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Pirates snap up Canadian international

By Rhod_Mitchell  |  Posted: October 21, 2011

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The Cornish Pirates have signed Canadian international full-back Matt Evans  following  the injury suffered by Wes Davies at Nottingham   who   has now undergone an operation to repair an Achilles tendon and will be out for some time.

 Evans, aged 23, who has been a star performer for the 'Canucks' since making his debut in 2008 and has just competed in the Rugby World Cup, will join the Cornish Pirates early in November following next weekend's Pan American Games rugby 7s competition being held in Guadalajara, Mexico.

A former Hartpury College and Newport Gwent Dragons player, who was actually born in Salisbury,  his best considered positions are full-back and wing, but he also has the skill set to play anywhere in the backline, except scrum half.

Cornish Pirates CEO Rod Coward said: "In announcing that we have signed Matt Evans as cover for an unfortunate Wes, I can confirm that he comes highly recommended and we have been watching his progress for some time. Supporters will remember him for his performances against the Pirates for Gwent Dragons and Newport.

"Matt has played 16 times for Canada, most recently at the World Cup, and has scored eight tries. He also represents Canada at 7s and will be joining us on the 2nd of November."


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