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Brett Beukeboom leaves Plymouth Albion for Cornish Pirates


PLYMOUTH Albion’s Canadian international lock Brett Beukeboom has joined the Cornish Pirates on a two-year deal.

He is the 12th member of Albion’s 2014/15 squad that were relegated from the Championship to announce his departure from Brickfields.

Beukeboom will join up with fellow Canadian and ex-Plymouth forward Aaron Carpenter at Mennaye Field.

The 24-year-old spent three seasons at Brickfields, arriving when Nat Saumi was director of rugby.

Beuekeboom tweeted: “Would like to thank Albion and their supporters for the three seasons spent there and I look forward to joining up with Cornish Pirates.”

Meanwhile, Iain Grieve, whose departure from Albion was confirmed on Wednesday, has signed for Championship new boys Ealing.

Grieve was Albion’s big signing last summer arriving from Bristol and was immediately named team captain, but he struggled in the second half of the campaign with injuries.

However, he is now looking forward to a new challenge in west London.

“After speaking with (director of coaching) Ben Ward, looking around the club and seeing what great facilities Ealing Trailfinders have I knew with certainty that I wanted to be part of it,” said Grieve.

“Now the club has gained promotion to the Championship, I can’t wait to be involved in their success and I know that they will be a competitive force in the league.”

Grieve follows former Devon player Nathan Hannay in joining Ealing following their promotion to the Championship.


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