Former Welsh International Signs for Cornish Pirates

Former Welsh International Signs for Cornish Pirates

Following on from news of other player announcements this week, the Cornish Pirates have confirmed that former Welsh international tight-head prop Craig Mitchell, aged 33, has signed a two-year contract with the club.


Educated at Dwr-y-Felin Comprehensive School in Neath, Craig played his early rugby for Tonna RFC before playing senior rugby for Neath and as a teenager making a first of 31 appearances for the Ospreys regional side. Also, as many will be aware, he is a former Exeter ‘Chief’ who moved to Devon from Swansea in 2011, and then signed for Cardiff Blues in 2014.

In 2016 Craig signed for Newport Gwent Dragons, playing a season there ahead of next joining Yorkshire Carnegie for whom, following recovery from an injury, he made six appearances near the end of the 2017-18 campaign. A short-term deal then saw him move briefly to Newcastle Falcons for the start of the 2018-19 season, and then it was back to Yorkshire Carnegie from where he has joined the Cornish Pirates.

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