Players & Staff at The Cornish Pirates...
DoB – 5th March 2001
Birthplace – Paddington
Height – 6ft 1″ (1.85m)
Weight – 16st 5lbs (104kg)
Position/s – Backrow
It was announced in July 2021 that Paddington-born Bear had signed a one-year contract with the Cornish Pirates.
Bear first played rugby as a nine-year-old at Pulborough rugby club, after his family had moved from South London to West Sussex. Educated at Cranleigh school in Surrey, he was a Harlequins Academy member until the age of 15, has played for Rosslyn Park and, for a short stint, for Marist St. Pats RFC in Wellington, New Zealand.
Influences during Bear’s career have been his always supportive parents, his school head coach Andy Houston, and former Fijian international and strength coach Netani Talei.
Besides rugby, at the age of 14 Bear was a Surrey age group javelin champion, whilst when younger he was also a two-time English champion at Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
As for hobbies, he likes to go paddle boarding, plus he likes to surf, albeit not particularly well – yet!
Rosslyn Park, Marist St Pats (NZ)
What item can you not travel without when on an away trip?
If you could attend any sporting event in the world, what would it be?
Any UFC fight with Nate Diaz
What training drill do you dread the most?
If you could be any other team mate for a week who would it be and why?
AJ Cant because he's a good looking rooster
Tell us something that the supporters may not already know about you?
I'm a quarter Greek
Where is your favourite place in cornwall?
If you were not working in high performance sport what job/career would you like to do?
Pro surfer... if i could surf!