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DoB – 31st Dec 1997
Birthplace – Watford
Height – 6’ 7” (2m)
Weight – 18st 4lbs (116kg)
Position – Lock
Honours – England U17s
It was confirmed in May 2018 that young lock Danny was joining the Cornish Pirates.
Educated at Beaumont School, St. Albans, Danny represented Hertfordshire through the age groups and played for England U17s. He became a Saracens Academy member, whilst he has also played for ‘Sarries’ both in the Anglo-Welsh Cup and the ‘A’ league.
During the 2017/18 season Danny, who is a keen student of line-out play, and is also a Arsenal supporter, spent time on loan at his boyhood club Old Albanians.
When Danny signed for the Cornish Pirates, co-coach Alan Paver said the cub was really excited to be signing yet another young prospect who clearly had very good tutelage during his time at Saracens.
As for his first season in Cornwall, in making a total of 22 appearances
Danny displayed an excellent attitude, did well in the contact area and proved quite a handful in the line-out. He was also a good personality around the team.
Further progress was then evident in the following two seasons, during which a further 32 appearances were made, to thus take his overall tally to 54.
At the end of the 2020/21 campaign, Danny was also a proud recipient of both the ‘Most Improved Player’ award and the ‘President’s Cup’ for his contribution made on the field during the season.
Sumner, Saracens, Old Albanians
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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?
World Cup Football Final
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?
Rory Parata - great at Fortnite
Tell us something that the supporters may not already know about you?
I am an Arsenal fan
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 would work for Spotify