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VINNICOMBE HAT-TRICK SETS UP REDS

A first half try hat-trick from winger Lewis Vinnicombe helped secure Redruth’s fifth win on the trot reports Bill Hooper from the Recreation Ground.

With barely sixty seconds on the clock Vinnicombe flew in at Hellfire corner for the opening try and then barely four minutes later the winger was in again in the same corner having brilliantly handed-off the covering Canterbury player.

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PATERSON AND MOYLE SCOOP PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARDS

 

Lewis Paterson receives the Bill Osborne Shield from Peter RichmondLewis Paterson receives the Bill Osborne Shield from Peter Richmond
Lewis Paterson receives the Bill Osborne Shield from Peter Richmond

Cornish All Blacks centre Lewis Paterson has been voted Trelawny’s Army Supporters Club Player of the Year for 2012 following his outstanding performances for Cornwall during the Duchy’s Bill Beaumont Cup campaign in May.

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FALCONS SWOOP TO VICTORY

It was a miserable Sunday afternoon down in Penzance with the wet conditions making for a forward orientated game. So it was no surprise that Newcastle Falcons grinded out the win  they looked for without too much panache from the former Premiership outfit by 25-3.

I have no doubts that the Falcons will be soaring high next season back in the top echelon of English rugby.

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LATE SHOW SEES PIRATES LOSE AT BRISTOL

Bristol got a modicum of revenge for last season’s defeat in the semi-finals with a win over the Cornish Pirates at the Memorial Ground. A final flourish saw them turnaround a one point deficit with just eight minutes left on the clock to finally run-out 29-17 winners.

Matt Evans again crossed the whitewash for the Pirates dotting down his sixth try in three games,

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REDS POWER TO DERBY WIN

REDRUTH 46 – 24 CORNISH ALL BLACKS

By Bill Hooper at the Recreation Ground Redruth

Redruth gave a cracking display of attacking rugby to deservedly take the spoils in the first derby this season against their old rivals the Cornish All Blacks in National League 2 South.

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PIRATES PREVAIL AFTER CLOSE SHAVE

Early season form is always a good pointer, Sunday’s derby battle between the Cornish Pirates and Plymouth Albion was no different.

Having battled in relegation play-offs, it looks like Albion may well be challenging further up the table this season. Truth is they really should have won this game but goal-kicker fly-half Paul Roberts had an off day with the boot converting just one of his kicks at goal from six attempts.

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AT LAST REAL RUGBY!

Enough of the phony stuff, league rugby is back and what an exciting opening weekend it was for the Cornish clubs involved.

In the RFU Championship a solid win by the Cornish Pirates out in Jersey with a 20-6 score-line. Canadian International winger Matt Evans bagged a hat-trick of tries for the Pirates,

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CORNWALL’S BILL BEAUMONT CUP FIXTURES FOR 2013

CORNWALL ON THE ROAD:

Cornwall will play two of their three County Championship Division One South group matches away from home next May, writes Nigel Walrond.

They start their campaign on Saturday, May 4, with a trip to Gloucestershire, and then follow that with a very long journey to Kent seven days later.

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WHY FRANCE ?

It is a question that has been asked me time and time again when people find out that I am supporting France at a major sporting event be it rugby or any sport. Especially when it involves England as the opposition.

As you would expect there is no straight forward answer,

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PIRATES FINISH AS RUNNERS-UP

ALL HAIL THE CHAMPIONS – LONDON WELSH! Well you’d think so wouldn’t you after the Welsh exiles deservedly won the RFU Championship last Wednesday week.

Sadly that is not the case. The RFU are sticking to their ruling that the Welsh cannot go up to the Aviva Premiership making a farce of the Championship as a whole.

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