Players & Staff at The Cornish Pirates...
DoB 6th Sept 1996
Height 6’ 5” (1.96m)
Weight: 18st 6lbs (117kg)
Position/s Lock/Blindside flanker
Honours England Students
It was confirmed in May 2023, that for a second year running Swindon-born Will had signed a one-year contract with the Cornish Pirates. In his first season, as all but an ever-present squad member, he had made 25 appearances for the club.
Will’s first rugby was played for his local club Marlborough, and then later at Newbury. He attended Dauntsey’s School in Wiltshire, from where he became involved with Bath Academy for two years, before deciding to go to Bath University.
Graduating from ‘Uni’ in 2018, where he had captained the BUCS Super Rugby team in back-to-back semi-finals and studied Sports and Social Sciences, Will spent two years in the Senior Academy at Bath, was dual registered with Yorkshire Carnegie in 2018/19, and then at Doncaster Knights where he played during the shortened ‘Covid’ season of 2020/21.
Signing next for Gloucester in 2021, picking up a long-term injury in pre-season proved frustrating, although game time was ultimately enjoyed when he was loaned to Hartpury for whom he featured both in the Championship and the Championship Cup.
Will’s family have always been very supportive of his career and growing up he always played rugby with his twin brother Alex, a former University of Birmingham centre.
As for hobbies and general interests, Will is into films/TV series and is also a bit of a gamer when time permits. Photography became an interest during the pandemic period, finding it an enjoyable way to relax away from rugby, as is walking his pet dog and appreciating all that nature offers – especially in a county such as Cornwall!