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Following yesterday’s news confirming that lock Ed Scragg is to join the Cornish Pirates for the 2021/22 season, it is also confirmed that full-back/fly-half Carwyn Penny will be taking a similar path from Dragons Rugby.
Aged just 22, the former Wales under 18s and 20s player, who was educated at Newport High School and Clifton College, and was a member of the Gloucester Academy, has also previously played in the Welsh Premiership for Cross Keys, Bargoed, and Ebbw Vale, and, when at Gloucester, for National Two team Cinderford. As for the Dragons, he made his debut in a European Challenge Cup tie away to Castres in January 2020.
Looking forward to working with Carwyn, Cornish Pirates’ joint head coach Gavin Cattle has said:
We were looking for a different dynamic for someone who cover the fly-half position and the back three, and Carwyn fits that mould.
In his younger days he played a lot at 10 and more recently at 15, so to have both attributes provides a valued asset as someone who can not only offer much to the squad but also has the potential to take his game further.
Carwyn has also commented:
Thrilled ahead of my move to Cornwall, which is a beautiful part of the country, I look forward to the challenge that the Championship brings and am delighted to have to opportunity to play for a great club.
Following former Head Analyst Chris Price having left the club for a career change at the end of the past season, Technical Performance Analyst Adam Watts will now step up into the role.
The Cornish Pirates can confirm that Number 8 Sebastian Nagle-Taylor has signed a one-year contract with the club.
Season Tickets for the Cornish Pirates 2022-23 campaign are on sale now! Season Ticket membership is the only way to guarantee entry to all 11 Championship home league fixtures as well as three home Cup round games.
Fixtures for the 2022-23 RFU Championship season have been confirmed. The league competition will be played over 22 rounds, beginning over the weekend of 10th September, with the final round scheduled for the weekend of 29th April next year.