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More woes for Penryn as they lose derby game

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Pic – tough times for Benji Thomas at Penryn

 

The weather relented this week to allow the vast majority of the league and cup program to go ahead.

I took in two games this weekend, Penryn against Wadebridge Camels a basement battle derby in Tribute Western Counties West on Saturday,

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Reds revel in the mud

Once again the weather got the better of most of the fixtures last weekend in Cornwall.

With the Cornish Pirates “enjoying” a weekend off in the calendar, they get back to Cup action next Sunday against Nottingham, it down to other sides to take centre stage.

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Bonus point win just the tonic for Truro

Photo – Darren Jacques Truro’s skipper

The weather almost won the day last weekend with many league and cup matches having to be postponed and those that were played having to contend with fierce wind and driving rain.

I went to Truro to see their game in Tribute Western Counties West against Devonport Services along with about fifty other hardy souls!

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Cup joy for the Reds & vital win for the Pirates

 

Picture Geoff Hitchens – Brad Howe & Peter Joyce

There was a good fixture list around the duchy on Boxing Day to tempt out the fans to the various clubs.

Whilst some were holiday fixtures there were others that have stood the test of times,

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Reds ride storm to take derby day spoils

Photo- Reds’ head coach Steve Larkins felt his side were comfortable throughout

The Cornish derby between Redruth and Launceston is always a fixture that is eagerly anticipated by both sets of supporters and Saturday’s encounter was no different.

The heavy rain overnight and during the morning made the pitch heavy,

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Boxing Day Fixtures Sat 26th December

Photo – The Tony Pill Memorial Cup will once again be up for grabs for the Man-of-the-Match between Camborne & Redruth

Check with clubs re kick-off times.

BUDE V PRESIDENT’S XV

BODMIN PRESIDENT’S XV V LANKELLY-FOWEY KO 11 AM

CAMBORNE V REDRUTH (RODDA’S MILK CUP) KO 2:30 PM

HELSTON V PRESIDENT’S XV

PERRANPORTH V CHAIRMAN’S XV KO 2PM

PENRYN V FALMOUTH KO 2:30 PM

ST.

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Nowell Prepares for French Backlash

Exeter Chiefs star Jack Nowell (pictured below) says he and his team-mates are expecting much tougher resistance from French rivals ASM Clermont-Auvergne when the two lock horns again this Sunday in the European Champions Cup, writes Exeter Chief’s media officer Mark Stevens.12108223_896819890371923_4844047588393624939_n a12108223_896819890371923_4844047588393624939_n a

Fresh from seeing off last season’s beaten finalists 31-14 at Sandy Park last weekend,

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Pirates take control of Cup pool

 

The Cornish Pirates came out on top of their British and Irish Cup encounter on Sunday against Cardiff Blues (Premiership Select) at the Arms Park 22-10.
There were two tries from winger Jack Arnott plus a touchdown from skipper Aaron Carpenter with fly-half Laurence May kicking a penalty and two conversions.

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May’s conversion lifts Pirates from foot of table

A try from flanker Alex Cheesman, in the final minutes of a pulsating match, allowed fly-half Laurence May the chance to kick a conversion to win the game. May didn’t flinch, and the Pirates won their Championship game by a single point 32-31 against Bedford Blues,

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Rejuvenated All Blacks give Bury a scare

It’s not often I start on a loss, but the Cornish All Blacks showed a lot of character last Saturday in going down at Bury St. Edmunds by a score 29-26.

By all accounts the All Blacks could have nicked the win;

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