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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.
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