DE BATTISTA AND TYACK TO MAKE PIRATES RETURN


TWO former Cornish Pirates players will be returning to the Championship club this summer

Centre Nicolas De Battista and prop Jay Tyack have both signed two-year contracts.

Argentine De Battista is returning to Mennaye Field after a spell playing for Zebre in Italy. The 28-year-old made 53 appearances for the Pirates in his first two seasons at the club and also won both the player-of-the-Year and the players’ player-of-the-year awards in his first year.

Tyack, 22, was previously a member of the Pirates’ playing development foundation between 2014-16 before going on to claim experience for  Chinnor and Birmingham-Moseley.

Cornish Pirates’ co-coach Gavin Cattle said: “It is great that these two players are returning to the Pirates.

“Having previously enjoyed two very good and successful seasons here we are ecstatic to welcome Nicolas back. He has a great work ethic and, when things were at times difficult, he in the past got us through those patches by leading from the front. A player who gives his all, he leaves nothing out on the pitch.

“When previously with us, Jay showed real potential as a young prop forward, and playing in the National leagues since has naturally aided his development. He has impressed playing at tight-head for Birmingham-Moseley and being a skilful front-rower we will now be looking to take his game to the next level.”

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