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PHOTOS: New Cornish Pirates squad revealed

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Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 4:18pm 10th August 2017.

The Cornish Pirates' new team for the upcoming season has been revealed.

A 'meet the players' event was held to introduce the new faces.

Following an intensive training display given by the squad under the direction of Coaches Gavin Cattle and Alan Paver, the players then lined up in front of the main grandstand where nine new faces were introduced on Tuesday evening.

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They included signings Rupert Cooper, Nicolas Coronel, Tom Cowan-Dickie, Toby Freeman, Christian Judge, Dan Koster and Angus Taylor, along with Harrison Cully and Harry Strong, the first two players officially announced to be dual registered from Exeter Chiefs.

Both Alan and Gavin addressed the crowd to provide an insight to the training and preparation undertaken by the squad, plus there was a look ahead to the forthcoming season.

Gavin also welcomed two new backroom personnel in Strength and Conditioning Coach Greg Sammons and Physiotherapist Gareth O'Neill.

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CEO Peter Child spoke in positive terms with reference to the Stadium for Cornwall, highlighting excellent partner relations developed with Truro City FC and Truro & Penwith College.

He also confirmed that the Cornish Pirates expected to play at the exciting new venue from September 2019.

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