Frank Hill's Triple Crown winner's medal
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Frank Hill's 1893 Triple Crown medal returns to Wales

A solid gold medal marking Wales' first Triple Crown win in 1893 has returned to Cardiff after £3,000 was raised to buy it from its Australian owner.

The 15-carat gold and enamel medal was awarded to Cardiff forward Frank Hill, dubbed the "Sam Warburton of his era".

The Welsh Sports Hall of Fame was given the chance to buy it at a reduced price from Mark Lanning in Australia.

Hall of fame chairman Rhodri Morgan welcomed the medal back to Cardiff where it will go on display.

Speaking from Australia via Skype, Mr Lanning explained how he came to own the medal.

Return to Wales for 1893 rugby medal

  • 12 Sep 2013
  • From the section Wales