Chris Stirling: Former Cornish Pirates boss helps out club during his holiday

Chris Stirling
Chris Stirling led the Cornish Pirates to the Championship play-off final in 2011 and 2012

Former Cornish Pirates boss Chris Stirling has been helping the club during his holiday, according to current joint-head coach Alan Paver.

Stirling spent three years in charge of the Pirates before heading back to his native New Zealand in 2012.

He works as high performance manager of Super Rugby's Hurricanes franchise, but has been back in Cornwall during the league's closed season.

"While he's been here we've been able to rack his brains," Paver said.

"He's been in every day. We've been able to accelerate our learning in certain areas, especially how a high-performance team works, which has been much appreciated.

"For him to come in and share his expertise with us has been fantastic, and he's a good guy and we've had a couple of good beers with him and he's been good value for all three weeks.," Paver added to BBC Radio Cornwall.

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