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The Cornish Pirates can officially confirm the name of prop Will Norton as their first player who will be dual registered with Exeter Chiefs this season.
Exeter-born Will, aged 26, is a qualified Primary School Teacher and has previously played for Exmouth, Cardiff Met RFC, and for Plymouth Albion.
Delighted to welcome Will, Cornish Pirates’ coach Alan Paver has said:
“Our relationship with Exeter Chiefs has worked extremely well for both clubs over the years and Will is another young man who is hungry on his rugby journey.
“Already fitting in fantastically well it is exciting for us and we are looking forward to seeing what he’s got as part of his development to become the player he wants to be.”
Will is sponsored by Cornish Maid Cafe near Helford River.
Kernow Model Rail Centre (KMRC) have been a long-term valued sponsor of the Cornish Pirates. All associated with the club will be aware that for many years Chris Morgan was kindly sponsored by the award-winning business, firstly as a player and then as a coach.
Nyns o an gewer y'n myttin rag an kensa fyt kesunyans an seson pur dha gans lewgh ha niwl law, mes warbydn kensa pot an ebron re omglersa ha'n howl a dorras 'mes dhe ry dohajedh perfydh rag rugby.
Devon-born Dan Powell, aged 40, has been appointed Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach at the Cornish Pirates. He will work alongside Head Strength & Conditioning Coach, James Owen.
At a time when the Cornish Pirates could do with a little back up in certain positions, the squad has been boosted by the arrival of two gifted new faces in the shape of hooker James Benjamin and centre Seb Atkinson.