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1969, a trip down memory lane

It’s hard to believe that on this very day 50 years ago I went to watch my very first rugby match.

As a 12 year old I went along to the game with other school mates, having first attended lesson that Saturday morning, yes at Truro Cathedral School we had lessons on a Saturday morning,

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Pirates pick up losing bonus point from Notts trip

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 Nottingham 20   Cornish Pirates 18

Report by Phil Westren, Cornish Pirates Media Officer. Photo Brian Tempest

Post their Sunday exit from the
semi-final of the Championship Cup at Ealing, a short turnaround for the
Cornish Pirates saw them return to Greene King IPA Championship action for this
Friday night fixture at Nottingham’s Lady Bay Sportsground.

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Pirates bow out of Cup

Ealing
Trailfinders 58   Cornish Pirates 26

Eight days after losing
to Ealing Trailfinders at home in the league, travelling to West London to
face the them away in the semi-final of the new Championship Cup competition was always going to be a big ask,
and so it proved,

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Ken Plummer reminisces with Radio Cornwall’s Ross Ellis

Fifty years after winning his first England cap in Cardiff against Wales and as the 50th anniversary of the famous County Final against Lancashire at Redruth approaches (8th March). Penryn’s Ken Plummer talks to Radio Cornwall sports presenter Ross Ellis about his life in rugby.

Click on audio link below

Interview with Ken Plummer

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Cornwall run riot in Hants

U.20 COUNTY
CHAMPIONSHIP JASON LEONARD CUP

HAMPSHIRE U.20 14 –
61 CORNWALL U.20

By Bill Hooper, photos courtesy of Simon Bryant Iktis Photo.

Cornwall’s
youngsters produced a scintillating performance on a glorious afternoon on the
3G pitch at Havant scoring nine tries and eight conversions to secure a place
in the national quarter-finals.

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Cornwall win in Hampshire

Cornwall U.20s ran in eight tries as they defeat Hampshire U.20s 61-14 at Havant in their second pool match in this season’s Jason Leonard Cup.

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Cornwall squad plan 2019 campaign

CORNWALL RFU TEAM BUILDING EVENT

By Bill Hooper, photos Simon Bryant Iktis photo

St. Austell Brewery was once again the venue
for this season’s pre Championship get together.

CRFU Chairman Denis Preece welcomed the players and coaches to this important event where the players and coaches have a chance to discuss plans for this season’s campaign.

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Clarke returns for Cornwall

CORNWALL RFU UNDER 20 COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP 2019

 The Jason Leonard Cup.

Cornwall Rugby Football Union (CRFU) Under 20 County Championship campaign
2019 moves to the second pool game in the Jason Leonard Cup. Cornwall will play
Hampshire at a new venue of Havant RFC on the 3G pitch with a 13:30 kick off
time on Sunday February 24.

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Camborne stalwart deservedly rewarded at HQ

Camborne Rugby Club stalwart Alan Truscott was a deserved winner of the RFU President’s Value the Volunteer Outstanding Contribution Award presented to him at the recent England v France game at Twickenham by coach Eddie Jones, reports Camborne Media Officer Martin Symons.

Truscott’s
association with the Cherry &

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No luck for Irish as Reds score six tries

REDRUTH 39 – 3 LONDON IRISH WILD GEESE

By Bill Hooper, at the Recreation Ground. Photo, Dan Barbary.

A stirring second half performance from Redruth saw them
home to a comfortable bonus point win.

Director of Rugby Nigel Hambly was pleased with the win but
felt his side could have played better.

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