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Cornishman Mike Myerscough was one of four new signings for Carnegie from Cornish Pirates ahead of the 2012-13 season. He made his debut against Nottingham and went on to make 13 appearances, with injury ruling him out for long periods of the season. During the 2013-14 campaign Mike had some injury setbacks but returned to play a key role in the Play Offs, featuring in both games against London Welsh and the British and Irish Cup Final against Leinster A and was given a new two year contract.
In the 2014-15 season he made a further seven appearances and the following season he featured 22 times, including in the B&I Cup Final and was rewarded with a new two-year contract.
The 2016-17 season injury ruled him out at the start of the campaign but he returned against Ealing and earned a regular place in the side who almost secured promotion back to the top flight, but just missed out over two legs against London Irish.
An athletic and hardworking lock forward, he first emerged from the Bath Academy before a spell at Cornish All Blacks brought him to the attention of the Pirates.
He is originally from Bude and has played for England up to Under-18 level. His time at the Pirates was a frustrating one due to injuries however during the 2011-12 season he put those setbacks behind him and made 16 appearances for the Championship finalists, including an impressive showing off the bench in the first leg defeat to London Welsh in the Championship Final. He also helped the Pirates to win the British and Irish Cup.
In 2004 Mike was selected for the Junior National Academy led by Brian Ashton, and was awarded a professional contract by Bath. He also played in the England Sevens team that competed in the Junior Commonwealth Games held in Melbourne and won a silver medal. The squad of 12 included players the calibre of Danny Care, and Ryan Lamb. Mike scored three tries and returned home with a silver medal.
After playing for England Under-19s in 2005, Mike gained valuable experience training and playing alongside Danny Grewcock and Steve Borthwick, his development continued when he helped the Cornish All Blacks achieve promotion to National One in 2007.
He comes from a sporting family and his Grandfather was a former Manchester United player. His favourite sportsperson is Muhammad Ali and his ideal occupation away from rugby would be to own a restaurant.
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