|Date Of Birth||13/03/1942|
|Place Of Birth||Cardiff|
|Education||Bedwellty Comprehensive School, Loughborough College|
|Clubs||Blackpool Borough, Keighley Cougars, Oldham RLFC, Barrow Raiders, Leigh Centurions, Salford Red Devils, St Helens, Newport, Bargoed|
|Honours||Wales RL, Great Britain, Wales, Wales Schools|
|Managed||Cardiff 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.