Full name Frank Douglas Prentice
Born September 21, 1898, Leicester
Died October 3, 1962, Paddington (aged 64 years 12 days)
Major teams Great Britain, England
Position No. 8
|Test debut||Ireland v England at Lansdowne Road, Feb 11, 1928 match details|
|Last Test||Australia v Great Britain at Sydney, Aug 30, 1930 match details|
|Test Statsguru||Main menu | Career summary | Match list | Most points | Tournament list|
Prentice was capped three times by England between 1928-30 but is arguably best remembered as captain of the 1930 Lions side that toured Australia and New Zealand.
He was given the honour of leading what is recognised as the first truly representative British Isles team.
The tour included a total of 28 matches, seven in Australia and 21 in New Zealand. Of the 28 games, 24 were against club or invitational teams. The tourists lost their only Test clash with Australia and only claimed one victory in their four-Test series with New Zealand.
He later served as secretary of the Rugby Football Union and died in 1947 at the age of 64 after a long illness.