Players & Staff at The Cornish Pirates...
DoB – 6th Dec 1990
Birthplace – Truro
Height – 6′ 4” (1.93m)
Weight – 20st (127kg)
Position – Prop
Honours – Cornwall age groups, South West U18s, South West
Shortly after the Cornish Pirates announced in 2013 that prop Paul Andrew was departing to Worcester, it was confirmed that younger brother Jack was promptly due at the Mennaye Field. Arriving from Plymouth Albion, he had also previously played for Exeter Chiefs and the Cornish All Blacks.
Jack started playing rugby, aged 11, at St. Austell RFC, before later moving to Truro at under 15s level. He then became a member of the South West Academy at Truro College and in 2009 was captain of the college side that lifted the Daily Mail RBS Schools Cup in the final played at Twickenham, when St. Peter’s School from Gloucester were beaten 39-18.
Coaches who had influenced Jack included Ricky Pellow, Robin Cowling, Will Davis and Plymouth Albion’s James Owen, whilst Jack and Paul’s dad also naturally gave them encouragement, having played for the Cornwall Fire Brigade and combination services.
When speaking ahead of his move to the Mennaye Field, Jack felt that it was the right place to be as he strived to improve still further, which has most certainly been the case.
All but an ever present in recent seasons, he is a truly experienced squad member who by the end of the 2019/20 season had taken his games tally to 168 – comfortably more than anyone else in the squad.
Exeter Chiefs & Plymouth Albion
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 Lions Tour
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?
John Stevens - to know what goes on in his head!
Tell us something that the supporters may not already know about you?
I've sat in the same seat in the changing rooms since my first day with the Pirates!
Where is your favourite place in cornwall?
If you were not working in high performance sport what job/career would you like to do?
Ice Cream Man