Sables winger McNab signs new Cornish Pirates deal


Cornish Pirates winger Matt McNab has agreed a new deal to stay at the RFU Championship club for the 2024-25 season.

The 25-year-old Zimbabwe international made a significant impact in his debut season with the team, featuring in 25 games and scoring an impressive 13 tries

He was named the Supporters Player of the Year.

McNab was born in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, and his rugby journey began at Whitestone Primary School and Falcon College in Zimbabwe.

He later attended Hartpury University, a well-known institution for nurturing rugby talent.

His career includes representing Zimbabwe in two World Cup qualifiers, in 2019 and 2022.

Before joining the Cornish Pirates, Matt played for Hartpury RFC in the Championship and had a brief loan spell at Worcester Warriors.

He has also represented Zimbabwe Goshawks in the Currie Cup competition.

Cornish Pirates’ joint head coach Gavin Cattle expressed his delight at Matt’s decision to re-sign with the team.

He highlighted McNab’s immediate impact upon joining last summer, noting his power, pace, and popularity within the squad.

“Matt joined us last summer and hit the ground running, since when he has proved to be a much respected and popular member of the squad, and a great character,” said Cattle.

“Settling here well, he possesses power and pace and has been one of the stand-out performers in the Championship, who also this season won the club’s Roger Pascoe Cup for being voted the supporters player of the season.”

McNab’s commitment to the Cornish Pirates for another season, fans can look forward to more thrilling performances from the talented wing/centre.

His re-signing is a testament to his abilities and the positive impact he has had on the team.

As the Cornish Pirates prepare for the next season, McNab’s contributions will undoubtedly be a key factor in their pursuit of success.


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