Cornish Pirates prop Jay Tyack signed by Worcester Warriors

Worcester Warriors director of rugby Alan Solomons
Worcester Warriors director of rugby Alan Solomons

Worcester Warriors have confirmed that Cornish Pirates tighthead prop Jay Tyack will join the Gallagher Premiership club with immediate effect.

The 24-year-old becomes the third tighthead prop to be signed by the Warriors after Christian Judge and Jack Owlett.

Tyack was initially set to head to Sixways ahead of the 2021/22 season but with injuries to Conor Carey and Richard Palframan, he will join the club in the remainder of the ongoing campaign.

He started his career with Truro and also had stints with Launceston, St Ives, St Austell, Chinnor and Birmingham Moseley apart from two stints with Cornish Pirates. Tyack also was on loan with Gloucester at the start of the season but now has started his first training session with Warriors on Monday.

“I am really excited to be here, to be part of the group Warriors are building and to get involved early doors,” Tyack told the club's official website.

“I’m looking forward to working with Jonathan Thomas and Mark Irish. I’ve spoken to lots of people and they only have good things to say about them. So it’s a good place to learn and progress as a player.

“I was on loan at Gloucester for a couple of months at the start of the season so that gave me a feel for the pace of the Premiership.

“It’s a bit of a change from Championship rugby in terms of how fast things are and how quick they move. Hopefully that will stand me in good stead along with coming here early.

“The Pirates’ set piece has gone well this season and there a lot of talented players, not just at Pirates but throughout the Championship, so hopefully you will see more boys making the move into the Premiership.”

Worcester Warriors director of rugby Alan Solomons welcomed Tyack to the club.

“With Jay contracted to us for next season, it is hugely beneficial that he will be coming in now to provide cover for Palf, who has had surgery on his thumb which will see him miss the rest of the season,” said Solomons.

“Jay is a powerful, scrummaging tighthead who will add huge value to our set piece. Being with us now will enable him to hit the ground running next season.”

“We are grateful to Cornish Pirates, with whom we have an excellent relationship, for releasing Jay early so that he can take up this opportunity with us.”

Worcester Warriors are currently languishing at the bottom of the Gallagher Premiership table with three wins from 19 games.