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With their playing season over, the Cornish Pirates can now officially confirm that scrum-half Alex Day has signed a contract to join Saracens.
Now aged 26, Alex joined the Cornish Pirates from Northampton Saints in 2015. All but an ever present since, the former England under 20s player made 114 appearances for the club. He was also, at the end of the 2017/18 season, voted the Cornish Pirates ‘Player’s Player of the Year’.
Speaking highly of Alex, Cornish Pirates co-coach Gavin Cattle said:
We are naturally sad to see Alex go, as he has been a top performer for us who of no surprise caught the eye of Premiership clubs.
Saracens should be a really good fit for his kicking game because he has proven especially over the last two seasons that his kicking is a real weapon.
Besides being a real good squad member, Alex is also a player who we will miss as a character around the club. He has a big sense of humour and is one of those individuals who plays a big part not just on but also off the pitch.
We wish him all the best and look forward to him pulling on that Sarries shirt, as another product of the Pirates to go on and play top level rugby.
Extra news from the Cornish Pirates confirms that three weeks after announcing the signing of 24-year-old fly-half Craig Willis on a two-year contract, through a mutual agreement made with Ealing Trailfinders the player will not now be joining the Pirates.
Having on Saturday played their last game in the 2018/19 season, the Cornish Pirates will soon be able to update their squad news. This will list players staying and leaving and will include new signings to date. Also, in the coming weeks, the names of more new faces will be announced.
The Pirates were sorry to hear that a former player and official, Ken Thomas, passed away at Ponsandane Care Home on Friday 22nd October, aged 92 years.
With reference to this Saturday’s league encounter against Coventry – kick-off at 2.30pm remember - the following information is hopefully of use for supporters.
Many will be aware that the name Blackbeard is associated with a famous Pirate of centuries past, so in consideration of the same it is considered wholly appropriate that a modern-day Pirate, Cornish Pirates’ winger Alex O’Meara, has set up his own coffee business – called ‘BlackBeard Coffee’.