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A latest signing confirmed by the Cornish Pirates on a one-year contract is that of flanker Will Gibson.
Portsmouth-born, but raised in Cornwall, the 22-year-old former Helston and Penryn player, who has in the past played for Exeter Chiefs under 18s, Truro College and Cornwall under 20s, has captained Cardiff Metropolitan University in 2020/21 and was the BUCS Fans Player of the Year in 2019/20.
Pleased that another young Cornish-bred player is joining the squad, Cornish Pirates’ joint head coach Alan Paver has said:
It is great that we are bringing in another young such player as Will – like honey and truffles we get them!
Will comes highly recommended, having been outstanding at University level and as someone earmarked to go on to the next level of professionalism.
We have had the opportunity to see him in training over a number of
months, and delighted to now offer him a contract we look forward to aiding and watching his development.
Will has commented:
To get an opportunity in current circumstances to play professional rugby I feel privileged, but the fact that it is in my home county makes it even more exciting. Growing up a first taste of live rugby was coming to watch the Cornish Pirates, and ever since my aspiration has been play at the level.
I am already really looking forward for the season to start again, to continue my development in the game surrounded by so many top players, and to evolve in the constantly challenging environment moulded by the club’s coaching staff.
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.