Following the recent good news confirming that hooker Sam Matavesi had signed a new contract for the next two seasons, two more highly gifted Cornish players, full-back Kyle Moyle and wing Robin Wedlake have similarly put pen to paper.

A product of Penzance & Newlyn RFC's youth section, Kyle, now aged 25 was part of a talented group, including such as Luke Cowan-Dickie and Jack Nowell. Since making his debut for the Pirates in December 2012, and overcoming injuries that at times disrupted his progress, in recent seasons he has proven a scintillating runner and scorer of some super tries. Indeed, Kyle was the club’s ‘Try of the Season’ award winner in both 2014 and 2016, and in making a total of 116 appearances for the Pirates has to date scored 46 tries.

As for Robin, the 24-year-old is a former Redruth, Plymouth Albion and Cornwall player, who has also represented England Counties. Suffering a serious knee injury when playing for ‘Albion’ in a pre-season friendly against the Cornish Pirates in 2017 was a set-back, however having recovered well and since signing for the Pirates this year he has in his first season impressed, scoring 12 tries in just 13 appearances.

Cornish Pirates co-coach Gavin Cattle said: “We are absolutely delighted that Cornishmen Kyle and Robin are on board for another two years.

“Transforming our game since his move from wing to full-back, Kyle has been exceptional, and it is awesome to have someone of his quality in the squad.

“As for Robin, in his first season he has proven himself a prolific try-scorer and has given us some real firepower. He has ability to beat people one on one and his strength in contact is also outstanding.”