Funeral of Rovers legend Les Tonks on December 12

Former Featherstone Rovers player Les Tonks.
Former Featherstone Rovers player Les Tonks.

THE funeral of former Featherstone Rovers prop Les Tonks will be held at Featherstone Methodist Church, Wilson Street, Featherstone, on Tuesday, December 12 (10.45am).

Tonks, who was a Featherstone Rovers Hall of Fame inductee, died last week aged 75.

He made 307 first-team appearances for Rovers between 1961 and 1974 and played for the club in the 1967, 1973 and 1974 Challenge Cup finals at Wembley. He also made 55 appearances for Wakefield Trinity.