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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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Ealing too strong for Pirates

Cornish Pirates 10   Ealing Trailfinders 38

By Phil Westren, at the Mennaye Field.

It was said pre-match that unbeaten league leaders Ealing Trailfinders were the team to beat. So, when the Pirates got within two points of their visitors early in the second half,

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Knights win joust at Castle Park

Doncaster Knights 17   Cornish Pirates 15

By Phil Westren

Travelling ‘Up North’ for this Round 4 game in this season’s Greene King IPA Championship, the Cornish Pirates expected a tough examination against Doncaster Knights at Castle Park, as both sides arrived at this stage of the campaign each with three wins under their belts.

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Win Keeps The Pirates on Track

Cornish Pirates 27   Bedford Blues 12

Cornish Pirates made it three wins out of three in the Championship, and with a satisfying bonus point to boot gained against Bedford Blues, reports Phil Westren from the Mennaye Field.

Flanker John Stevens, who was man of the match when the Pirates played Saracens two weeks previously,

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Pirates back up Sarries win with victory at RAG

Richmond  7 – 27 Cornish Pirates

Following their superb victory at home to Saracens seven days earlier, the Cornish Pirates followed up with another deserved result by bagging a bonus point win in Round 2 of this season’s Greene King IPA Championship, reports Phil Westren

For their visit to the RAG (Richmond Athletic Ground),

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Pirates take down Sarries in Championship opener

CORNISH PIRATES 25-17 SARACENS

This contest saw the Cornish Pirates welcome Saracens, for the first time since 2003, to Penzance for their opening game in this season’s belated Greene King IPA Championship, reports Phil Westren from the Mennaye Field

Pre-match Jackson Wray, the visitors’ skipper, said his side was primed and ready to resist anything about to be thrown at them as they began their intended march back to the Premiership.

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Dave Muirhead – RIP

Trelawny’s Army was saddened to learn of the sad passing of Dave Muirhead.

Dave was a stalwart of the Cadgwith Singers, singing with the group at our annual dinners, and at many rugby matches

A skilled boatman and fisherman, he was also a fine rugby player in his younger days playing and captaining both Falmouth and Helston rugby clubs from the back row.

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Kyle Moyle seals move to Gloucester

Having spent a period of time on-loan to Premiership Club Gloucester, it has been announced today that Kyle has sealed a deal that sees him move permanently to the Premiership outfit from the Cornish Pirates.

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CRFU put competitions return on hold

You will have seen the news that the county has moved into tier 3 with all that that entails. You may also have seen the RFU guidance to tier 3 and the implications of that.
The CRFU have taken a responsible view all through Covid and I hope you’ll agree we have not only kept clubs informed as to RFU developments but also offered assistance to any club who has either asked or needed it.

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