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London Welsh sign Cornish Pirates hooker Rob Elloway on loan

London Welsh have signed Cornish Pirates hooker Rob Elloway on loan until the end of the 2014/15 season.

Elloway will strengthen the Exiles’ resources at hooker after injuries to Nathan Vella, Matthew Dobson and Nathan Taylor left Welsh with just two fit hookers for the remainder for the season in Koree Britton and Nathan Morris.

The experienced Elloway, 31, has made 191 appearance for the Pirates and helped the club reach consecutive Championship finals in 2010/11 and 2011/12, and overcome Munster in the inaugural British & Irish Cup final in 2010.

He crossed twice last weekend in the Pirates’ 45-38 victory over Bristol at Mennaye Field.

London Welsh head coach Justin Burnell said: "We’re pleased to have Rob on board. He’s been a very prominent figure in the Championship and illustrated that on the weekend by scoring two tries in a man of the match winning performance against Bristol.

"The arrival of Rob highlights our continued drive to recruit as well as how competitive and demanding the Aviva Premiership is, with three of our five front line hookers injured for the rest of the season."

A product of Sedgley Park minis and juniors, and Sedbergh School, Elloway joined the Cornish Pirates from Gloucester in the summer of 2007 and made his debut against Leicester Tigers in August 2007. During his time at Kingsholm he helped the club to European Challenge Cup final success in 2006.

Born in Rinteln, Germany, on a British Army base – his Dad, Kevin, was in the Royal Engineers – he gained representative honours for England 18 Group and for the Barbarians, and in 2009 he made his senior international debut for Germany in the European Nations Cup Division One competition.
 

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