Cornish Pirates have signed Royal Navy flanker Jarrard Hayler for the 2022-23 season.
The 27-year-old is a commissioned officer within the Royal Marines and has captained the Royal Navy in opposition to the Military at Twickenham.
“He is a powerful younger man,” head coach Gavin Cattle mentioned.
“Due to his background, he has utilized himself rather well, has management qualities and matches comfortably into the environment.”
Hayler, who has signed a one-year deal, has additionally performed for Saracens within the Anglo-Welsh Cup, Plymouth Albion, Taunton and Dundee.
“I really feel that being a Royal Marine has helped me develop as an individual and enabled me to develop bodily and psychological robustness plus management abilities,” he mentioned.
“I’m totally wanting ahead to being part of the Cornish Pirates and its tradition.”
The Pirates get their 2022-23 Championship season beneath means at residence in opposition to Richmond on Friday, 9 September.
They completed third within the second tier final season.