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The Cornish Pirates can confirm that Taunton-born hooker Dan Frost, aged 24, will be leaving the club at the end of the season to join Premiership side Wasps.
Having made 54 appearance for the Pirates since making his debut on loan from Taunton in 2017/18, this will come as no surprise to those who have seen him in action. A former North Petherton, Bath Academy and England under 18s player, he is an energetically robust and gifted forward who is clearly deserving of this opportunity.
Speaking highly of Dan, Cornish Pirates’ joint head coach Alan Paver has commented:
Dan is an outstanding rugby player who, with his skill and determination, always gives 100 per cent effort and is a standout player not just for us but also in the Championship.
During his time at the Pirates his development has been great to witness, as he has become very accomplished in the hooker role, besides giving so much more.
Looking back on my coaching career, he is certainly one of the best I’ve seen, and as someone who seeks high standards would make a valued member of any Premiership squad. Supporters, of course, will be sorry to see him go but I know that everyone will wish him all the best.
Dan has also said:
The Cornish Pirates have played a huge role in getting me to this point, so I’d like to thank Gav, Paves and Morgs (Coaches: Gavin Cattle/Alan Pave/Chris Morgan), the players and everyone associated with the club for the opportunities they’ve given me over the last four years.
I was gutted that fans were not able to be present for my final game at the Mennaye, but I hope I can help the team finish the Championship season strongly. Hey, Once a Pirate always a Pirate!
Following news received this morning that Jersey Reds have regretfully ceased trading, the Cornish Pirates can confirm that their scheduled Round 4 home match versus the islanders in Pool C of the Premiership Rugby Cup on Friday evening is cancelled.
The Cornish Pirates and Jersey Reds go head-to-head at the Mennaye Field, Penzance, this weekend, when under the glow of Friday night lights their fourth versus second Pool C encounter in Round 4 of the Premiership Rugby Cup takes place (ko 7.30pm).
The partnership between the Cornish Pirates and The Movement Project (TMP) based at Penryn RFC continues to grow.