||Matt Cornish is one of Ealing Trailfinders’ professional academy players and his performances in 2016-17 earned him his first fulltime contract. It came after a season in which he played 23 times in league and cup and scored two tries.
The hooker made his Ealing Trailfinders debut when he came off the bench in the British and Irish Cup against Rotherham Titans in February 2016 and later that year he toured Canada with England Counties after impressing with Surrey in the Bill Beaumont Cup.
He began playing for his local team Effingham and Leatherhead when he was four and stayed there till he was 12 when he joined Cobham, where he started senior rugby aged 18.
Cornish’s potential was spotted and he was quickly snapped up by London Irish Wild Geese and he has also played for the South-East U18 team.