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Ten-try Town back on track

Camborne’s 60-14 win against Cullompton on Saturday nudged them closer to the play-off scrap in Tribute South West 1 West. Head coach Liam Chapple hopes that his side’s win will be the springboard for a good run that will propel them into the play-offs at the end of the season.

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New Year and New Hope for all!

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Photo – Iktis photo – Rhodri McAtee played at fly-half for Redruth against Cambridge

The Cornish Pirates win over Jersey 30-12 at the Mennaye on Saturday saw the Cornish side temporarily up to fifth place in the Championship table on Saturday evening.

The win was just the tonic needed before testing consecutive away games at leaders Worcester Warriors and then the first of the return fixtures at London Scottish.

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Cornish Pirates end year on a high

The Cornish Pirates ended 2014 with a vital win against Plymouth Albion winning 27-19 at the Brickfields in the yuletide derby.

It was a vital win as the Pirates look to put some distance between themselves and struggling Albion who are yet to win this season in the league and sadly look set for the drop come the season’s end.

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Cornish derby ends all square

The eagerly anticipated return Cornish derby between Launceston and Redruth ended in a 15 all draw at Polson Bridge last Saturday.

The Cornish All Blacks points came via the boot of skipper Kieron Lewitt, whilst the Reds had the satisfaction of scoring three un-converted tries through Ben Priddey (2) and replacement back Dan Rutter.

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Cornish de-throne Kings

KCS Old Boys 20-30 London Cornish

Report & Photos By Ben Gilby

London Cornish ended 2014 with a bonus point victory away at fourth placed KCS Old Boys, with the forwards doing the damage, scoring all of the tries. This result sees them well placed for a promotion challenge in the New Year.

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Redruth secure morale boosting win

It’s been a tough few weeks for the Reds having lost their last three games on the bounce, so it was vital that they got a good win ahead of Saturday’s Cornish Derby at Polson Bridge against county rivals Launceston.

At half-time last Saturday it looked like the poor run would continue as Redruth put in a poor first forty to go in trailing 25-10 against Lydney.

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Cornish Exiles tame Tigers

London Cornish laid the ghosts of last week’s defeat to leaders Tottonians to rest by beating Tadley Tigers 40-15.

Report and photos by Ben Gilby

Tadley are a side with good Cornish links of their own – one of the club’s founders, Frank Jose is a Camborne man,

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All Blacks running into form at right time

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The Cornish All Blacks 25-15 win over Canterbury at Polson on Saturday made it three wins on the bounce for the East Cornwall side.

Having been on the wrong end of some close calls this season this little run of wins has helped propel the All Blacks up the table and they have now leap-frogged their West Cornwall rivals for the first time this season in the league.

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Totts too hot to handle!

London Cornish 6-19 Tottonians

Report and Photos by Ben Gilby

It was Tottonians who emerged with the spoils from the top of the table London Two South-West clash at The REMPF on Saturday.

The early exchanges were a serious arm-wrestle as these two sides tested each other out – a series of scrums and line-outs finally ended after seven minutes.

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Pirates keep Cup hopes alive

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Photo Jake Woodward scoring Cornwall Under 20’s second try on Sunday – Photo Iktis photo

The Cornish Pirates kept their British and Irish Cup hopes alive with a vital Friday night in at Pandy Park against Cross Keys 31-20.

Pirates scored four tries to take the bonus point through Paul and Jack Andrew,

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