CORNISH Pirates have signed Bedford Blues prop Hayden King on a two-year contract ahead of the 2019-20 season.

The 23-year-old England Counties international has also played for Blackheath and Old Albanian.7

His signing comes just days after the Pirates also confirmed at addition of Jersey prop Sam Rodman for next  season.

Cornish Pirates’ co-coach Alan Paver said: “As another good young prop, loose-head Hayden is an exciting prospect who we are delighted to sign.

“I think he has developed terrifically with Bedford during this season and every time I have seen him play has proved a very capable scrummager who always gives one hundred per cent.”

King said: “I’m really excited to be joining the Cornish Pirates, feeling I will be really able to improve my game at the club. It is also naturally exciting to hear about plans and hopes for the future and it will be really good to see what can be accomplished and to hopefully be a part of it.”

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