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Gerald Luke

Posted: January 20, 2018
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All associated with the Pirates will be sorry to hear the news that one of the club’s true ‘greats’, Gerald Luke, has passed away.

After playing for England Schools under 15s in 1948-49, centre Gerald made his 1st XV debut for the Pirates in 1950 at the tender age of just 15.

He was a senior England trialist in 1959, played for Cornwall & Devon against the Wallabies in 1957-58, and was capped 40 times for Cornwall (1954-63).

Making 378 appearances for the Pirates, and in the process scoring 140 tries, Gerald was also a successful club captain in 1962-63, who in later years coached the Pirates at both youth team and senior level.

Condolences are expressed to his wife Wendy, and family, at this difficult time, with a further update reference funeral news to be confirmed in due course.