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Pirates appoint Beukeboom as new skipper

‘Meet the Players’ Event Again Proves Popular

 

Photo Brian Tempest: Brett Beukeboom new club captain

The Cornish Pirates annual ‘Meet the Players’ event, held at the Mennaye Field on Tuesday, once again proved popular,

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Exiles announce coaching line-up for new season

Picture London Cornish DoR Dickon Moon
London Cornish RFC is delighted to confirm the following coaching team for season 2018-19:
HEAD COACH –

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Pirates in Buoyant Mood Ahead of New Season

Photo by Brian Tempest. Coach Alan Paver

The Cornish Pirates are in buoyant mood ahead of the 2018/19 season, and for good reason, reports Phil Westren from the Mennaye.

For the team and its supporters there is much to look forward to as they approach a new campaign with an already gifted squad boosted still further by the arrival of quality new signings.

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Penryn mourn the loss of former skipper “Cheyenne”

JOHN “CHEYENNE” BLACKBURN

Photo: John Blackburn at front of the lineout for Penryn against London Welsh 1973

John Blackburn, who sadly passed away this week aged 79, was in his heyday one of the most renowned lock forwards playing in Cornwall during the sixties and early seventies,

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Trelawny’s Army mourns passing of our friend Ewart White – Funeral details

Everybody connected with Trelawny’s Army are saddened to learn of the passing of our great friend and valued committee member Ewart White who sadly passed away yesterday following a short illness.

Ewart was rightly regarded as a stalwart of Cornish rugby, he was county team secretary for over twenty years,

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Edd Pascoe wins selection for England Counties, Josh Matavesi called up by BaaBaas

Redruth and Royal Navy lock Edd Pascoe is the only Cornish player to have been selected for this year’s England Counties tour to Romania.

Well done to Edd.

 

Full England Counties squad in the link

Congratulations to Josh Matavesi who has been called up to the Barbarians squad to face England on Sunday.

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Chris Fuca Testimonial Game

There were plenty of Chris’ former and current team-mates on show Saturday for Fucs’ farewell game at Redruth.

Just a few photos by Dan Barbary to give you a flavour of the day.

Cheers Fucs.

 

 

 

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Herts prove too strong for Cornwall

BILL BEAUMONT CUP – COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP

HERTFORDSHIRE 50–0 CORNWALL

By Bill Hooper

Cornwall selectors rang the changes ahead of county side’s final fixture for this season with a view to looking at players ahead of next season’s campaign; however they were also hit by some late withdrawals which meant Cornwall fielding a side with not one Redruth player in the match day squad!

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Cornwall ring changes for Herts trip

Photo: Ben Hilton returns to Cornwall’s boiler house

By Bill Hooper

Due to unavailability and other circumstances, Cornwall’s selectors have picked a largely experimental side to face Hertfordshire at Bishop’s Stortford on Saturday 3 pm.

There are nine changes in the starting XV from the side that played against Devon at Camborne last week and just four players in the squad that faced Hertfordshire at Camborne last season.

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Cornish lads unlucky not to make England Counties U.20 selection

Photo Colin Hatch: Players l-r Jake Penprase, Luke Barnes, James Tucker, Declan Matthews & Torin Clarke.

Five Cornwall U.20 players took place in the inter-divisional games at Derby last weekend. The South West played the Midlands and lost, however Declan Matthews scored a try for the South West.

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