Thomas Wedge (rugby union)

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Thomas "Chicky" Grenfell Wedge (15 August 1881 13 December 1964) was a rugby union player born in St.Ives, Cornwall.

Wedge a scrum-half played his club rugby for St Ives RFC as well as representing Cornwall, he gained 29 caps for his county between 1903–11 and was a member of the famous 1908 County Championship winning side that beat Durham 17–3 in the final at Redruth in front of 17,000 people.

He gained two international caps for England against France in 1907 and again against Wales in 1909.

"Chicky" also competed in the 1908 Summer Olympics. On 26 October he was a member of the British rugby union team (represented by Cornwall) which won the silver medal losing against Australia in the final, the game was played at White City Stadium as Twickenham was still being built at the time.

As only one medal was awarded to the side the team drew straws for who should take it home which Wedge won, the medal can still be viewed on show today at St.Ives R.F.C.


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