Darren Barry  Lock

Darren Barry



Darren Barry - Lock

Squad Archive 2014/15

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Darren Barry - Lock Darren Barry - Lock

Bristolian Darren joined us in July, 2012, swapping the Memorial Stadium Bristol for the Mennaye Field, Penzance.

He made his Bristol debut when the Pirates were beaten 60-15 at Camborne in May 2010 and made his 50th appearance for 'Briz' when the Pirates won 50-22 in the British & Irish Cup at the Mennaye Field in September 2011.

On his arrival in Cornwall Darren was studying for a foundation degree in Sports and Exercise.

Combined with his considerable potential to excel on the rugby field, he was expected to do well, and he did. In his first season with Pirates he made 28 appearances.

Year of Birth: 1990
Nationality: English
Birthplace: Bristol
Height: 6' 6" (1.98m)
Weight: 17st 9lbs (112kg)
Position: Lock
Previous Clubs: Clifton, Bristol
Honours: England U19s
Signed 2012
Debut Loughborough Students (H) Friendly 11/8/12

Season's Stats

Season Starts Rep Tries Cons Pens Drop Pts
2012/13 All 18 7 1 0 0 0 5
Friendlies 12/13 2 1 0 0 0 0 0

Darren Barry - Lock

Darren played his first A league game for Bristol agedĀ  just 17, when he competed against the then England and Wasps lock Tom Palmer.

In total he made over 60 appearances for Bristol in all competitions, including the A league.

At Filton College - whilst studying for his A levels - he captained the rugby side which included Toby Faletau of Wales and won the National Schools' Rugby Festival.

Many players who have competed in the festival over the past 22 years have gone onto become legends of the English game. This includes  players such as Andy Goode, Ollie Morgan, Nick Duncombe, Ian Davey and Tom  Varndell to name just a few.

Head of Rugby at Filton College Andrew Webb speaking of Barry ahead of a Daily Mail Under 18s Cup match said: " Darren Barry is doing a great job captaining a side which is very balanced.”

At youth level Darren also played for Old Redcliffians and later coached not just the under 18s side, but also helped coach their senior side alongside Bristol team mate Saul Nelson.

He has also enjoyed a loan spell at Clifton, where his athleticism and ball-winning ability made him a stand out player.

On his arrival in Cornwall, Darren - the son of Derrick Barry who played for Bath in the late 70s and early 80s - was studying for an Open University degree in Sports and Exercise.