The Cornish Pirates have confirmed that centre Will Butler has joined the club on a dual-registration agreement with Worcester Warriors.

A former England under 20s player, the 22-year-old has made 17 appearances for Worcester Warriors.

Delighted to welcome Will on board, Cornish Pirates’ joint head coach Gavin Cattle commented: "Unlucky with our midfield players who have been injured this season, our position was not helped when Shae (Tucker) picked up a slight knock during training this week.

"There has been an obvious need to have some back up, so Will’s arrival on loan makes him a welcome addition to the squad and we are naturally grateful to Worcester for acting quickly to help make this happen."

Cornish Pirates managed to win their last game against Green & Whites of Nottingham with Will Butler making his debut.

Cornish Pirates’ joint head coach Gavin Cattle said of the game: "We had talked all week about securing five points, so that was a positive to enable us to get back on track.

"There were a lot of good points in the first half but because of injuries we were understandably a little bit disjointed in the second forty.

"Our challenge now is to build consistency, and much of today – especially in the first half - was a step in the right direction."