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Nine lads make South West trial from Cornwall Under 20s

 

 

 

Nine players from this season’s Cornwall Under 20s squad have been picked for the South West Division trial at Keynsham RFC on Sunday 9th April.

A large squad of players has been selected from all the constituent bodies forming the South West group.

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Pirates keep play-off hopes alive whilst Camels reach County final

Photo by Rodney Parrish, TASC ball presentation to Bude

On a glorious spring day the Cornish Pirates put on one of their best displays of the season in defeating last season’s defeated Championship finalists Doncaster Knights 34-17 to keep their play-off hopes alive with two rounds remaining of the league season.

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Hampshire 25-19 Cornwall – report from last Sunday’s Under 20 pool game

 

 

 

Report by Roger Watson at Overton RFC

Despite a valiant fight back in the last ten minutes the young “Black & Golds” went down 25-19 to a well organised Hampshire side who sealed the group with their third victory of the campaign.

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Truro & Saltash progess to National Cup semis, Cornwall Under 20s lose out in Hampshire

Outside of the Cornish Pirates Championship game at leaders London Irish it was the National Cup Quarter-finals that took centre stage.

The Pirates were rocked by a dazzling Irish first half spell that saw the home side race into 34-0 lead inside 30 minutes.

Credit though to the Cornish Pirates as they came back with a couple of unconverted tries before half-time through Jake Parker and Alex Dancer.

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Cornwall make eight changes for crunch game

Photo: Tom Sandercock one of four Launceston players in the Cornwall squad on Sunday

Cornwall Under 20s travel to play Hampshire this Sunday knowing nothing less than a win will do to keep them in this season’s competition.

It will be a tough task against a Hampshire side that has won both opening games,

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Pirates crash out of B & I Cup, but London Cornish clinch title

There was huge disappointment for the Cornish Pirates on Friday night when they lost their quarter-final tie in this season’s British & Irish Cup to Jersey Reds at rue des Landes 36-20.

A late flurry from the visitors when they scored a couple of tries saved some blushes on a night to forget.

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Pirates must re-group for Friday night cup tie

There was no St. Piran’s Day win for the Cornish Pirates in their Greene King Championship fixture against Jersey Reds on Sunday at a windswept Mennaye.

The Islanders took the spoils 7-5 with the few points scored all coming during the second half.

Pirates had first use of the wind,

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Cornish Pirates maintain play-off challenge

 

 

Photo: London Cornish DoR Dickon Moon

 

Nicolas De Battista’s try scored in the dying moments of the game gave the Pirates a bonus point win 34-5 against Rotherham Titans. The win sees the Cornish side leap-frog Jersey in the championship table back into fifth place.

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Gloucestershire out-muscle Cornwall up front

UNDER 20 COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS

CORNWALL 9 – 18 GLOUCESTERSHIRE

By Bill Hooper at the Recreation Ground Redruth.

Cornwall have it all to do in three weeks time against Hampshire following defeat in their second pool game of this season’s Championship.

The conditions suited the big heavy Gloucestershire pack which they revelled in.

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Cornwall make changes for Gloucestershire test

Photo: Cornwall u.20 in action against Gloucestershire last season

 

Cornwall Rugby Football Union  Under 20 County Championship campaign 2017 continues on Sunday 26 February with a home game at Redruth against Gloucestershire kick-off 2 pm.

Following the first game against Berkshire,

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