Players & Staff at The Cornish Pirates...
DoB – 4th December 1992
Birthplace – Macclesfield
Height – 6’ 1” (1.85m)
Weight – 19st 5lbs (123kg)
Position – Prop
Honours – England Students
Cheshire-born and raised, Sam joined the Cornish Pirates on a two-year contract ahead of the 2019/20 season,
He was educated at Wilmslow High School and then Leeds Beckett University, where his foundation degree was in Business Studies. As for his club rugby that has been played for Wilmslow, Macclesfield, Ealing Trailfinders and Jersey Reds from where he signed for the Cornish Pirates.
Sam played in the semi-final of The Daily Mail Cup during his time at Wilmslow High School and he later, in 2015, was a member of the Leeds Beckett University side that won the BUCS (British Universities & Colleges Sport) final played at Twickenham.
Recording a 31-23 victory against Loughborough, fellow ‘Pirate’ Will Cargill skippered the team and of extra interest both Sam and Will also played together in the same England Students side.
As a youngster Sam enjoyed watching former England prop Andrew Sheridan play at Sale Sharks, whilst another sporting interest in his youth was cricket, playing at local club level for Macclesfield and Prestbury.
In his first 2019/20 season with the Cornish Pirates, Sam made 13 appearances for the club. Then, as an ever present he made 11 more in 2020/21, to take his games tally to 24.
Jersey, Ealing, Leeds Beckett, Macclesfield, Wilmslow
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?
Ashes test match
What training drill do you dread the most?
Any fitness test
If you could be any other team mate for a week who would it be and why?
AJ Cant - fast and good looking
Tell us something that the supporters may not already know about you?
I gave flowers to the queen
Where is your favourite place in cornwall?
If you were not working in high performance sport what job/career would you like to do?