Stuart Is Sponsored By The Yacht Inn
The Yacht Inn at Penzance is the ideal place to enjoy true Cornish hospitality. We offer good food which is locally sourcedand prepared to the highest standard by our experienced chef. Our comfortable rooms are tastefully decorated with en-suite, TV and tea and coffee making facilities and most have superb scenic views over the beautiful bay towards St Micheal's Mount.
Stuart Townsend - Scrum Half
He joins us on dual registration with Exeter Chiefs where he made his senior debut for the Chiefs in an LV=Cup match against London Welsh in 2013 and was capped earlier this year for England under 20s.
Stuart is a scrum-half with considerable potential and an eye for the try-line and in his first five games for England under 18s scored five tries.
Last season, his first at the Cornish Pirates, he made 13 appearances.
|Year of Birth:||1995|
|Weight:||87kg (13st 9lb)|
|Previous Clubs:||Kingsbridge RFC, Exeter Chiefs|
|Honours:||Devon U16, SW U16, England U16s - 20s|
Stuart, who first played for Kingsbridge RFC from the U6s side upwards, was educated at Kingsbridge Primary and Community College before attending Ivybridge Community College, where he has studied for a BTEC in Sports Performance and Excellence.
His early mentor was school coach Gary Burman, whilst Ricky Pellow and Rob Gibson have helped develop his game still further at Exeter Chiefs
Memorable matches, among many already played in by Stuart, include his England under 16s debut versus Italy, plus winning the National Cup final in Year 7 at Twickenham when he scored the vital try.