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RFU Championship transfer news

28 February 2013

  • Bath hooker joins Cornish Pirates on dual-registration
  • Rotherham welcome Curtis Wilson to Clifton Lane
The Cornish Pirates have signed hooker Will Tanner on a dual-registration agreement with Bath Rugby.

Photo: Bath Rugby

The Cornish Pirates have signed hooker Will Tanner on a dual-registration agreement with Bath Rugby.

Aged 20, the Birmingham-born former England U16 and U18 international made his debut for Bath in the Aviva Premiership against Sale in December, 2011, and has also had loan spells at Clifton, Taunton and Bristol.

Commenting with reference to their squad's latest acquisition, Cornish Pirates Head Coach, Ian Davies, said: “Will was to be dual-registered earlier in the season but an injury meant his opportunity was missed. He is a talented footballer and is a welcome addition to the squad just prior to the registration deadline on Friday.”

Also moving to pastures new is Curtis Wilson, who joins Rotherham Titans on loan for the remainder of the season.

Clifton Lane welcomes Wilson

Wilson arrives at Clifton Lane from fellow Championship side Leeds Carnegie and will add to the competition for a wing berth. The 20-year-old London-born flyer comes with a reputation as a speedster who has tremendous footwork and is a quality finisher. Curtis has represented Yorkshire U18s and North of England U18s.

Titans Head Coach Alex Codling is delighted to have added Wilson to his squad and explained: “I first became aware of Curtis when he was playing for Otley, when I was at Barking three seasons ago. He is currently at Leeds Carnegie and they have kindly let him come here on loan for the rest of the season and I’d like to thank Leeds and Diccon Edwards for their cooperation.

“Curtis has great footwork and he’s a quality finisher; we have really good wingers here at the moment in Mike Doneghan and Peter Homan, but it’s great to have someone of Curtis’s quality to come into the fold.”