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|Full name||Leslie Howard Johns|
|Born|| (1942-07-22) 22 July 1942
Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
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.
- Yesterday's Hero
- Century's Top 100 Players Archived 25 February 2008 at the Wayback Machine
- ARL Annual Report, 2005
- "Centenary of Rugby League - The Players". NRL & ARL. 23 February 2008. Archived from the original on 26 February 2008. Retrieved 23 February 2008.
- "Johns and Langmack Receive Life Membership at Bulldogs AGM". Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs. 13 February 2011. Archived from the original on 22 February 2011. Retrieved 14 February 2011.
- Leeson, John (14 June 2010). "Souths honour greatest players". The Newcastle Herald. Retrieved 30 December 2011.
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