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The Cornish Pirates announced in May, 2015, that Will had signed for the club.
A former Sandbach RUFC youth player, in addition ‘Cargs’ played for Sandbach School and was also selected for two tours with the Scottish Exiles whilst at Colts level.
As a senior player he played seven seasons at fly-half for Sandbach, helping them gain promotion to National League 3. He also represented Cheshire at county level and was a senior academy player with Yorkshire Carnegie.
Playing three seasons for Leeds Beckett University, the latter two as captain, was an enjoyable experience, and in March, 2015, he proudly led them to a stunning 31-23 points victory against Loughborough University in the BUCS final.
2015 was clearly a memorable year for Will, for besides signing for the Cornish Pirates he had been presented with the BUCS Player of the Year award, was named as Leeds Beckett’s Sportsman of the Year, and had also played for England Students.
In his first two seasons in Cornwall, Will made 42 appearances for the club, and in the process amassed 173 points.
Although rugby is his main sport, Will enjoys and plays tennis to a fair standard, and is also a gifted musician. Indeed, as a singer/guitarist, in 2016-17 he formed with playing colleague Bar Bartlett and former physio Dan Mannix a group called ‘The Black Jackets’.
Cargs or Raj
Sandbach RUFC, Leeds Carnegie
What item can you not travel without when on an away trip?
I cannot travel without coffee
If you could attend any sporting event in the world, what would it be?
Either a lions tour or the ashes in Australia
What training drill do you dread the most?
I don't really dread any training drills, but I don't look forward to physio with Paul or Gareth. Sports massages can be painful!
If you could be any other team mate for a week who would it be and why?
Bar Bartlett. I would love to know what goes through his head sometimes. He also believes he's a turkey sometimes and that interests me a lot.
Tell us something that the supporters may not already know about you?
I'm still progressing with my guitar lessons off Bar and I am also trying to learn Spanish with the help of Nico De Battista
Where is your favourite place in cornwall?
BBQ at Gwenver when the suns setting
If you were not working in high performance sport what job/career would you like to do?
Honestly I think I would like to be a footballer, the money is good and I would enjoy the training. Plus I love being involved in a team.