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It was announced at the end of September 2018 that Zac had joined the Cornish Pirates on a dual-registration agreement with Worcester Warriors.
A Worcester player from the age of 14, after becoming a member of the Premiership side’s Senior Academy in 2016/17, Zac made his senior debut in October that season in the European Challenge Cup. He played in Russia against Enisei-STM and a week later featured against Brive at Sixways.
Zac, unfortunately, then missed the majority on that 2016/17 season because of injury and the whole of the 2017/18 campaign. However, promoted to Worcester Warriors’ first-team set-up in the summer of 2018, and having returned to match fitness playing in Wellington, New Zealand, he arrived in Cornwall keen to make his mark and develop still further as a player.
And the name ‘Xiourouppa’? Answer – It is Cypriot via his dad’s side of the family.