Penzance & Newlyn RFC
The Pirates Rugby Club
Club History - Pirates Players
Geoffrey Rowe - 'Jethro'

Jethro’s rugby interest was nurtured at Cape Cornwall School - a then primitive rugby academy in the far west of Cornwall! - under the guidance of Derek Small who helped produce other famous Pirate characters such as Colin ‘Dumbo’ Dymond and Graham ‘Granite’ Waters.

He played in St. Just’s first-ever match back in 1967 and then in 1970 had his first spell with the Pirates.

Jethro played his 100th match for us in 1974-75 and then became a popular professional entertainer, well-known to Westward TV’s ‘Treasure Hunt’ viewers.

He lived then at Wadebridge but returned to play a further 20 games for the Pirates in 1979-80 as a respected and stocky prop-forward.

Over the years, through his profession, he became better-known to a wider audience, but, much to his credit, he has not forgotten his roots (Denzil wouldn’t let ‘un!) and he has happy memories of St. Just (his school, the rugby club and the Operatic Society) and of his times with the Pirates.

Geoffrey Rowe - 'Jethro'
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