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Darren Dawidiuk was born in Truro and began his career with Greene King IPA Championship side Cornish Pirates, making 45 appearances over three seasons.

The hooker then joined Gloucester Rugby in 2009, where he went on to make 138 appearances for the Cherry and White’s before joining London Irish in 2017.

Darren is a hardworking, powerful front-row with a pinpoint throw to suit any set piece, the former Cherry and White enjoyed his glory days at Kingsholm and will hope to begin a new chapter in his career with Coventry at Butts Park Arena.

15 Questions with Darren Dawidiuk

 Age: 30

Place of birth: Truro

Height: 179cm

Weight: 108kg

Where did You start play rugby: Truro RFC

Career highlight to date: I have a few, but can’t pick one out

Why did you join Coventry: New Challenge

What are you most looking forward to at Coventry: Playing Rugby, making new friends, helping the younger lads in the team.

Tell me something interesting about yourself: My first start for Cornish Pirates was against Coventry, this would have been 12 seasons ago now.

 If you weren’t playing rugby, what would you be doing: Personal Training, travelling, living in Cornwall

Do you follow any other sports: Surfing, Boxing, World Strongest Man, Weight Lifting

Favourite music artist/band: Bob Marley and Red Hot Chili Peppers

Favourite all time player: Kevin Mealamu

Favourite movie: Captain Fantastic

Jonny Wilkinson or Dan Carter and why: Jonny because I grew up watching him play and have always admired him.