Exeter Chiefs youngsters head to Cornish Pirates

Dave Ewers (left), Jack Nowell (centre) and Sam Hill

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."