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CAMBORNE MAINTAIN CHALLENGE

CAMBORNE 34 – 22 WADEBRIDGE CAMELS

Camborne warmed the hearts of their supporters on a bitterly cold afternoon with a bonus point win over their Cornish rivals in a pulsating Tribute South West 1 West encounter at the Recreation Ground to maintain their promotion challenge.

Camborne winger Luke Johnson enjoyed a fine game scoring two of the Cherry and Whites five tries amongst a personal point’s haul of 19 to cap a man-of-the-match performance.

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CORNISH PIRATES SECURE QUARTER-FINAL BERTH

Three cracking first half tries put the Cornish Pirates on course for the quarter-finals of the British and Irish Cup at cold but sunny Mennaye on Sunday.

A 34-14 score-line sounds impressive enough, but hats off to Dundee High who fought all the way and enjoyed some good periods of possession.

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MANKEE TOAST OF THE TOWN

The first league Saturday, for most of our Cornish sides, proved to be an exciting one filled with hight drama and tension.

The Cornish Pirates played their second festive fixture on New Year’s Day earning an important 32-17 bonus point win over Bristol at the Mennaye.

Having already triumphed on Boxing Day up at Plymouth Albion 9-5,

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CAMBORNE PUSH REDS ALL THE WAY

RODDA’S MILK CUP

REDRUTH 17 – 5 CAMBORNE

By Bill Hooper at the Recreation Ground

Camborne gave a spirited account of themselves before eventually succumbing to Redruth’s greater fitness during the final quarter in a closely fought Boxing Day derby in front of a good sized crowd.

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WILL IT BE A RED OR BLACK CHRISTMAS ?

There may well be a lot of traffic heading into Cornwall on Saturday as the up-country folk make their way down to their second/third homes for Christmas,but there will be a sizeable amount of traffic heading east up the A.30 for the Cornish derby between Launceston and Redruth at Polson Bridge.

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PIRATES TAKE SPOILS AGAINST SWANSEA

THE CORNISH PIRATES maintained their top spot in pool 3 for the British & Irish Cup with a 27-9 win over Welsh Premiership side Swansea at the Mennaye.

Pirates scored two tries one in each half through flanker Joe Buckle and No.8 Laurie McGlone. The boot of Kieran Hallett accounted for the other points.

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ALL TO PLAY FOR WHEN CORNWALL TRAVEL TO DEVON

If you happen to be free on Sunday 10th February next, then jump in the car and venture to Ivybridge RFC to cheer Cornwall U.20’s against their counterparts from Devon. At stake will be qualification for the next phase of the U.20’s County Championship. Quite simply a win for Cornwall will see them through and it will be a fitting reward for skipper Neil Broadbank and the rest of the Cornwall squad ably coached by the Rawlings brothers and Steve Kenward.

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SUPER REDS DOWN HAWKS

REDRUTH 17 – 11 HENLEY HAWKS

By Bill Hooper at the Recreation Ground

Ducks may well have enjoyed the conditions at the Rec on Saturday, but it was the Redruth forwards who savoured the weather as they “drowned” the Hawks to record a morale-boosting win against the league leaders.

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CORNWALL U.20’S RING CHANGES

CORNWALL’S selectors have made six changes to the side beaten by Dorset & Wilts for their second Under 20’s County Championship Pool game against Somerset at Redruth this Sunday kick-off 2 pm.

In the backs Jamie Prisk (St Ives) comes in at full-back, both wingers are changed with Kyle Speare (Bude) and Luke Tidball (Cornish All Blacks)  getting the nod,

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SAINTS FALL AT THE SEASIDE

St. Austell’s great run in the league came to an end at Bude on Saturday when the league leaders in Tribute Western Counties West succumbed to a 14-5 loss to the Seasiders. After a scoreless first half St. Austell took the lead with a try from Ian Venner, however Bude replied with tries from Paul Cholwill and Dan Pearce with Pearce adding both conversions for a famous win.

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