Malta international Kaine Dimech joined Cornwall after attending the club’s second open player trial back in November. Dimech was then offered an extended trial earlier this month and after impressing Cornwall chief Mike Abbott, has inked terms for the upcoming campaign.
Born in Medway, Kent, Dimech cut his rugby league teeth at local amateur side Medway Dragons. He caught the eye of then Super League side London Broncos and became part of their academy set up.
Dimech moved to the West Country to study at the University of Gloucestershire where he played both league and rugby union which included representative honours with England Colleges.
The 27-year-old spent time training with the All Golds whilst they were a professional entity but owing to injury, never played a professional game for the once League 1 outfit.
Dimech, through his dad who is Maltese, has won five caps for the Malta national side scoring four tries. Along with hooker Louis Singleton, Dimech becomes the second Malta international in the Cornwall ranks for 2023.