Victor Le Fanu

Victor Le Fanu
Full name Victor Charles Le Fanu
Date of birth (1865-10-14)14 October 1865
Place of birth Dublin, Ireland
Date of death 9 August 1939(1939-08-09) (aged 73)
Place of death Bray, Ireland
Weight ru_position = Flanker, Scrum half
School Haileybury
University Trinity College, Cambridge
Notable relative(s) Sheridan Le Fanu paternal uncle
Henry Le Fanu, brother
Occupation(s) Land agent[1]
Amateur clubs
Years Club / team
1884-1886 Cambridge University R.U.F.C.
Lansdowne Football Club
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1886-1992 Ireland 11 (0)

Victor Charles Le Fanu (14 October 1865–9 August 1939)[2][3] was an Irish international rugby union flanker who played club rugby for Landsdowne.

Le Fanu was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge and would later play for Cambridge rugby team.[4] He won three sporting Blues, playing in all three Varsity matches from 1884-1886.

His father was William Le Fanu, a Commissioner of the Irish Board of Works, who more famously was the brother of Sheridan Le Fanu.

International career

Le Fanu was first capped for Ireland on 6 February 1886 in a home game against England. Le Fanu, still at Cambridge, had a difficult start which saw England win comfortably, in front of a then record crowd of 7,000. Le Fanu would represent Ireland on 11 occasions, and in 1892 he captained the team in all three home nation matches.

International matches played



  1. Meddows-Taylor genealogy
  2. Saint Patrick Anglican Churchyard Powerscourt, Enniskerry, County Wicklow, Ireland.
  3. Griffiths (1987), 12:24.
  4. "Le Fanu, Victor Charles (L884VC)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
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