The Cornish Pirates can confirm that Ian Davies has been appointed as their Director of Rugby up to the end of the 2015/16 season.

Ian joined the club as Forwards Coach in 2009 and later became Head Coach following the departure of high performance manager Chris Stirling.

During his time with the Cornish Pirates Ian has been an influential figure in the club's success, proudly helping coach the RFU Championship XV that faced the Maori All Blacks last season, and more recently coaching the Barbarians team that played a Remembrance Rugby Day fixture against the Combined Services.