BACK-ROW forward Matt Bolwell and winger Alex O’Meara are the latest Cornish Pirates to have signed new contracts with the club.

Bolwell has penned a deal for a further two years and O’Meara for one.

Injuries had unfortunately hampered Bolwell’s playing time after he made his debut for the Cornish Pirates at the start of the 2013/14 season, however, recovering to full fitness the 23-year-old has made 22 appearances for the club during this campaign, to take his overall games tally to 82.

O’Meara, 25, is a former Ireland under-20s and England Students player who signed for the Cornish Pirates as a player development foundation (PDF) member in 2015.

During his three seasons with the Pirates, O’Meara has made 71 appearances and scored 35 tries.

Pirates co-coach Alan Paver (pictured) said: “Injuries frustratingly held back Matt’s initial development, however, he has really come of age and is a rugby warrior who really puts his body on the line. As we have seen this season, he is a magnificent competitor.

“Alex is another player whose development has been great to witness. He has bags of pace and now with added extra attributes, including his defence and communication skills, as a wing he is up there with the best in the Championship.”

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