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Two More New Faces

Dave Ward & Rob Cook Sign
May 7th 2009

WE advised last week that more signings would be announced to add to the ten names already released, and true to word the names of another two players have now been confirmed.

Joining from Sale Sharks is former Bath and Northampton Saints 23 year old hooker Dave Ward.
From Nuneaton comes 24 year old full-back/fly-half Rob Cook

Dave Ward Hooker
Photo Linda Dawson

Dave Ward Hooker

Bath-born Dave, who had a loan spell at Manchester during the past season and has played for England U21s in the past, is someone who likes to score tries.

Indeed, he was a try-scorer for Northampton when they beat the Cornish Pirates at Camborne in September, 2007.

Dave Ward Profile
D.O.B21st May 1985
Nationality English
Height 5' 9" (1.75m)
Weight 16st (102kg)
Previous clubsBath, Northampton Saints
HonoursEngland U21s


Robert Cook  Robert Cook - Full-Back/Fly-Half

Sporting all-rounder Robert Cook will be joining from Nuneaton.

Rob has recently played full-back for England Counties against Ireland and France, and has also played a leading role for the 'Nuns' in a 2008-09 league campaign which has culminated in them being crowned champions of National Three (North).

A player who is equally at home playing either full-back or fly-half, Rob is also a talented cricketer, who captained Lincolnshire to the Eastern Division title last summer.

For the immediate future, however, Rob will drop the all-rounder tag as he looks forward with ambition to clasp the opportunity of playing full-time professional rugby, and to show the form that has brought him 14 tries for Nuneaton this season.


Rob Cook Profile
D.O.B7th July 1984
Nationality English
Height 6' (1.83m)
Weight 14st (88.9kg)
Previous clubsNuneaton
HonoursEngland Universities,
England Counties

Commenting on the Cornish Pirates two new signings, CEO Rod Coward said:

"We welcome two more talented young players on two year contracts, confident in the belief that both will contribute fully to the Pirates cause."