Players & Staff at The Cornish Pirates...
DoB – 7th May 1997
Birthplace – Cardiff
Height – 6’ (1.83m)
Weight – 15st 10lbs (100kg)
Position/s – Hooker/Backrow
Honours – Wales U16s (captain)/Wales U20s
It was confirmed in June 2021 that hooker Syd had signed a one-year contract with the Cornish Pirates.
Educated at Cathedral School in Cardiff and later at Hartpury College, Syd then attended Loughborough University and has also been a postgraduate student at the University of Reading.
A former Wales under 16s (captain) and under 20s player, he enjoyed his junior rugby with Llandaff RFC, was a successful captain of Hartpury College, and has also in the past played for Bath Academy, Loughborough University, Cinderford, and Ampthill from where he had successfully converted from backrow to hooker before joining the Cornish Pirates.
Reference his developing rugby career, Syd especially appreciated the support of his late father, Steve Blackmore. A former Cardiff and Wales prop, who featured for Wales in the 1987 Five Nations and Rugby World Cup, Steve always motivated Syd to play at the highest standard possible.
And Syd’s hobbies? He will be okay to play golf in Cornwall, however skiing is clearly out of the question!
Ampthill, Loughborough, Cinderford and Bath Senior Academy
What item can you not travel without when on an away trip?
A deck of cards
If you could attend any sporting event in the world, what would it be?
Euro 2020 final - FORZA ITALIA
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?
Bear Williams - just to see what goes through his head!
Tell us something that the supporters may not already know about you?
I love to ski and snowboard
Where is your favourite place in cornwall?
If you were not working in high performance sport what job/career would you like to do?