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Cornish Pirates Name Seven To Be Dual Registered with The Chiefs
With the 2022/23 rugby season only a few weeks away, the Cornish Pirates can confirm the names of seven gifted players who will be dual registered with Exeter Chiefs.
The list of seven includes four players who represented the Pirates last season, namely utility back Tommy Wyatt, lock/backrower Lewis Pearson, lock Cory Teague, and number 8 Rusiate Tuima.
As for the three new faces they are prop Matt Johnson, hooker Max Norey, and wing Arthur Relton.
Upminster-born Matt, aged 24, is a powerful tight-head prop forward who impressed when playing for the University of Exeter in the BUCS Championship and made his Premiership debut for the Chiefs away to Saracens in September 2020. He has also been dual registered with Taunton Titans in the recent past.
Hooker Max, who is aged 22, was born in Lewisham and is fiercely committed on the field. He came through Exeter’s successful academy programme after first playing rugby at Teignmouth, studied at Ivybridge Community College and has also spent game time with both Taunton Titans and Plymouth Albion. His debut for the Chiefs was made in October 2019 against Bristol Bears in the Premiership Rugby Cup.
As for fleet-footed Truro-born wingman Arthur, aged 21, he played his early rugby for Helston and then the Juniors and Colts at Penzance & Newlyn RFC. He attracted the notice of Exeter Chiefs during his time at Truro College and later featured for Exeter University in the BUCS league and for Exeter Chiefs in Premiership 7s tournaments. He also played regularly for Exeter Braves in league fixtures and in 2021 featured prominently for England under 20s as they won the Six Nations.
Once again confirming the excellent relationship that exists with Exeter Chiefs, joint head coach at the Cornish Pirates, Gavin Cattle, has commented:
“Our excellent relationship with the Chiefs continues to be of huge benefit to both clubs. We welcome back a few familiar faces this season along with a few welcomed additions. These players will add value to the competition within our squad”
“We look forward to helping them develop and hopefully emulate many past Dual Reg players in achieving their goal of becoming regular Premiership performers and, in the case of some, potentially international players.”