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Cornwall Sign Callum Abbott

July 7, 2023

Callum Abbott (middle) – Cornwall Sports Media

Cornwall RLFC have further strengthened ahead of the next block of fixtures with the signing of Callum Abbott.

The 24-year-old utility player, son of head coach Mike Abbott, has been training with the Choughs in recent weeks and has now signed his first ever professional contract, until the end of the 2023 Betfred League 1 season.

Abbott was born in St Helens and played for amaetur clubs Leigh Miners and Haydock Warriors before moving to the Duchy. Whilst in Cornwall, Abbott has represented the Cornish Rebels and as a teenager, played for the side when they faced a St Helens academy side at the home of the world champions in 2017.

The Saints team that day contained current England international prop Matty Lees and Sean Croston, who joined the Choughs on loan from Hunslet yesterday (Thursday).

“Callum’s situation is an example of a player who has worked hard to get a chance at playing at this level,” head coach Mike Abbott told cornwallrlfc.co.uk.

“He has been in and around the group for a while now and has done everything that has been asked of him. We now feel the opportunity is there to test Callum at this level and he will be named in the squad for the game against London.”