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Pirates unveil comings and goings

Ed Fairhurst
Ed Fairhust is among the 14 departing the Cornish Pirates

Championship side Cornish Pirates have confirmed that 14 of their players are to leave the club, including Bertrand Bedes, Mike Burak and Ed Fairhurst.

Iva Motusaga and Marika Vakacegu's departures had already been confirmed.

The Pirates have also announced the arrival of 10 new signings, including Coventry prop Rudi Brits and Yokogawa Musashino Atlastars' Jonny Bentley.

Brits' Coventry team-mates Carl Rimmer and Laurie McGlone will also join the former National One side.


11 players who have completed their contracts or are being released from contracts are:

Darren Dawidiuk (to Gloucester), Nicky Griffiths (to Doncaster Knights), Marika Vakacegu (to Sale Sharks), Bertrand Bedes (to Bristol). Others (but clubs not confirmed) Mike Burak, Peter Cook, Ed Fairhurst, Sam Heard, Iva Motusaga, Dan Seal, Heino Senekal, Brian Tuohy, Simon Whatling and Adryan Winnan.

10 new signings confirmed as of 30 April 2009:

Jonny Bentley (from Yokogawa Musashino Atlastars), Rudi Brits (from Coventry), Luke Collins (from Redruth), Gavin Cattle (from Llanelli Scarlets), Wes Davies (from Doncaster Knights), James Doherty (from Wharfedale), Laurie McGlone (from Coventry), Mike Myerscough (from Launceston), Carl Rimmer (from Coventry) and Ryan Storer (from Worthing).

18 players in contract or having finalised a new contract are:

Paul Andrew, Sam Betty, Richard Bright, Blair Cowan, Paul Devlin, Rob Elloway, Matt Evans, Scott Franklin, Ben Gulliver, Aisea Havili, Mark Ireland, Rhys Jones, Tom Luke, Rhodri McAtee, Jimmy Moore, Chris Morgan, Alan Paver and Steve Winn.



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see also
Bristol bring in Frenchman Bedes
28 Apr 09 |  Bristol
Evans handed one-month suspension
28 Apr 09 |  Rugby Union
Pirates name new coaching staff
24 Apr 09 |  Rugby Union
Sale sign Schwalger and Vakacegu
24 Apr 09 |  Sale
Davey set for Doncaster Knights
22 Apr 09 |  Rugby Union
Vakacegu to move to Premiership
21 Apr 09 |  Rugby Union


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