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Sam reports for training following 3 try salute

CAMBORNE 57 – 17 NEWTON ABBOT

Camborne made it eight win in a row with a nine try demolition of mid-table side Newton Abbot with flanker Sam Matavesi scoring a hat-trick of tries as his departing gift before starting ten weeks basic training with the Royal Navy, reports Bill Hooper from the Recreation Ground.

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Pirates win keeps them in contention in B&I Cup

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Photo: Alan Paver – it was an OK performance from his side on Sunday

Back to a full league program last weekend plus of course the second round of pool games in the British & Irish Cup.

On Sunday the Pirates made it two Cup wins with an impressive 41-5 win against an Ospreys Select.

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Superb Reds bag all five points on the road

A tremendous team performance by the reds full of skill, tenacity and guts and comfortably their best of the season so far saw Redruth bring home a bonus point win from a pulsating game in Suffolk, reports Ed Bawden.

There were a number of outstanding displays for the reds,

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Pirates get Cup campaign off to a flyer

The Cornish Pirates travelled to the west of Ireland to take on Connacht Eagles in their opening British & Irish pool 3 ties.

The Sports ground had staged a remarkable Champions Cup tie the day before which saw Connacht come from behind to defeat the once mighty Toulouse 23-21 in front of a packed crowd,

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Ducker & Evans score tries to remember

Another double-header for me this weekend as I took in the games at Redruth and the Cornish Pirates, both had some cracking tries scored.

First to the Mennaye on Sunday when third placed Cornish Pirates took on second place Yorkshire Carnegie in the Championship and it was the visitors who took the spoils in an exciting encounter 35-28.

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Town on top & Stirlo pops in at Mennaye

Sadly time has beaten me this week so a much truncated blog entry on last weekend’s games.

The big game locally was the derby in National 3 SW between Camborne and Launceston.

It was a great occasion as both sides locked horns in the league for the first time in twenty years.

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Sam Matavesi receives his award at Camborne

Camborne’s Sam Matavesi was announced Trelawny’s Army Player of the Year at their well attended Annual General Meeting held at St. Austell Brewery Visitor Centre last week, reports Bill Hooper.

Sam received his award, the Bill Osborne Shield, at the conclusion of Camborne’s home game last Saturday from Trelawny’s Army’s Viv Broadhurst and Ewart White plus Sam’s dad Sireli Matavesi.

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Sam & Locryn top the vote

TRELAWNY’S ARMY MEMBERS ELECT THEIR PLAYERS OF THE YEAR

WINNER OF THE BILL OSBORNE MEMORIAL SHIELD

Cornwall’s triumph at Twickenham in retaining the Bill Beaumont Cup ensured huge interest from the membership in choosing this season’s player of the year. There were no shortage of candidates in the running for the Cornwall Senior Player of the Year award but in the end voting was pretty well unanimous for our winner,

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Launceston rediscover that winning feeling at long last


Photo James Judge:  Launceston final whistle

Where to start this week with all the excitement of the past few days?

It has to be Launceston, as they finally got the win they having been looking for since Jimmy Tucker took over as head coach.

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Cornish Pirates secure new investment and exciting new future

The Cornish Pirates are set to sign an international deal that will trigger immediate investment in the club and lead to a potential tie-up with one of New Zealand’s top rugby organisations.

Former club owner Dicky Evans and fellow Pirates shareholder Martin Hudson, together with New Zealand-based Cornish businessman Colin Groves and the investment company Tamahere Limited,

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