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The Cornish Pirates can confirm the signing of 6’ 7” lock forward Ed Scragg, who joins from Welsh regional side Dragons Rugby.
Aged 20, and having signed a one-year contract, he is a former Wales under 20s player who hails originally from Westbury in Wiltshire and qualified for Wales through his mother’s side of the family from Neath.
Ed’s early rugby was played for Trowbridge RFC and later, after playing football from the ages of 12-16, for Welsh Exiles, Dragons under 18s, Dorset & Wiltshire under 18s and 20s, and Cardiff Metropolitan University. He has also played for the Dragons ‘A’ side in the Celtic Cup.
Awaiting Ed’s arrival in Cornwall, Cornish Pirates’ joint head coach Alan Paver said:
We are really looking forward to Ed arriving in Cornwall and getting him involved in the mix.
People who know Ed speak very highly of him. He is a young man, but a big man at 6’ 7” and 120 kilos plus, and we feel sure his enthusiasm and physicality will add value to our squad.
Ed has also commented:
I am very excited to be joining up with the Cornish Pirates and the new challenges that will come with it. Obviously, Cornwall is a lovely part of the Britain and adds to the excitement I have of making the move down.
It has been a very frustrating and stressful year with being in my final year of University studies as well as the challenges Covid has brought with playing rugby, so to end the year finishing Uni at the same time of signing is really pleasing – and exciting for me. Now, I just want to get started.
Dohajedh yeyn mes segh a dhynerhis an dhew para hag y ow ponya war an park rag an fytt posek ma. Woja an pajer gwayn gans poynt mas in rew rag An Vorladron y’ga diwettha pajer gam, yth esa gwaytyans uhel rag pempes androwyth.
With reference to this coming Saturday’s return to league action with a seventh versus first clash in the RFU Championship (ko 2.30pm), please note the following:
Following on from the recent partnership announcement with Growing Links the Cornish Pirates are pleased to announce the ‘reverse advent initiative’ that will be running through December.
Keniver onan a wodhya y fia Ampthill ow strivya rag venjans woja aga fethans y’n diwettha gwary an gam mis alebma. Hag yndella y provis y vos. Ampthill a omsettyas dhyworth an dalleth hag yn despit dhe’n Vorladron ow ry dhe ves dew spal y’n kensa diw vynysen, ny aljens y scorya.