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Penzance, Cornwall, TR18 4LY

Tel: 01736 331961 Email: info@cornish-pirates.com

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Position

Centre

Weight

94kg

Height

6ft

Biography

As the Cornish Pirates continue to strengthen their squad for the 2018/19 season, it was
confirmed late in May 2018 that centre Rory had signed a one-year contract with the club.
The Australian-born player joined the Pirates from Italian Pro14 side Zebre, having previously represented Munster at youth level and then Irish provincial side Connacht. He had also in the past played for Cork-city based club Sundays Well.

Qualified to play for Australia by birth, plus New Zealand through his father, it was being raised from the age of nine in his mother’s native County Cork that saw Rory capped for Ireland under 19s

Cornish Pirates coach Gavin Cattle commented at the time:

Rory is a young player who has been exposed to two high performing environments in the Pro14 with both Connacht and Zebre. He is a good decision maker in the 13 channel, has a good all-round skill set and will be a fine acquisition to our squad.

Rory was educated at St. Peter’s Community School in Passage West and at Rockwell College in Cashel. He also, when younger, played Gaelic football.

Nationality:

Irish

Previous Clubs:

Connacht, Zebre

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iPad

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NBA Finals

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Fitness Testing

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