Gavin Cattle Scrum Half

Gavin Cattle

Player Coach / Scrum Half


Gavin Cattle - Scrum Half & Player Coach

Gavin Cattle - Scrum HalfGavin Cattle - Scrum Half

With his leadership, experience and celebrated left foot Gavin was regularly selected scrum half in the Championship’s so-called ‘Dream Team.

By the end of the 2012-13 season he had been an Olympic torchbearer, skippered the Championship side against the Maori All Blacks and amassed 193 appearance for the Pirates

Although frustrated with injury during the 2013/14 season he did however pass the 200 games mark for the club, and was appointed as Player/Coach on a two year contract from June, 2014.

Besides coaching and making six more appearances for the Pirates in 2014/15, Gavin was also honoured to play for the Barbarians at Bath in the Annual Remembrance Day fixture against the Combined Services.

The term legend is rather a clich√© but to Pirates fans ‘Captain Gav’ definitely is one

Year of Birth: 1980
Nationality: Welsh
Birthplace: Bridgend
Height: 5' 9" (1.75m)
Weight: 13st 5lbs (85kg)
Position: Scrum Half
Previous Clubs: Birmingham, Orrell, Rotherham, Pirates, Scarlets
Honours: Welsh Students, Lancashire, England Counties.
Signed 2004
Debut Sep 2004 v Pertemps Bees (L)

The first time the Pirates met Welshman Gavin Cattle he was orchestrating a rampant Orrell team on the Mennaye in 2003. 

The following summer his fellow countryman Kevin Moseley brought him to Cornwall where he linked up with yet another Welshman in Lee Jarvis.

Tough, competitive and a superb tactician and leader, Gavin has had two separate spells with the Pirates.

The first culminated in him captaining Jim McKay’s team which beat Exeter in the EDF Final at Twickenham, after which he joined Llanelli Scarlets as understudy to the then current international scrum half Dwayne Peel.

Returning to the Pirates just two years later he was immediately re-installed as club captain and then led the team to the B&I Cup triumph in 2010 followed by two consecutive Championship Finals in the past couple of seasons.

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