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SERVICES EDGE THRILLER AT BRICKFIELDS

By Bill Hooper at the Brickfields

Combined Services and the Barbarians served up a veritable feast of rugby in front of a good crowd on a chilly Plymothian evening in this Remembrance Day encounter.

With the band of the Royal Marines on hand to play the last post and the National Anthem prior to kick-off,

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SUNDAY FIXTURE SEES SMALL CROWD INCREASE

Despite the attraction of the autumn internationals either live or on the box, there was still plenty of local rugby to enjoy over the weekend.

I took in a couple of games, Saturday at Redruth and then on Sunday down at the Mennaye for the Cornish Pirates match against the Bedford Blues.

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CORNWALL UNDER 18’S – CREAM OF THE SOUTH WEST

Top of the bill this week must be our Cornwall 18 group who in defeating Buckinghamshire 19-8 in Bristol on Sunday have clinched the south west group title.

The win against Bucks made it a clean sweep for our boys following their wins against Somerset 34-0, Devon at Okehampton 26-18 and Dorset &

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LONDON WELSH SHOW CREDENTIALS

London Welsh again showed why they are everyone’s favourites for a swift return to the Aviva Premiership with a comfortable defeat of the Cornish Pirates 41 – 6 at their Oxford base the Kassam Stadium.

All the Pirates had to show for the long trip were a couple of Kieran Hallett penalties.

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SW DERBY WIN LIFTS REDS

Everyone is saying that it’s going to be even more important to win your home games in National League 2 South this season such is the tightness in playing abilities.

So it was good to see Redruth build on their good 2 points they got a Bournemouth last Saturday with a 26-14 win against Exmouth at the Rec.

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PIRATES WIN THRILLING BRITISH AND IRISH CUP TIE

What a great game of rugby between the Cornish Pirates and Ulster Ravens in the British & Irish Cup on Friday night down at the Mennaye.

The atmosphere was great just a shame that there was not more than around 1,350 to witness such a great advert for the B&I Cup.

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NO RED CARPET, NO DICKY BOW-TIES, NO CHAMPERS, BUT PLENTY OF OGGIES & TRIBUTE ALE

It must be A.G.M. time and our Cornwall Player of the Year Presentations.

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Player’s Shields awaiting presentation

Trelawny’s Army Supporters Club held their A.G.M. yesterday at the St. Austell Brewery Visitor Centre.

The Army were delighted to have as guests for the evening officials from the Cornwall R.F.U.

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PIRATES’ BOARD KICK FRIDAY NIGHTS INTO TOUCH!

Hot on the heels of the Cornish Pirates success against Moseley on Friday night came news on Monday that the club is set to abandon it’s experiment with Friday night rugby after just two Championship matches!

I am not too sure how you can make a sound judgement that Friday night rugby can be deemed a failure after such a short space of time,

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TRELAWNY’S ARMY MEMBERS ELECT THEIR PLAYERS OF THE YEAR

WINNER OF THE BILL OSBORNE MEMORIAL SHIELD

Following the fantastic run by the Cornwall team in this season’s Bill Beaumont Cup in reaching the Twickenham final, it was always going to be a very difficult decision as to whom to vote for as our Cornwall Player of the Year.

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CAMBORNE MUST AIM FOR AUTOMATIC PROMOTION

As you will have seen from my previous entry I took in Camborne’s home Tribute South West 1 West league match against Cullompton last Saturday.

Always a pleasure to visit Crane Park and catch up with the Cherry and Whites and following on from their disappointment in the play-offs last season to re-enter the National Leagues,

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