Players & Staff at The Cornish Pirates...
DoB 28th Apr 1989
Birthplace Crewe (Cheshire)
Honours Scottish Exiles (Colts level), Cheshire, England Students
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 five seasons in Cornwall, Will made 110 appearances for the club, and in the process amassed 576 points. He has also been a trophy winner, having been presented with the ‘Sportsman of the Year’ award at the end of the 2018/19 season, and then being named ‘Clubman of the Year’ for 2019/20.
Although rugby is his main sport, Will enjoys and plays tennis to a fair standard, and he is also a gifted musician.
Cargs or Raj
Sandbach RUFC, Leeds Beckett University, Yorkshire 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 Simon or Gareth. sports massages can be painful!
If you could be any other team mate for a week who would it be and why?
Ex pirate Bar Bartlett. I would love to know what goes through his head. 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.