Darren Dawidiuk - Hooker

Darren Dawidiuk

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Darren Dawidiuk - Hooker


Date of Birth: 21.9.87
Nationality: Cornish
Birthplace: Truro
Height: 5' 11" (1.80m)
Weight: 14st 12lbs (94.4kg)
Position: Hooker
Previous Clubs: Truro
Honours: Cornwall all age groups, England Colleges U19
Debut:  Dec 2006 v Waterloo (L)                    

Season's Stats

Season Starts Rep Tries Cons Pens Drop Pt
2006/07 0 4 0 0 0 0 0
2007/08 1 23 1 0 0 0 5
2008/09 13 14 3 0 0 0 15

Darren Dawidiuk is a highly mobile and skilful young hooker who has already been with Gloucester in the Premiership for three seasons.  

The young Cornishman joined the Pirates Development squad from Truro and immediately made a very positive impression despite being a ‘baby’ in hooking terms as they rarely meet their peak until about 28.

Having made his debut at Camborne as a replacement against Waterloo he made a number of appearances over the next two seasons mainly off the bench.

Darren Dawidiuk

In his third season he made a number of starts but, finding ex-Gloucester hooker Rob Elloway continually barring his way, he elected to move in the opposite direction to Kingsholm.

Initially he had to pay second fiddle to Olivier Azam, but Darren has recently broken into the forefront and made a string of Premiership appearances last season.