Alan Prescott Medal commissioned

Former Lions captain, the late Alan Prescott will be honoured in the highest way with the Rugby Football League commissioning an exclusive silver medal in his name to be awarded to the 'Man of the Series' in the Think! Road Safety Ashes Test Series.

Alan Prescott played 28 test matches for the Lions and became an immortal, showing true national pride when he played for 67 minutes with a broken arm in the victorious second Test against Australia at Brisbane in 1958. His constant desire never to let his team down is something that the RFL is hoping all of the 2003 Lions side will adopt.

Chris Green, the Rugby Football League's Marketing Director, said: "Test Rugby has delivered so many heroes to Rugby League in almost 100 years of history.

"Alan Prescott has a special place in that history and it is fitting that his memory now has something to mark his achievements within the special occasions that are Test matches in this country between Great Britain and Australia".

The Alan Prescott Medal will be awarded at the end of the season and the winner will be decided by a panel of the media who have attended all three 2003 Think! Road Safety Tests.

After the 2003 Think! Road Safety Series it is intended that the medal will be awarded to all subsequent series involving Great Britain and Australia.