Players & Staff at The Cornish Pirates...
DoB – 26th May 1991
Birthplace – Truro
Height – 6′ (1.83m)
Weight – 17st 4lbs (110kg)
Position – Hooker
Honours – Cornwall, England U19s Academies, England Counties
A product of the Penzance & Newlyn RFC’s youth section, Tom initially developed his rugby through the club and at Mounts Bay School, as did his younger brother Luke.
As a mobile and powerful front-rower, Tom impressed at various age group levels for Cornwall and the SW, whilst an early highlight was in 2009 when he scored a try for Truro College in their impressive 39-18 win against St. Peter’s (Gloucester) in the final of the prestigious Daily Mail RBS Cup competition, played at Twickenham.
In 2009-10, when a member of the Exeter Chiefs England Rugby Academy, Tom had a loan spell playing for Redruth in National One. It provided him with worthy senior experience ahead of him first joining the Cornish Pirates in 2010, where in two seasons he made 21 appearances.
Continuing his development, prior to his return to the Cornish Pirates in 2017, Tom had gained further experience again at Redruth and at Plymouth Albion, whilst he had also played for England Counties and was proudly a member of Cornwall’s 2016 County Championship winning side.
Because of injury, both the 2017/18 and 2018/19 seasons proved frustrating for Tom, however when fit he was a fully committed and stand-out performer who has now taken his games tally for the club to 46.
Plymouth & Redruth
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?
Figure Skating Championships
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?
Nico because he's my twin
Tell us something that the supporters may not already know about you?
After completing surfing last year, I taught myself to paddle board
Where is your favourite place in cornwall?
Swordfish Inn, Newlyn
If you were not working in high performance sport what job/career would you like to do?