Players & Staff at The Cornish Pirates...
Having first played rugby for Burnham-on-Sea at the age of eight, Chris later went to Millfield School and then Cardiff University, before signing for Bristol ‘Shoguns’ and making his Premiership debut against Wasps in 2001/02.
A former England U18s (Clubs) player, Chris impressed when he was briefly on loan to the Pirates in 2005-06, as he did again for two years after when playing against us for Newbury Blues.
With his signature then captured by us in 2008, Chris was really excited about joining the Cornish Pirates and he has been a great contributor ever since, both on and off the field. A number of club awards received over the years have included such as the ‘John Stirling Cup for Commitment’, the ‘Player of the Year’, and the ‘Players’ Player of the Year’, whilst the British & Irish Cup winner with the team in 2010 has also had the honour of skippering the Pirates in recent seasons and playing for the Barbarians against Heriot’s in 2014.
Throughout his time with the Cornish Pirates, playing mostly in the back-row but more recently at lock, Chris has indeed been an inspirational performer who, by the end of the 2017/18 season, had taken his games tally for the club to 227.
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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?
The Super Bowl
What training drill do you dread the most?
Fitness test closely followed by any kind of contact
If you could be any other team mate for a week who would it be and why?
John Stevens, he is a good guy and I would like to see what goes on in his mind for a day let alone a week!
Tell us something that the supporters may not already know about you?
I was in a band at school and played bass guitar (badly). But we weren't as good as The Black Jackets!
Where is your favourite place in cornwall?
If you were not working in high performance sport what job/career would you like to do?
I honestly don't know and can't imagine doing anything else. I would have probably joined the forces but I am too old for that now!