London Irish is delighted to announce the signings of Ed Scragg and Josh Caulfield from Championship outfit Cornish Pirates.

The pair will join Declan Kidney’s squad ahead of the 2022/23 season after helping Pirates to equal their highest league footing of third in the Championship.

Scragg, who is most comfortable in the second row, is a Wales under-20s representative and was capped in two Under 20 Six Nations campaigns and the 2019 Junior World Cup, also pulling on the Cardiff Metropolitan University shirt alongside new teammate Tom Pearson.

Caulfield made his move to Cornwall permanent in 2020 after being dual-registered with Exeter Chiefs the previous four years and can play at lock and across the back-row.

The 24-year-old has exceeded a century of appearances for Pirates and boasts a wealth of age-grade experience with the England team, playing in the under-16s, under-18s and under 20s sides.

Director of Rugby Declan Kidney welcomed the signings and trusts the duo’s unique skill sets will serve the Irish team well.

“Myself and the coaching staff are excited to welcome the guys on board at Hazelwood,” Kidney stated.

“Ed is a young talent, and we are confident that he will develop his skills here at London Irish. We are looking forward to seeing what he can add to the squad.

“Josh is a good, versatile player and has tasted life in first-tier rugby before, and myself, Les and the rest of the coaching staff believe he will again embrace the step up to Premiership with us."

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