|Full name||Darren Dawidiuk|
|Date of birth||21 September 1987|
|Place of birth||Truro, England|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Weight||108 kg (17 st 0 lb) |
|School||Richard Lander School
|Rugby union career|
Dawidiuk joined the Cornish Pirates as an Academy player in 2006 having played his youth rugby at Truro RFC, joining the city club at the age of 12, and making progress through the juniors and colts before he made a 1st team debut as a blind-side flanker in a league match against St. Ives.
Dawidiuk became a member of the South West of England Rugby Academy (SWERA) based at Truro, and he also gained selection to the England Colleges team in 2005.
He played for England Colleges again in 2006, and also captained the Truro College team that beat South Gloucestershire and Stroud College in the final of the British Colleges Cup competition played at Castlecroft.
He made four appearances for the Cornish Pirates in his first season, and followed this with 14 in 2007–08 and 27 total appearances in 2008–2009. He also had a loan period at Redruth RFC during which time he appeared in the first team.