Players & Staff at The Cornish Pirates...
Joining the Cornish Pirates in 2017, prop forward Christian had put pen to paper on a two- year contract.
Educated at Callington Community College and later the University of York, Christian was well known in Cornwall, having previously played National League rugby for the Cornish All Blacks. He also featured for Cornwall’s County Championship winning side in 2015, and then spent a season playing for Plymouth Albion before his move to Bedford. A Championship winner again with Cornwall in 2016, he has also played for England Counties.
Christian’s dad helped coach him at youth level, and his brothers James and William have also played the game.
Ahead of his move into professional rugby, Christian worked as a Business Analyst for a property firm. As for hobbies, he is a big fan of all kinds of music, and used to play the guitar, although, in his own words, he is now “very much out of practice!”
And how did his first season with the Cornish Pirates go? Well, as an ever-present in the side he made an admirable 32 appearances as a more than solid front-row performer.
Cornish All Blacks, Plymouth Albion, Bedford Blues
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?
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?
Greg Sammons, so that I could watch rather than partake in the Yoyo test
Tell us something that the supporters may not already know about you?
I had a trial for Plymouth Argyle when I was 10, unsurprisingly I didn't get in!
Where is your favourite place in cornwall?
Got to stick with my hometown on this one and say Launceston
If you were not working in high performance sport what job/career would you like to do?
Prior to rugby I was interested in pursuing a career in Management Consultancy so I would probably look to do something like that.