John Mantle

John Mantle
Date Of Birth13/03/1942
Place Of BirthCardiff
EducationBedwellty Comprehensive School, Loughborough College
ClubsBlackpool Borough, Keighley Cougars, Oldham RLFC, Barrow Raiders, Leigh Centurions, Salford Red Devils, St Helens, Newport, Bargoed
HonoursWales RL, Great Britain, Wales, Wales Schools
ManagedCardiff City Blue Dragons, Wales RL, Leigh Centurions
With an outstanding playing record for both Wales and Great Britain as well as a long and distinguished club playing record, John Mantle was a perfect choice as an interim joint head coach for Wales with Bill Francis for one game in 1978 where they also played. He went onto be a coach at Cardiff City Blue Dragons in the 1980s. He died on 19 November 2018 aged 76.
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