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The action last weekend began on Friday night when the Cornish Pirates took on Nottingham at Lady Bay in the Championship.

Sadly for the Pirates, a game they looked set to win, was snatched away with the final kick of the game as Nottingham sneaked the win 18-17 leaving the Cornish side frustrated.

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Cornwall name side to face Hampshire this Sunday

Jason Leonard U20 County Championship

Cornwall U20 V Hampshire U20

The Cornwall U20 team play their second pool game on Sunday 25th February at St Austell RFC with a 13:00 kick off time.

Cornwall’s opponents on the day will be Hampshire who,

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Reds pick up win on the road, whilst Camels earn Cup final place

Photo Simon Bryant Iktis: Richie Kevern in fine form for Reds

Slightly late with the blog this week, which is better than none the previous week! I must be slipping.

Sadly the rain again got the better of the Mennaye enforcing a postponement of Pirates’ game against Yorkshire Carnegie.

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Winning start for Cornwall Under 20s

JASON LEONARD CUP UNDER 20 COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP POOL D

GLOUCESTERSHIRE 15 -24 CORNWALL

Cornwall got their campaign off to a great start with a gutsy win at Cinderford against a tough Gloucestershire outfit.

The black and golds got off to a perfect start with an early unconverted try from Penryn tight-head prop Kyle Gatrix.

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Sportva Kernow – Tick Tock

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Cornwall Under 20s name side to face Gloucestershire

 

Cornwall selectors have announced their squad to take on Gloucestershire on Sunday in the first Jason Leonard Cup game this season.

The Cornish All Blacks have the largest club representation in the squad, testimony to their excellent youth policy at Polson Bridge.

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Nonu & Tedstone pleased with Reds’ performance against Canterbury

Photo: Simon Bryant Iktisphoto

 

Redruth’s 31-19 success against Canterbury lifts them above Henley Hawks in the league table to 5th place. The two sides meet in two weeks time at the Recreation Ground, but before that there is the game at Clifton and that fixture occupies the thoughts of head coach Pale Nonu.

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Home or Away Pirates sail into last 8


Cornish Pirates 41   Hartpury RFC 0  

Reports Phil Westren

Playing this important ‘home’ tie ‘away’ in the British & Irish Cup, which followed an announcement on Friday that the ground at the Mennaye Field was unlikely to be playable, the Cornish Pirates displayed wholly admirable stoicism to qualify for the quarter-finals stage.

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Loss to Titans compounds tough week for Pirates

 

It proved not to be a happy return for Pirates’ coach Alan Paver to his home town of Rotherham on Saturday as a late Caolan Ryan penalty gave the Titans a first Championship win of the season and leave the Pirates high and dry.

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Winning start marks Chapple’s return

 

 

There were plenty of smiling faces at the Recreation Ground after the final whistle on Saturday following Camborne’s 29-7 win against Weston-super-Mare.

Two tries from No.8 James Goldsworthy and further touchdowns by Ben Kemp and Harvey Bell along with points from the boot of Dave Mankee did the business for Town.

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