Players & Staff at The Cornish Pirates...
Laurence’s early rugby was played for South Molton RFC, aged seven, and then at Barnstaple from the age of 10.
Senior school education took him to King’s College at Taunton, where there is a vast array of extra-curricular activities. He sat his GCSEs and A levels (business, PE and Design and technology) there, but rugby was also naturally important. Cricket too had a focus, which is of no surprise for a young sportsman who represented Devon’s age groups through five years and has also played for Sandford CC in Devon’s Premier League. He has also during his time in Cornwall played for St. Just.
Initially joining the Cornish Pirates back in 2014 on dual-registration with Exeter Chiefs, Laurence had played for Exeter Chiefs Academy sides and for Newton Abbot in National Three South. He had also just finished a year concentrating on an HND in Sports Performance at Bicton College.
Since the 2014-15 season, during which his dual-registration ended and he signed full-time for the Pirates, Laurence made 72 appearances for the club by the end of April 2017. In the process he had also amassed an impressive total of 428 points.
Exeter Chiefs & Newton Abbot
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?
NFL Super Bowl
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?
Gareth (physio) because he gets to stand and watch when fitness tests are happening
Tell us something that the supporters may not already know about you?
I don't like chocolate
Where is your favourite place in cornwall?
If you were not working in high performance sport what job/career would you like to do?