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Introduced to rugby at Richard Lander School, aged 13, Tom skippered the school’s team that reached the National Schools Rugby Sevens finals in 1996, and he also started playing at Redruth, an inside centre then for their under 14s.
When stepping up to play Colts rugby, Tom became a back-rower who would start his senior rugby playing career with the ‘Reds’ in 2009-10. He made 37 appearances in his first two seasons, and after Mark Bright departed to London Scottish really came into his own, blossoming into a similarly talismanic figure, and becoming a prolific try-scorer.
After officially joining the Pirates in December, 2012, repeated injuries continually frustrated and hampered Tom’s quite clear potential to shine at Championship level, so it is of considerable credit that he battled through serious set-backs and steadily built his fitness to in the past two seasons truly impress. Indeed, taking his overall games tally by the end of 2016-17 to 55, he once again displayed his try-scoring credentials – notching up an impressive 15 in last season alone.
Dunks, Sticky Mitz, Mitch, Shaggy
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?
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?
Alex Day because he says he gets paid the most
Tell us something that the supporters may not already know about you?
I like drone racing
Where is your favourite place in cornwall?
If you were not working in high performance sport what job/career would you like to do?