Centre Drew Locke to join Pirates permanently

Drew Locke

Locke has also played for Stourbridge, Coventry and Blaydon

Centre Drew Locke is set to join Cornish Pirates on a permanent basis over the summer.

The 24-year-old, who was dual registered with Exeter Chiefs and the Pirates last season, has been at the Mennaye since last October.

Having moved to Cornwall as cover for the injured Nick Jackson, Locke went on to make 18 appearances for the Pirates.

"I'm really looking forward to it," Locke told BBC Cornwall. "I'm pleased to be down in Cornwall, its beautiful."

One of the first tests the young centre will face is a visit from the Chiefs during pre-season.

"I can't wait to play that," he said. "I'm looking forward to playing that match and getting stuck into a few boys that I was obviously with last year."