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Cornish Pirates Player Update

Posted: March 4, 2019
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The Cornish Pirates can confirm that following a knee injury suffered in the recent Championship Cup semi-final game played at Ealing, full-back Kyle Moyle has been ruled out of action for the remainder on the season. The unfortunate injury is a blow both for Kyle and the club, as he has been in truly outstanding form this season, accumulating a total of 16 tries in his 24 appearances.

Kyle will be undergoing an operation for an identified anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury, with one and all wishing him well in his recovery.

Player News Update

Further general player news confirms the following:

Jordan Payne

Having not made an appearance for the Cornish Pirates since his arrival in Cornwall back in July last year, it is pleasing that centre Jordan has recovered from a back injury and made a first match appearance of the season on loan to Redruth on Saturday. Used as a second half replacement in the home match against Old Albanian RFC, the Reds won 33-15.

Nodar Cheishvili

As previously reported, lock Nodar is presently playing for Georgia in the Rugby Europe 2019 competition. Having won all three of their games played thus far, the remaining matches for ‘The Lelos’ will be in the next two weeks against Germany and Russia.

Toby Freeman

Suspended for four weeks following incidents that occurred during the Jersey Reds versus Cornish Pirates quarter-final match played on the 2nd February, welcome news confirms that Toby becomes available again for selection from this week.

Zac Xiourouppa

For those unaware, back-rower Zac, who joined the Cornish Pirates on a dual-registration agreement with Worcester Warriors back in September, unfortunately suffered a season ending ACL injury in November when playing for the Warriors in a Premiership Cup defeat away to Saracens.

Tom Cowan-Dickie

Injuries to hooker Tom have restricted him to making just eight appearances during this campaign. Recently undergoing a shoulder operation, he unfortunately won’t be fit to play again this season.

Tom Channon

Another Tom, and another hooker, it was announced back in October that following an operation for his ACL injury he was out for the season. That is still the case, although his recovery is going well.

Sam Matavesi

For general awareness, it can be noted that Sam’s availability will perhaps at the very end of the season depend on his Navy commitments.

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