Westholme, Alexandra Road,

Penzance, Cornwall, TR18 4LY

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Craig

Mitchell

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Craig

Mitchell

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Starts

3

Rep

3

Position

Prop

Weight

113kg

Height

6ft 1

Born

1986

Biography

DoB – 3rd May 1986
Birthplace – Neath
Height – 6’ 1” (1.85m)
Weight – 18st 10lbs (113kg)
Position – Prop
Honours – Wales U16/18/19/21, Wales (15 appearances 2009-13)

It was announced in June 2019 that former Welsh international tight-head prop Craig had signed for the Cornish Pirates on a two-year contract.

Educated at Dwr-y-Felin Comprehensive School in Neath, Craig played his early rugby for Tonna RFC before playing senior rugby for Neath and as a teenager making a first of 31 appearances for the Ospreys regional side. Also, as many will be aware, he is a former Exeter ‘Chief’ who moved to Devon from Swansea in 2011, and then signed for Cardiff Blues in 2014.

In 2016 Craig signed for Newport Gwent Dragons, playing a season there ahead of next joining Yorkshire Carnegie for whom, following recovery from an injury, he made six appearances near the end of the 2017-18 campaign. A short-term deal then saw him move briefly to Newcastle Falcons for the start of the 2018-19 season, and then it was back to Yorkshire Carnegie from where he joined the Cornish Pirates.

Reflecting on his international career, after being capped for Wales at youth levels, including captaining the under 19s squad, Craig proudly won the first of his 15 senior caps on a summer tour to America and Canada in 2009.

Nationality:

Welsh

Nicknames:

Mitch

Previous Clubs:

Ospreys, Exeter Chiefs, Cardiff Blues, Dragons, Leeds, Newcastle

Rugby Idol?

Kees Meeuws or Trev Leota

What item can you not travel without when on an away trip?

Handsfree iPhone Holder

If you could attend any sporting event in the world, what would it be?

A Full Lions Tour

What training drill do you dread the most?

Dune Running or Swimming

Tell us something that the supporters may not already know about you?

I'm a keen squash player

Where is your favourite place in cornwall?

Pool - haven't actually been anywhere else yet

If you were not working in high performance sport what job/career would you like to do?

A bailiff/Policeman

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