In recent years the Cornish Pirates have not only loaned players to other clubs, but have also been loaned players, which has been the case this season. It is a system that has worked very well, and the Cornish Pirates would like to express a big thank you to the parent clubs involved.
The playing services of Redruth’s Chris Fuca and Camborne’s Kieran Westlake were welcome, as was the response shown by Pirates Amateurs for enabling Danny Toolan to be on loan for a spell.
Hooker Dan Frost was well received by team mates and supporters, and has now returned to Taunton Titans where he featured in the Somerset side’s 53-12 win away to Barnstaple last Saturday.
Expressing appreciation for the help given by the various clubs, Cornish Pirates’ joint coach Alan Paver said:
On behalf of the Cornish Pirates, and particularly the players and the coaching staff, we would like to thank all the clubs involved for their loan players, as without their contribution this season it would have left us with really tricky situations.
It has also given us insight into some of the younger talent around the county and beyond, besides in the process bringing us closer to a lot of the clubs by not only exchanging players but also sharing coaching information and ideas, which is always good. For the future we are aiming to maintain these types of relationship, because we never know when we’ll call upon those players again.
NB: Hooker James Fish is still on loan to the Cornish Pirates from Premiership side Northampton Saints.
The Cornish Pirates, as ever, were keen to provide support by donating a shirt signed by members of their squad, which by auction raised £85
The Cornish Pirates can confirm that their popular and respected club captain for the past two seasons, Brett Beukeboom has decided to hang up his boots.
The Cornish Pirates can confirm that their Director of Rugby, Chris Stirling, has made an early return to New Zealand