Cornish Pirates: Prop Marlen Walker impresses coaches

Marlen Walker
Marlen Walker made his debut for Cornish Pirates in February and has scored one try for the club

Cornish Pirates prop Marlen Walker has impressed coaching staff with the way his game has improved since arriving.

The 27-year-old joined the Pirates in February after previously playing in National Three South West.

"He was playing for Weston-super-Mare last year and the work he has put in had been phenomenal," Pirates boss Ian Davies told BBC Radio Cornwall.

"He's a lot fitter than he was, as you an imagine Weston-super-Mare to the Championship is a bit of a big jump."

Walker is a former New Zealand schoolboys player, who spent time on the books of Super Rugby sides Auckland Blues and Western Force earlier in his career.