Cornwall RLFC

Sam Gilder

Date of Birth
Home Town
Strength & Conditioning Coach
Community Club
St Austell RFC
Representative Honours
South West Universities 2019 and 2020; South of England Students 2020



Cornish born and bred, Sam Gilder first joined Cornwall RLFC as a player in January 2022.

He endured an injury-hit season but when fit and selected, Gilder delivered several stellar showings which included the club’s first ever win at West Wales Raiders. In the Choughs’ following game on home soil against Hunslet, Gilder picked up the supporters’ Man of the Match award.

His season did end somewhat prematurely after he suffered a horror concussion injury away to big spending title winners Keighley Cougars in July.

That was Gilder’s last action in a Cornwall shirt during 2022 but after visiting a head injury specialist in Birmingham, along with the help of club doctor Dr John Garman, the Mevagissey man is ‘fit and raring to go’ next term.

However, Gilder suffered a nasty cruciate knee ligament injury in the winter of 2023 and whilst battling back to full fitness, has taken up the role of strength and conditiong coach with the club.