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Matt Bolwell to make London move

Posted: May 30, 2022
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Matt is Moving to London

At the end of any season there are invariably players who will move on, as for the Cornish Pirates is once again the case this year.

The latest such squad member is Cornish-bred backrower Matt Bolwell, aged 27, who has been a ‘Pirate’ since 2013 and is moving to London to work and to play next season for Rosslyn Park.

Matt, who has made 129 appearances for the Pirates, has been one of those unlucky players who have been frustratingly injured for lengthy spells. When fit, however, he has always been a terrific performer, as seen this past season as all but an ever present. Indeed, he was presented with the Player of the Year trophy, adding to his Players’ Player of the Year award received in 2019.

Sorry to see him go, but wishing Matt all the best for the future, Cornish Pirates’ joint head coach Alan Paver has commented:

“Matt is a wonderful player. Injures during his career have proved deeply frustrating, and I feel that if he had better luck and stayed fit in his younger years then he would have gone and done some incredible things.

“If you watch him week in and week out you see a phenomenal player on the pitch and, in my mind, he is one of the best all round players that I have ever had the pleasure to coach.”