Aaron Penberthy to make comeback at Redruth
Cornish Pirates fly-half Aaron Penberthy will make his long-awaited comeback from a groin injury during a loan move to Redruth.
The 20-year-old has made 11 appearances for the Pirates this season. His last came in their Championship defeat to Bedford Blues in November.
However, he has been undergoing rehabilitation since being diagnosed with osteitis pubis – an inflammation of the pelvic area – which affected his ability to train and play matches throughout the current campaign.
After a successful recovery period, he is now set to feature for his former club Redruth in their National League Two South match against league leaders Worthing this weekend.
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Penberthy scored 247 points for Redruth in the 2010-11 season before earning a move to Pirates in September 2011.
Redruth coach Steve Evans said: "He is a quality player. He trained with us on Tuesday and he stood out really well and showed the experience he has obviously gained from playing with the Pirates.
"He is still coming back from the injury, so he will be playing bits and bobs over the next few weeks until he is ready to start a game.
"For us, it is a bonus. It is another quality player in a quality back line that we have already got.
"He will probably start on the bench this weekend, just to get him some game time."
Penberthy could also feature for Redruth in next week's derby against the Cornish All Blacks at Polson Bridge.
"There is no set time frame for how long we will have him on loan at the moment," said Evans. "It could be two, three or four weeks, it fully depends on how he goes and what injuries there are at Pirates."