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International Representative Honours

Pirates Internationals

It was a great honour early in our history to have three players gain international recognition. Gerald Luke, Jim Matthews & John MacG. K. Kendall-Carpenter, who went on to win a total of 23 England caps, and who also captained his country

John MacG. K. Kendall-Carpenter is pictured in the middle of the picture.
Either side of John are Gerald Luke and Jim Matthews, both later captains of the club, who played for England Schools U15s team.

B.B Bennetts John MacGregor
Gerald Luke

B.B Bennetts
British Team Abroad

to Argentina 1910-11
England 1909 (2 Caps)

J. MacGregor Kendall-Carpenter
1949-54 (23 Caps)

Gerald Luke
England Schools U15s

J.M Williams C.B. 'Stack' Stevens
1951 (2 Caps)

Stack - C.B.Stevens
England-Wales XV V Scotland/Ireland 1972-3
England 1970-75 (25 Caps)
British Lions Tourist to New Zealand 1971

Victor Olonga Villi Ma'asi Rob Thirlby

Victor Olonga
Zimbabwe - 1998-2003

Villi Ma'asi
Tonga - 2003

England 7s 2003/05

Iva Motusaga Heino Senekal Rhodri Mcatee
Iva Motusaga
Samoa - 2005
Heino Senekal
Namibia 2005/07
Rhodri Mcatee
Wales 7s 2005/07s
Stan Mckeen Ed Fairhurst  
Stan Mckeen
Canada 2007
Ed Fairhurst
Canada 2007
Youth Internationals
Robert Williams Robert Whyte Gareth Andrews
Robert Williams Robert Whyte Gareth Andrews

England U16s 1980/81
18 Group squad 1982/83

Scotland U18s 1999-2000 Scotland U18s 1999-2000
Scott Hobson Darren Dawidiuk Sam Parsons
Scott Hobson Darren Dawidiuk Sam Parsons
England U19s 2007 England U20s 'Six Nations'
2007 Squad
England 'St. George Samurai' Squad 2007
The English Schools' RFU
Adam Nicholls  
Adam Nicholls

Adam Nicholls

Adam Nicholls made the 16Gp team in 2002/03.

Following in the steps of Jim Matthews and Gerald Luke - England U15 schoolboy internationals in the late forties - and prop Robert Williams England 16Gp 1981 & 18Gp 1983.

A product of our Mini-Junior and Colts sections, Adam also played for British Colleges in 2005 before making his senior debut with the Cornish Pirates.


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