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The latest Cornish Pirates squad member to have signed a two-year contract with the club is hooker Tom Cowan-Dickie.
A product of the Penzance & Newlyn RFC’s youth section, Tom first joined the Cornish Pirates in 2010, where in two seasons he made 21 appearances.
Following that initial spell, the now 28-year-old gained further experience at Redruth and at Plymouth Albion, whilst he also played for England Counties and was proudly a member of Cornwall’s 2016 County Championship winning side.
Returning to the Cornish Pirates in 2017, despite injury setbacks Tom has impressed as a mobile, powerful, and combative front rower who always gives his all. In the process he has taken his total games tally to 57, which back to full fitness is a figure he will be keen to extend.
Pleased that Tom has signed a new contract, Cornish Pirates’ joint Head Coach Alan Paver said:
Again, we are excited to re-sign such a talented player as Tom. His fearless and ferocious style of play makes him a popular member of the squad, besides also being popular with our supporters.
Tom has resisted numerous opportunities to leave, therefore we are delighted that he had decided to stay as a gifted local lad who, of course, started his rugby career in the club’s youth section.
The Cornish Pirates can confirm that wing Callum Sirker has amicably departed the club ahead of going to Sydney in Australia where he has been offered a place as a graduate solicitor in one of the country’s top legal firms.
This Saturday will see the Cornish Pirates welcome Jersey Reds to the Mennaye Field for a Round 14 game in the RFU Championship. The seventh versus second contest kicks off at 2.30pm.
Following the recent publication of the new plans for the sporting facility at Langarth, Cornish Pirates set out the state of play around their possible relocation to the new venue.