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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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FIRED UP WELSH HOLD ADVANTAGE

As usual the RFU picked it’s moment! This time to deliver the news about four hours before kick-off that London Welsh’s plans to play their Premiership games at Oxford’s Kassam Stadium was no go due primacy of tenure, in other words nor being able to play match as dictated by Premier Rugby or the TV schedules.

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A FULL MENNAYE EXPECTED FOR THE FINAL

By Phil Westren

The Cornish Pirates will play the first leg of this season’s RFU Championship final at the Mennaye Field, Penzance, on Wednesday (ko 7.45pm), when a ‘full house’ is expected with the visit of London Welsh.

It will be the second season running that the Pirates have reached the final,

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A CASE OF WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN FOR NEXT SUNDAY

At the final whistle yesterday there is now doubt that the Cornish lads felt that but for a couple of breaks, they and not Hertfordshire, would be going to Twickenham next Sunday to face Lancashire in the Bill Beaumont Cup Final, at the ridiculous hour of 11 a.m.

“What could have been” lamented skipper Ben Hilton.

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WIN NOT ENOUGH TO SEE CORNWALL TO TWICKERS

By Bill Hooper, at the Recreation Ground Camborne

Cornwall did their best to try and give themselves a chance of going to Twickenham next Sunday, but the narrow loss of Hertfordshire 27-25 at Gloucestershire saw the home-counties side through to their second successive final against title holders Lancashire who accounted for Cheshire at Broughton Park 36-29.

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