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Having impressed during pre-season with the Cornish Pirates, 21-year-old Suva Ma’asi has signed an Apprentice contract with the club.
A son of former Pirates and Tonga hooker Viliami Ma’asi, Suva was capped by England at under 16 and under 17 levels and has in the past been a member of Northampton Saints under 18 Academy, and Yorkshire Carnegie’s under 18 Academy. More recently he has played senior rugby in the centre for Peterborough Lions.
Commenting reference this latest player news, Cornish Pirates’ Director of Rugby Chris Stirling said:
In the process of converting from a midfield back into a hooker, moving forward Suva is someone who has all the attributes. He has been training with us pre-season and although still learning we are very impressed. With an excellent work ethic and character he ticks the boxes and is an outstanding young man.
Suva has signed an Apprenticeship contract this year with a view to contracting long term into the future, so I think it will be a very sound and solid investment for both the Pirates and for Suva.
The Cornish Pirates can confirm that an exciting pre-season friendly will be played at home against Premiership side Worcester Warriors on Saturday 11th September (ko 5pm).
The Cornish Pirates can confirm that hooker Tom Channon is leaving the club to move to Melbourne in Australia with his partner Abbey.
Fixtures for the 2021/22 RFU Championship season have been confirmed. The competition will be played over 22 rounds, beginning on 18 September, with the final round scheduled for the weekend of 19-20 March next year.