Players & Staff at The Cornish Pirates...
DoB – 9th June 1997
Birthplace – Taunton
Height – 6’ 4” (1.93m)
Weight – 18st 2lbs (116kg)
Position – Lock/back row
Honours – England U16/18/20s
Dual-registered with Exeter Chiefs, Josh is a powerful forward who has come through their Academy.
Initially starting out under the guidance of Rob Gibson at Bicton College, he was sent out to hometown club Taunton Titans to glean some much-needed experience at senior level in the National Leagues.
Sadly, a succession of injuries curtailed his development for at least a year, before he worked his back to full fitness at the start of 2016/17.
To gain experience at a higher level, Jack was dual registered with the Cornish Pirates where he quickly made an impression. He featured in 15 matches, whilst he also made his senior Chiefs debut in the Anglo-Welsh Cup win against the Cardiff Blues in November 2016.
Josh played for England under 20s in the 2017 Junior World Championships, and he was also part of their Six Nations winning squad.
Following his first season associated with the Pirates, Josh was dual registered again in both 2017/18 and 2018/19, taking his total appearances for the club to 64.
At the start of the 2019/20 campaign he played his rugby solely for Exeter Chiefs in the Premiership Rugby Cup and in the ‘A’ League, before in January 2020 it was confirmed that he was making another ‘dual registered’ return to the Pirates. Cornish Pirates’ coach Alan Paver commented:
We are over the moon to see someone of his quality make a return. Josh has been a fantastic performer for us, and Exeter, and is also popular with members of our squad.