Players & Staff at The Cornish Pirates...
It was confirmed early in August, 2013, that back-rower John had signed for the Cornish Pirates. The youngest son of former Pirate ‘Stack’ Stevens, he is a product of the club’s youth section.
John made 16 appearances for the Cornish Pirates in his first three seasons, which was a period when he also enjoyed regular match action playing for Redruth in National 2 South, He then featured in 14 more games by the end of 2016/17, taking his tally to 30.
Educated at Bolitho School and then Truro School, John is a past recipient of the ‘Mischler Memorial Cup’, awarded in a given year for his contribution when he played for the Cornwall Schools under 18s side. John’s success delighted the then Chairman and President of the Old Truronians Association, Roger Harris, as the former Cornwall hooker played many games for the county alongside John’s father.
John’s older brother Sam also came up through the Pirates youth section, and we mustn’t forget that their grandfather Geoff Vingoe starred for Penzance & Newlyn RFC in his day, and was also a fine ‘sevens’ player.
What item can you not travel without when on an away trip?
Deck of cards
If you could attend any sporting event in the world, what would it be?
Ashes series in Aus
What training drill do you dread the most?
Yoyo and fitness
If you could be any other team mate for a week who would it be and why?
Nico De Battista so I could speak Spanish
Tell us something that the supporters may not already know about you?
I am a National Show Jumping Champion
Where is your favourite place in cornwall?
If you were not working in high performance sport what job/career would you like to do?