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The Cornish Pirates have added the name of Will Wilson to their ranks, the backrower about to arrive on loan from Wasps.
Aged 22, Roehampton-born Will was educated at Wellington College in Berkshire and at Oxford University where he gained the first of his three ‘Blues’ back in 2015. He also lived in Dubai for four years and played his first rugby there for Dubai Exiles RFC.
An England Sevens international, before injury last season he made three appearances for Wasps ‘A’ in their Premiership Rugby Shield competition, and since then has spent this summer with Griquas in South Africa, helping them win the SuperSport Rugby Challenge title. He also remained with their squad for the 2019 Currie Cup campaign.
Looking forward to welcoming Will, Cornish Pirates’ Coach Alan Paver has commented:
“Delighted to be welcoming a young and up and coming backrower, we also look forward to playing our part in helping to develop his craft.
“Will is already someone who can play at the level and will add to the environment, and however long he stays with us this season I am sure he will have a great time.”
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.