Plymouth Albion sign Cornish Pirates lock Neale Patrick

Plymouth Albion have further bolstered their forwards with the signing of lock Neale Patrick from Cornish Pirates.

The 24-year-old played 16 games for the Pirates this season after joining from Rotherham last summer.

"He is a very good ball carrier and with his height will be a considerable asset in the lineout," said Albion boss James Shanahan.

"Neale is strong in the set scrum and he will add physicality and power to our pack."

London Scottish hooker Ted Stagg, Exeter hooker Tom Cowan-Dickie, Loughborough Students' back-row Alistair Bone and props Tom Fidler and Tom Heard have already committed themselves to the Brickfields for the 2014-15 Championship campaign.

"This season we have played some great rugby but have lacked punch up front," Shanahan said.

Shanahan has also signed wingers Peter Horman from London Scottish and Jake Henry from Cardiff Metropolitan University.

Horman came up though the Newcastle Falcons' academy and Shanahan says his speed will be an asset to his side.

"Peter has struggled to settle in London and he will add power and pace to our back line next season," he said.