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Unfortunately injured throughout the period of what has been a shortened Greene King IPA Championship season, Cornish Pirates’ prop Craig Mitchell, aged 35, has decided to call time on what has been for him a proud professional career.
Joining the Cornish Pirates from Yorkshire Carnegie back in 2019, the respected Neath-born former Wales international, whose other teams represented included the Ospreys regional side, Exeter Chiefs, Cardiff Blues, and Newport Gwent Dragons, made 16 appearances for the club .
A naturally disappointed, but also philosophical Craig, has said:
Unfortunately, my time has come to call time on my professional rugby career. My Injuries have finally taken their toll in recent years and I feel now is the right time to do so.
My gratitude to all the clubs I’ve represented is very much at the front of my thoughts with a special mention to all at Cornish Pirates. I’ve loved my time here, and I truly believe they have the quality in coaches, players, backroom staff and fans to make that dream of playing Premiership rugby a reality in the not too distant future.
Rugby has brought me many joys and I will always be forever grateful for the life it has given me.
Cornish Pirates’ joint head coach Alan Paver also commented:
Craig has been and was for us a top class professional and everything that he did was in a manner fitting for a guy of his international experience.
He was able to show our other front rowers how to conduct themselves, so I have been really appreciative of his time here and he will have a lasting mark on our young men who really respected what he was about.
The Cornish Pirates are delighted to announce that appreciated support from Brooks Financial Planning continues with an agreed two-year partnership renewal.
The partnership between the Cornish Pirates and sponsor Penventon Park Hotel over the years has been very much valued, and the support proudly continues.
The Pirates have been sorry to hear that following a short illness a former captain of Penzance & Newlyn RFC, Dr Adam Ellery, has sadly passed away.