Players & Staff at The Cornish Pirates...
DoB – 16th July 1997
Birthplace – Consett
Height – 6’ (1.82m)
Weight – 13st 1 lbs (83kg)
Position – Scrum-half
Honours – Scotland U20s, England Commonwealth Youth 7s,
England U18 counties
Born in Consett, in the north-west county of Durham, Ruaridh, who signed for the Cornish Pirates from Newcastle Falcons in 2019, began his rugby journey as a student at Newcastle School for Boys, and also at Blaydon RFC.
He was selected to play for Northumberland county at under 16, 17 and 18 levels as well as for the Tri-County under 16s, North of England under 18s and England under 18 Counties when they won the Tri-Nations championship beating France and Ireland.
A member of the Newcastle Falcons Junior Academy, Ruaridh signed his first professional contract in 2015, going on to represent the Falcons at the Singha Premiership Rugby 7s later that summer before being called up to the England Sevens team at the Youth Commonwealth Games in Samoa.
Having featured for the Falcons first team during 2015/16 pre-season and playing in the Premiership, Ruaridh went on to play for Scotland under 20s, for whom he qualifies through his parents.
He also represented the Scots in the 2017 Junior World Championship in Georgia, playing against eventual champions New Zealand.
Blaydon RFC, Newcastle Falcons
What item can you not travel without when on an away trip?
Headphones and Phone
If you could attend any sporting event in the world, what would it be?
Champions League Final
What training drill do you dread the most?
Anything with contact
Tell us something that the supporters may not already know about you?
I can do the worm with my eyebrows
Where is your favourite place in cornwall?
If you were not working in high performance sport what job/career would you like to do?