A QUARTET of young Exeter Chiefs stars will return to the Cornish Pirates in dual-registration deals in 2015/16 along with a pair of new faces.

The Greene King IPA Championship club has confirmed Max Bodilly, Stuart Townsend, Jack Innard and Tom Hendrickson will be coming back to the Mennaye after successful spells last year.

Coming with them from the Aviva Premiership side are winger Jack Arnott and back row forward Sam Simmonds, who both spent the 2014/15 campaign with Plymouth Albion on DR deals.

Director of rugby Ian Davies said: "Once again we are benefiting from the excellent relationship we have with the Chiefs.

"These players will add to the competition within the Pirates squad and we look forward to helping them achieve their goal of being Premiership players."