RFU Championship: Cornish Pirates sign four more players

Neale Patrick

Cornish Pirates have signed four more players as boss Ian Davies prepares his side for the new Championship season.

Davies has further strengthened his pack, with three more.

Rotherham lock Neale Patrick, Truro-born Loughborough Students back-rower Jacob Parker and teammate Joe Atkinson have all signed for the club.

Hartpury College centre Alex Dancer has also committed to the club after impressing in National Two South.

Patrick, 24, has played for Scotland at U18, U19 and U20 level and faced the Pirates for Rotherham earlier this season, playing seven Championship matches in 2012-13 in total.

Parker has been almost ever-present in the Loughborough Students side in National One this term, while Atkinson has scored 12 tries. Both played at Under-18 level for England.

Dancer has played 16 times for Hartpury this season and impressed the Pirates' coaching staff when he played against Redruth last month.

The Pirates are also losing two forwards, with David Lyons switching to London Scottish and Ryan Storer moves to newly-promoted Ealing.