Joe Beardshaw

Joe Beardshaw

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Joe Beardshaw - Second Row

Date of Birth: 30.10.76
Nationality: English
Birthplace: Norwich
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 17st 5lbs
Position: Second Row
Previous Clubs: London Wasps, Glasgow Warriors
Honours: England 16, 18, 21, Students

Season's Stats

Season Starts Rep Tries Cons Pens Drop Pt
2006/07 30 4 1 0 0 0 5
2007/08 15 1 1 0 0 0 5

Big East Anglian Joe Beardshaw was the central core to the Pirates pack for several seasons. 

Joe Beardshaw - Second Row

As an outstanding schoolboy at Gresham’s School he had played in the same England Schools team as Tom Barlow and Joe Worsley.

Having left school he obtained a BSc in Ergonomics, played some club rugby in New Zealand and then followed Worsley to the Wasps where he made numerous appearances in the Premiership. 

He then had a season with Glasgow in the Magner’s League before joining the Pirates in 2005 on their move to Truro.

He was a virtual ever-present in the side over the next two and a half years (usually alongside first Will James and then Heino Senekal) and played a key role in the EDF win at Twickenham in 2007. 

Tragically he suffered a serious leg injury in December 2007 at Camborne when at the height of his powers. He never played again.