Plymouth Albion sign Exeter Chiefs' Jack Nowell on loan

Plymouth Albion

Plymouth Albion have signed Exeter Chiefs' 18-year-old full back Jack Nowell on a dual-registration deal.

Nowell had a similar contract with Redruth in National One last season.

"He'll act as back-up to James Love and possibly might take his shirt if he's good enough," chairman of rugby Graham Dawe told BBC Radio Devon.

"He's certainly a talented player and although he's very young he's played National League rugby with Redruth," Dawe added.

Nowell, who has also been selected in the England Under-18's squad, started 11 matches for Redruth last season and made another two appearances as a replacement.

He scored four tries including one in the derby game with Cornish rivals Launceston.