
  Years Games Tries Goals F Goals Points
Total: 9 109 14 237 20 555
Average (per year): 12.1 1.6 26.3 2.2 61.7
Average (per game): 0.1 2.2 0.2 5.1

Data provided by Clint Crofts