Cornwall RLFC


Kaine Dimech Signs New Cornwall Deal

December 5, 2023

Kaine Dimech has signed a new contract – Cornwall Sports Media

Cornwall RLFC are delighted to announce that Kaine Dimech has signed a new one-year deal with the club, keeping him in the Duchy for 2024.

The utility back-row forward first joined the Choughs in February and appeared in all of Cornwall’s 19 league and cup games last term.

And after enjoying a stellar first campaign in professional rugby league, Dimech was rewarded with international honours with Malta.

The 28-year-old added to his tally of caps in wins against Bulgaria and Montenegro and scored one try, whilst also picking up a player of the match award.

“I am really pleased to be staying with the club for 2024,” Dimech told “My first year in League 1 was a success in my eyes because I managed to play in every single game.

“I knew it would be a test and I had to push myself after signing relatively late in pre-season. With that in mind, my initial focus was just to be part of the squad, but to be involved like I was helped the team achieve some notable victories.

Dimech has gained international honours with Malta – Cornwall Sports Media

“I know the areas of my game that I need to improve and they are easy improvements to make. If I can achieve all I want from pre-season, I know I can progress again from last year.

“Playing for Malta will help with that and representing Malta means the world to me and I don’t take it for granted.

“It was awesome to play against both Bulgaria and Montenegro and because of my experience playing with Cornwall, I had a bigger role to play and I felt like I influenced both games more than I had previously.”

Meanwhile, Cornwall RLFC head coach Mike Abbott, added: “Kaine was one of our real success stories from last year.

“He came to us for a pre-season trial, whilst coming back from quite a nasty injury. We could see something in Kaine and invited him back down after Christmas for an extended trial.

Dimech first joined Cornwall in February – Cornwall Sports Media

“He trained the house down, making my decision to sign him really easy. He moved to Cornwall with his girlfriend which shows a huge level of commitment and a desire to not pass up the wonderful opportunities that Cornwall can offer aspiring rugby league players.

“We can’t wait to see Kaine kick on even more next season in a Cornwall shirt.”