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Cormac Calnan

  • Date of Birth7 May 2003
  • BirthplaceKettering

Despite growing up in Brigstock, near Corby – before a move to Rutland as a teenager – Cormac Calnan describes himself as ‘Irish at heart’.

A county cricketer and successful hockey player with his school, Cormac also took up football at a young age and first played rugby at age nine.

He started his rugby career in the half-backs then settled at centre while progressing through Tigers’ DPP centres at Stamford and Stoneygate, and then joining the Tigers Academy in 2019/20.

He was part of an England Rugby Under-18 North development camp during October 2020.

Getting to know you

If you could meet a famous person, dead or alive, who would it be?
Brian O’Driscoll – he’s been a big idol of mine since I was young. I was lucky enough to be there for his last game in an Ireland shirt, so I’d definitely want to meet him.

If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why?
Probably to click my fingers and be anywhere in the world. That would make life easier!

What three things would you want if you were stuck in a desert island?
Probably a bench press, a couple of mates – I think that counts as one – and food.