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Following on from yesterday’s announcement that hooker Dan Frost had signed a new two-year contract with the club, the Cornish Pirates can also confirm that another respected man who wears the number ‘2’ shirt, namely Tom Channon, has similarly signed to the 31st May 2022.
Having joined the Cornish Pirates from Bristol back in 2013, Devon-born Tom has throughout been a fully committed performer both on and off the field – as confirmed when for the third year running he was recently named as the club’s ‘Community Player of the Year’.
Now aged 29, after showing considerable spirit to recover from knee injuries suffered in both 2017/18 and 2018/19, it was great to see Tom back in action this past season. Featuring in 18 games, the fully committed front rower also took his overall games tally for the club to 124, with there clearly plenty left in the tank yet.
Commenting with reference to Tom’s news, Cornish Pirates joint Head Coach, Alan Paver, said:
It was great to see Tom back in action last season and it is also fantastic news for the club and our supporters that he has put pen to paper for another two years.
Everyone respects Tom hugely, both as a very fine player on the field and for his truly considerable contribution off it.
Kernow Model Rail Centre (KMRC) have been a long-term valued sponsor of the Cornish Pirates. All associated with the club will be aware that for many years Chris Morgan was kindly sponsored by the award-winning business, firstly as a player and then as a coach.
Nyns o an gewer y'n myttin rag an kensa fyt kesunyans an seson pur dha gans lewgh ha niwl law, mes warbydn kensa pot an ebron re omglersa ha'n howl a dorras 'mes dhe ry dohajedh perfydh rag rugby.
Devon-born Dan Powell, aged 40, has been appointed Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach at the Cornish Pirates. He will work alongside Head Strength & Conditioning Coach, James Owen.
At a time when the Cornish Pirates could do with a little back up in certain positions, the squad has been boosted by the arrival of two gifted new faces in the shape of hooker James Benjamin and centre Seb Atkinson.