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DoB – 24th Apr 1997
Birthplace – Taunton
Height – 5’ 10” (1.80m)
Weight – 15st 6lbs (98kg)
Position – Hooker
Honours – England U18s
Dan signed for the Cornish Pirates at the end of 2017/18 after having enjoyed two loan spells from Taunton during the season.
Injuries in the squad first led to Dan arriving on loan and making an immediate impact when scoring a try in a 24-17 win at home to Bedford Blues at the start of December. Indeed, in his first loan spell the former North Petherton and Bath Academy player scored two tries in five starting appearances, besides also being voted St. Austell Brewery’s ‘Tribute’ Player of the Month for December.
Returning for a second spell before the season’s end, Dan further impressed when featuring in five more matches, as he did in his first full 2018/19 season for the Pirates. Indeed, he not only still made 20 more appearances to take his tally to 30 but continued to display his try-scoring credentials, registering five in the Championship and one in the Cup.
The start of the 2019/20 season saw ‘Frosty’ hampered by a hand injury, however back to full fitness the robust and gifted young hooker made a further 15 appearances to take his overall total to 45. Seen as someone who has the X-factor and always gives 100 per cent, it was also of no surprise that he was named the winner of The Roger Pascoe Cup for being the adjudged Supporters’ Player of the Season.
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?
World Cup Football Final
What training drill do you dread the most?
any fitness test
If you could be any other team mate for a week who would it be and why?
Tom Duncan - see what hes thinking
Tell us something that the supporters may not already know about you?
I can neck a pint in 3 seconds
Where is your favourite place in cornwall?
If you were not working in high performance sport what job/career would you like to do?
Own my own clothes shop