Following on from news of other player announcements this week, the Cornish Pirates have confirmed that former Welsh international tight-head prop Craig Mitchell, aged 33, has signed a two-year contract with the club.
Educated at Dwr-y-Felin Comprehensive School in Neath, Craig played his early rugby for Tonna RFC before playing senior rugby for Neath and as a teenager making a first of 31 appearances for the Ospreys regional side. Also, as many will be aware, he is a former Exeter ‘Chief’ who moved to Devon from Swansea in 2011, and then signed for Cardiff Blues in 2014.
In 2016 Craig signed for Newport Gwent Dragons, playing a season there ahead of next joining Yorkshire Carnegie for whom, following recovery from an injury, he made six appearances near the end of the 2017-18 campaign. A short-term deal then saw him move briefly to Newcastle Falcons for the start of the 2018-19 season, and then it was back to Yorkshire Carnegie from where he has joined the Cornish Pirates.