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Following the recent good news confirming that hooker Sam Matavesi had signed a new contract for the next two seasons, two more highly gifted Cornish players, full-back Kyle Moyle and wing Robin Wedlake have similarly put pen to paper.
A product of Penzance & Newlyn RFC’s youth section, Kyle, now aged 25 was part of a talented group, including such as Luke Cowan-Dickie and Jack Nowell. Since making his debut for the Pirates in December 2012, and overcoming injuries that at times disrupted his progress, in recent seasons he has proven a scintillating runner and scorer of some super tries. Indeed, Kyle was the club’s ‘Try of the Season’ award winner in both 2014 and 2016, and in making a total of 116 appearances for the Pirates has to date scored 46 tries.
As for Robin, the 24-year-old is a former Redruth, Plymouth Albion and Cornwall player, who has also represented England Counties. Suffering a serious knee injury when playing for ‘Albion’ in a pre-season friendly against the Cornish Pirates in 2017 was a set-back, however having recovered well and since signing for the Pirates this year he has in his first season impressed, scoring 12 tries in just 13 appearances.
Commenting with reference to the duo having each signed for a further two seasons, Cornish Pirates co-coach Gavin Cattle has said:
We are absolutely delighted that Cornishmen Kyle and Robin are on board for another two years.
Transforming our game since his move from wing to full-back, Kyle has been exceptional, and it is awesome to have someone of his quality in the squad.
As for Robin, in his first season he has proven himself a prolific try-scorer and has given us some real firepower. He has ability to beat people one on one and his strength in contact is also outstanding.
Confirming the names of eight players who will not be with the Cornish Pirates next season
The Cornish Pirates can confirm that wing Alex O’Meara has again put pen to paper
Maliq Holden has signed a further one-year contract at the club.