Yeah, I didn't think he looked out of his depth in the World Cup and is well enough known / respected for Toulouse to sign him on loan at the end of last season. In a World Cup season, I guess it made sense to wait until that was over and that he's confirmed as being in one piece before going after him. I guess that the only black mark against him is that he's not an EQP any more, so any team struggling to hit the 15 player average would have trouble shoehorning him in. It seems bizarre that up until two years ago I was watching him play at level 4 for Redruth and that he spent time playing below that level for Camborne before that. He owes a debt of gratitude to Pirates for putting time and effort into converting him in to a hooker IMO.