PAUL Andrew has re-signed for the Cornish Pirates after spending a season with Premiership side Worcester Warriors.
The 25-year-old prop agreed a two year deal which will bring him back to Mennaye Field where he played rugby between 2008 and 2013.
Andrew, whose brother Jack also plays for the Pirates, appeared ten times last season for the Warriors who were relegated from the Premiership after winning just two games out of 22.
Primarily a loose-head prop, Andrew has also represented the Cornwall county team and played 103 times for the Pirates during his first spell with the Greene King IPA Championship side, winning the most improved player award in 2011 and the President’s Cup in 2013.
Speaking after signing his contract, the man who stands 6ft tall and weighs in at 17st said he was delighted to be back at Mennaye Field.
Andrew said: “I am excited to make a return to Cornwall and to be part of a young and talented squad.
“Hopefully, with the experience gained it will be of benefit and stand me in good stead and I'm already very much looking forward to the season ahead.”
Pirates director of rugby Ian Davies also expressed his happiness at seeing Andrew return to the club, adding his experience gained at Sixways Stadium will benefit the team.
“As they say once a Pirate always a Pirate,” Davies said.
“When the opportunity came to re-sign Paul, we jumped at the chance.
“Paul was a stand out player for us when he went to Worcester and now he is returning with Premiership experience, so his signing will add greatly to the squad.”