|Place Of Birth||Wiveliscombe|
Francis 'Frank' Hancock [1859-1943] was born in Wiveliscombe, England and was a centre who played club rugby for Wiveliscombe, Somerset and Cardiff RFC and international rugby for Wales.
Hancock first played rugby in Somerset, and captained his local club and represented the Somerset county team. He moved to Cardiff to become involved in the family brewing company, who had a brewery in Cardiff.
Hancock joined Cardiff RFC in 1884 playing 50 matches between 1884 -1886 scoring 35 tries. 1885 he was made captain of Cardiff.
He gained four Welsh caps between 1884 - 1886 making his debut against Ireland and his final match was against Scotland in 1886.
Hancock retired from rugby at the end of 1885/86 season at the age of 26. He died in his birthplace of Wiveliscombe 1943 [aged 84]
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