Cornish Pirates have announced that four more stars have committed their futures to the club by signing new contracts.

The news follows last week's confirmation that 10 squad members have extended their contracts for the 2024/25 season.

Now four more have joined in on the party.

Fans will be buzzing with the news that Joe Elderkin, Alex Everett, Harry Hocking, and Bruce Houston will be staying in Cornwall.

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Exeter-born centre Joe Elderkin, aged 25, has made 69 appearances as a dependable midfielder.

A former Truro School and Truro RFC youth team player who represented Exeter Chiefs under 18s/Academy, he has also played for Redruth, Plymouth Albion, and for Cornwall.

Backrower Alex Everett has become a standout performer nearing the end of his second season in Cornwall.

Last Saturday’s game versus London Scottish marked his 50th appearance for the club.

Harry Hocking, a hooker, is part of the Exeter Chiefs contingent dual registered with the Cornish Pirates this season.

Educated at Mounts Bay Academy and developed his rugby career at Truro College, the 22-year-old scored five tries in five Championship games.

Irish player Bruce Houston, a former Ireland under 18s/under 19s player, joined the Cornish Pirates in October.

The 24-year-old fly-half made 18 appearances and scored 120 points.

Falmouth Packet: They're here to stay!

Speaking on the promising player news, Cornish Pirates’ joint head coach Gavin Cattle said: “It is obviously really good that we are keeping such a promising group of players, who have signed new contracts for next season and have a lot of growth in them.

“As ever, retention is a priority, and for those boys who know what this team looks like and what we are about, as part of that cycle they can hand on their knowledge to newcomers when they arrive".

He continued: “So, we look forward to the cycle continuing, but with an awareness too that we will also be losing some big characters this year.

"Naturally, they to a man are thanked for their quite considerable efforts and we wish them all the very best in the future”.