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Simmonds kicks Reds to storm-force win

REDRUTH 14 – 10 CANTERBURY

By Bill Hooper, at the Recreation Ground.

Redruth left it late to stage a final quarter revival to overturn a 10-0 half-time deficit playing down the slope into the teeth of a gale.

Canterbury made a strong start with the wind at their backs with their big heavy forwards making good ground into the Redruth twenty-two.

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Pirates suffer another loss in Jersey

 

                            

 PHOTO Brian Tempest: Sam Matavesi scored in Jersey prior to Fiji call up

Jersey Reds 33   Cornish Pirates 10

 

Playing what was inevitably always going to be a tough challenge away to Jersey Reds,

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Sam gets Fiji call up

Cornish Pirates Sam Matavesi has been called up by Fiji for their autumn tour in Europe.

The Fijians have a tough program with tests against Scotland at Murrayfield on November 10th, Uruguay at Hartpury on November 17th and finally France in the stade de France on November 24th.

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Pirates Survive a Nottingham Comeback

Photo: Kyle Moyle dives in for a spectacular try

 

Cornish Pirates 36   Nottingham Rugby 28

By Phil Westren

Playing this Greene King IPA Championship Round 6 fixture conditions, the Cornish Pirates impressed mightily in acquiring a 36-0 lead with just 37 minutes on the clock.

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Round up from the leagues

 

In National League 2 South, Redruth renewed rivalries with Birmingham & Solihull chalking up a third win on the road already for this season 25-22.

The Reds had to battle hard for the win withstanding a final onslaught from the home side before the final whistle sounded.

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Stadium for Cornwall – update

 

As the two long time partners in the Stadium for Cornwall project we would like to update all interested parties on the current situation.

Primarily the progress on the site development is on track with the recently completed site investigation revealing no surprises and in fact the ground conditions are better than expected so there will be no extra foundation works such as piling to support the west stand.

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Cornwall RFU states it’s concerns on the future of county rugby

 

 

What is the future of County Representative Rugby?

As of the last week of September 2018 there were still no signs of fixtures and dates forthcoming from RFU competition managers despite several assurances they are on the way.

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Cornwall prepares for new season

CRFU Development Squad training commences

Chairman of Selectors Terry Carter has met with Cornwall RFU Selectors and Coaches ahead of the first training session at Perranporth RFC on Wednesday 10th October.

Having cast their net far and wide, attending many grounds and games,

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Reds roar back to form with eight try win

Photo : Dan Barbary – Ben Fox wins the lineout

REDRUTH 50 – 36 CLIFTON

By Bill Hooper, at the Recreation Ground.

Redruth took the spoils in a fourteen try thriller at a sunny Recreation Ground outscoring their opponents by eight tries to six.

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Two Bonus Points and The Pirates Stay Top

 

 

 

Ealing Trailfinders 41   Cornish Pirates 35

Report by Phil Westren, photos Brian Tempest

It was stated pre-match that this 2nd versus 1st Round 5 Greene King IPA Championship encounter would be a measuring stick for the Cornish Pirates and to a degree it was.

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