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Sam Matavesi

Massive congratulations to Sam on his tremendous performances for Fiji in the two test series against New Zealand.

What a sight to see the Camborne’s Cornish-Fijian powering down the touchline in the build up to a Fijian try during the 1st test.

No doubt we shall see Sam involved again come the Autumn test schdule.

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Cornishman picked for Lions Test

Trelawny’s Army wishes Luke Cowan Dickie the very best of luck when he runs out for the British & Irish Lions Test side against South Africa in the 1st test on Saturday.

Chons da Luke.

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Pirates round off season with narrow loss

Jersey Reds 32   Cornish Pirates 31

In what was their final game in this season’s truncated Greene King IPA Championship, the Cornish Pirates fell just short of achieving a victory at the Jersey team’s Stade Santander International ground, reports Phil Westren

In the try stakes the Pirates outscored their opponents by five tries to four,

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Pirates end home games on a high

Cornish Pirates 52   Hartpury 26

By Phil Westren, at the Mennaye

Playing their penultimate fixture in this season’s somewhat shortened Greene King IPA Championship campaign, in what was also their last home game the Cornish Pirates won convincingly against Hartpury.

It was an entertaining encounter,

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The Day Penryn took on the Lions

Penryn side captained by Roger Harris

Penryn Versus the British Lions!?

With the British Lions squad for South Africa due to be announced on Thursday, hopes will be that perhaps a couple of Cornishmen could be included, namely former Penzance & Newlyn RFC and now Exeter Chiefs products Luke Cowan-Dickie and Jack Nowell.

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No Coventry Blues for Pirates

Coventry 19   Cornish Pirates 30

Playing this Round 8 match in theGreene King IPA Championship match away to Coventry, the Cornish Pirates emerged deserved ‘May Day’ winners at the Butts Park Arena, reports Phil Westren.                                                

Performing for the first time this season on a plastic pitch,

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Merryn Doidge named on England’s bench to face France

Exeter Chief’s Cornish fullback/wing, Merryn Doidge is poised to win her first England cap from the bench on Friday night against France in Villeneuve d’Ascq.

This game comes just six days from the 6 Nations decider played at the Twickenham Stoop between the two sides won by England 10-6.

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Neil Plummer – RIP

It is with great sorrow, that we learned today of the passing of our great friend Neil Plummer.

A great and fine Cornishman has left us.

Neil, along with his wife Beatrice were great supporters of many Cornish organisations over many, many years.

He also served for many years as a Cornwall County Councillor for Lanner &

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Cornwall’ great day 30 years on

A look back from the archives.

Oh yes, Cornwall!

The greatest comeback in the history of Cornish rugby sent Duchy fans delirious with delighted disbelief at the end of Saturday’s tumultuous triumph at Twickenham.

As the final whistle blew, signalling an unforgettable 29-20 victory over the White Rose of Yorkshire,

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County Championship Survey

County Championship surveyWe are contacting you to help us understand the views and opinions of all individuals in the community game on the County Championship competition.

The results of this survey will feed into the independent review of the County Championship across the senior men’s, senior women’s and men’s U20 competitions,

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