Players & Staff at The Cornish Pirates...
The Cornish Pirates captured the signature of Canadian international Brett at the end of April 2015, on a contract that saw him cross the River Tamar from relegated Plymouth Albion.
Starting his rugby at the age of 12 for the Lindsay Rugby Football Club, he was educated at Lindsay Collegiate & Vocational Institute and at Shawnigan Lake School (the same school as fellow ‘Canuck’ Matt Evans attended). He also played at the University of Victoria for four years, as well as representing Ontario Blues.
Family support has always been forthcoming and there have certainly been influences, as Brett comes from a very athletic background. His dad was an ice hockey player and an uncle, Jeff Beukeboom, had an extremely successful National Hockey League (NHL) career. More recently, Brett has not only captained Canada but also proudly played alongside his younger brother Matt, who debuted for Canada in the 2017 Americas Rugby Championship.
Brett made his debut for the Pirates immediately post the 2015 Rugby World Cup, and by the end of the 2017/18 season he had made 58 appearances for the club.
Lindsay Gryphons, University of Victoria, Plymouth Albion
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?
Stanley Cup Final or The Superbowl
What training drill do you dread the most?
The warm up
If you could be any other team mate for a week who would it be and why?
Paul Cremin (physio) becaus ehe is a very festive guy
Tell us something that the supporters may not already know about you?
I am a vampire expert
Where is your favourite place in cornwall?
If you were not working in high performance sport what job/career would you like to do?
Snapping necks and cashing cheques