PIRATES props Ben Prescott and Max Maidment have signed for IPA Championship rivals London Scottish.

The front row duo who both play in the tight-head position have agreed deals with The Exiles alongside two other props, Lovejoy Chawatama from Bridgewater & Albion and James Hallam from Newcastle Falcons.

Scottish's coach James Buckland said: "Ben has been around a while and is a top professional who keeps himself in great shape.

"We are really pleased to have signed Max. When we met Max he showed a determination to develop his game and this is a great opportunity for him."