Death of Featherstone Rovers legend Les Tonks

Prop Les Tonks (far left) celebrates Featherstone's 1967 Wembley win over Barrow as Rovers coach Laurie Gant holds aloft the Challenge Cup.
Prop Les Tonks (far left) celebrates Featherstone's 1967 Wembley win over Barrow as Rovers coach Laurie Gant holds aloft the Challenge Cup.

FEATHERSTONE Rovers are mourning the death of former prop Les Tonks who made three Wembley appearances for the club.

He made a total of 307 first-team appearances for Rovers between 1961 and 1974, including 22 as a substitute, scoring 15 tries and and kicking one goal.

Pontefract-born Tonks was a member of the Rovers team that lifted the Challenge Cup for the first time by beating Barrow at Wembley in 1967.

He also played in the 1973 Wembley victory over Bradford.

His last Featherstone appearance was the 1974 Wembley final when Rovers lost to Warrington. He then moved to neighbours Wakefield Trinity, for whom he made 55 appearances.