With no word on when the threatened Championship will begin (if it begins at all), the Premiership clubs have been browsing the lower leagues in search of short-term talent.
Gloucester’s most recent development has been the acquisition of two Cornish Pirates players in preparation for their Round 1 clash with Leicester in the 2020-21 Premiership on 21 November.
The duo are fullback Kyle Moyle and prop Jay Tyack.
✍️ Gloucester Rugby are pleased to confirm the arrivals of Jay Tyack and Kyle Moyle, who will both join the Club on a short-term loan deal from @CornishPirates1.— Gloucester Rugby (@gloucesterrugby) November 3, 2020
Welcome on board, @BeefcakeTyack & @Moyler46 🙌
Gloucester issued the following statement:
“Kyle Moyle, 27, is a product of Penzance and Newlyn’s youth section, playing with the likes of Luke Cowan-Dickie and Jack Nowell during his development. Moyle has been in a mainstay in the Pirates side since making his debut in 2012.
“Impressing mainly from full-back, Moyle is also more than capable on the wing too, playing over 130 games for the Pirates. His scintillating running earned him a spot in the Championship Dream Team.
“Jay Tyack, 24, a loosehead prop by trade, is highly regarded by the Pirates. His career began with Truro, with Jay going on to represent Cornwall, and England at age-grade level.
“Tyack has also aided his development with a period in National One with Birmingham Moseley, as well as playing in New Zealand in 2015. Both Jay and Kyle have joined up with the squad with immediate effect.”