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A latest new squad member signed by the Cornish Pirates on a one-year contract is young backrower Bear Williams.
Paddington-born Bear, aged 20, first played rugby as a 9-year-old at Pulborough rugby club, after his family had moved from South London to West Sussex.
Educated at Cranleigh school in Surrey, he has played for Rosslyn Park and, for a short stint, for Marist St. Pats RFC in Wellington, New Zealand.
Welcoming Bear fully on board with the Cornish Pirates, joint head coach Alan Paver said:
Hearing of Bear’s rugby ambitions and ability from former Cornish Pirates director of rugby Ian Davies provided a good recommendation for him to initially train with us late last season.
Since his arrival he has shown himself to be an absolute star. Also, by displaying a great attitude and being fully committed, he is popular with everyone in the squad.
Bear also commented:
Having had a spell helping coach at Christ’s Hospital School in Horsham, and asking questions of Ian Davies about the Cornish Pirates, I
was so grateful to be given the opportunity earlier this year to train with the club.
The squad form an admirable group of players who have a winning culture and work really hard. They also have ambition, as do I, and naturally I love being here in Cornwall.
The partnership between the Cornish Pirates and The Movement Project (TMP) based at Penryn RFC continues to grow.
A latest squad member signed by the Cornish Pirates on a one-year contract is gifted young Australian forward Hugh Bokenham.
The Cornish Pirates can confirm that young hooker Oli Burrows, who is a former Wales under 18s and under 20s player, has arrived at the Mennaye Field on loan from Exeter Chiefs.
Of no surprise this Friday is a big night for the Cornish Pirates – a first ever Premiership Rugby Cup game for the club against the might of Bath Rugby. The kick-off is at 7.30pm and the gates will be open from 5.30pm.