Exeter Chiefs youngsters head to Cornish Pirates

Cornish Pirates have signed Exeter youngsters Jack Nowell, Sam Hill and Dave Ewers on dual-registration deals.

England Under-20s centre Hill played 23 times for Pirates last season on a similar deal and scored three tries.

Ewers, 21, played 18 times for the Pirates in the Championship as well as in the Amlin and LV= Cups for Exeter.

Cornishman Nowell is recovering from a knee injury and is a former England Under-18s international who spent time at Plymouth Albion last year.

"We're delighted to be able to continue our relationship with Exeter Chiefs; a relationship which allows talented youngsters invaluable, competitive game time," said Pirates chief executive Rod Coward.

"To have Dave Ewers and Sam Hill back at the Pirates is a huge boost and an added bonus is to see local product Jack Nowell, who I'm sure will be warmly welcomed by our supporters."