Sunday 8th December 2013
Tuesday 7th February 2012 10:24
The Cornish Pirates skipper Gavin Cattle has been chosen to carry the Olympic flame.
The relay begins on May 19th from Land's End and the 31-year old Welshman will be one of the first to get his hands on the torch.
Cattle is no stranger to success during his time in Cornwall. He led the Pirates to their first major silverware, winning the (now defunct) National Cup in 2007 at Twickenham.
After a two year stint at Llanelli Scarlets he returned to the Mennaye and lifted the British & Irish Cup in its inaugural season in 2010.
Although born and bred in Wales, Cattle lives in Budock Water and now sees Cornwall as home.
It was a great surprise to the adopted Cornishmen to be nominated but to be chosen ahead of the other hopefuls was a dream come true.