Archie Mackay and Jordan Gott are two prospects formerly of London Irish academy who both have national league experience with London Irish Wild Geese. Both players have been involved this off season on the sevens circuit representing the Nomads around the country.
They are currently on trial at the Cornish Pirates looking to impress new coaches Gavin Cattle and Alan Paver. Both players have agreed to register with the Hakes to get some valuable game time for the foreseeable future whilst spending the majority of their time with the Pirates squad during the day.
Head coach, Paul Thirlby, comments:
"This is a fantastic opportunity for us to enable these two lads to get the game time they
need whilst also gaining valuable experience with a professional club. The lads are working
hard during the preseason with the Pirates and certainly bringing some quality to the side
at St Ives. They both look like quality players and come with a good CV and references
from players they have played with, against and those who coached them. We look forward
to seeing them pull on the blue and white shirt this year and most importantly enjoying their
time with us this season."
Steve Kenward formerly of Redruth and Camborne captain during the last 3 seasons, is a huge signing for St Ives. The experience he brings from higher level clubs will enable a different dynamic to the Hakes.
Paul Thirlby, on the excellent signing of center Steve Kenward from Camborne:
"Great to have Steve on board. He will give our midfield some more experience. I have known Steve for a long time, from when he was a youngster at Redruth right through to captaining Camborne in recent years. He will be a real asset both on and off the pitch in our first season back in Western Counties, which will be a highly competitive year, with some more Cornish derbies to look forward to."
The Hakes have also signed promising Redruth Colts scrum half, Liam Jolly. This season will be great experience for him to get some senior rugby and game time with the Hakes.