Cornish Pirates sign James Tincknell and Kieran Davies

James Tincknell and prop Kieran Davies

Cornish Pirates have signed centre James Tincknell and prop Kieran Davies on the eve of the new season.

Tincknell made a remarkable comeback to playing for Leeds Carnegie after suffering serious injuries in a car crash in February 2011.

The 25-year-old, who was in a coma for three weeks and had to learn to walk again, left Leeds to sign for Doncaster Knights.

Meanwhile, Davies, 19, has signed on a dual registration with Exeter Chiefs.

He has played for Exeter Braves - the club's second team - in the Premiership A league and also spent time on loan at Taunton.

Tincknell and Davies have both trained with the Pirates this summer and featured in some of the club's pre-season friendlies.

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