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DOUBLE OVER TITANS PUTS PIRATES ON COURSE

THE CORNISH PIRATES followed up their win at the Mennaye over Rotherham Titans with a 17-14 win over the same opponents at Clifton Lane on Saturday.

A result which keeps them handily placed for the RFU Championship semi-finals. Flanker Phil Burgess scored the Pirates’ try with full back Rob Cook slotting four penalties.

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SUN ON YOUR BACKS RUGBY HITS DUCHY

ANSOME is a word used in Cornwall meaning “All is well with the world”, and this past weekend the weather was certainly ‘ansome!

It was almost as balmy as the South of France, and we all know how the French love to “thraw the ball around” in such conditions.

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EVERYONE HAD THE HUMP

Whether you were a Cornish Pirates fan of a Camborne supporter, it was a weekend when you felt you’d had the hump!

Friday night at Goldington Road and the Cornish Pirates seemed set fair for a moral boosting win in their Championship play-off pool match leading 25-6 at half-time,

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CHAMPIONSHIP RE-JIG WELCOMED

So it looks like the format of the RFU Championship is set to change next season following agreement of the clubs.

The play-off’s for relegation are set to be scrapped with the bottom club at the end of the regular season set for the drop to National League 1.

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BRISTOL SUNK IN PORT MENNAYE

We may not, just yet, be at the sharp end of the RFU Championship season, but to all intense and purpose you had a pretty good view of what to expect down at the Mennaye Field yesterday afternoon when the Cornish Pirates played Bristol in a good old West country derby.

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A LOAD OF OLD NONSENSE

It’s not often I get angry, but today when I heard a couple of callers on the BBC Radio Cornwall lunchtime program moaning about Pirates’ skipper Gavin Cattle carrying the Olympic Flame on the Cornish leg of the flame’s procession through the British Isles, then I saw RED BIG TIME!!!

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PANDY PARK AWAITS PIRATES

At six o’clock on Sunday evening came the news from RFU headquarters that the Cornish Pirates had been drawn away to Cross Keys in the British & Irish Cup semi-final.

A trip to Wales over the Easter weekend to take on opponents defeated at the Mennaye earlier in the competition.

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CORNISH PIRATES STORM INTO SEMIS OF B&I CUP

A 33 – 3 win over Nottingham at the Mennaye on Sunday afternoon booked a semi-final slot for the Cornish Pirates in this season’s British & Irish Cup.

The final four sees an all Celtic line up with Cross Keys (Wales) and Munster and Leinster (Ireland) also in the draw,

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2012 A YEAR OF HOPES & FEARS?

SO 2012 is finally here and the sporting focus will no doubt be turning on London in July and the Olympic Games that we all hope will be a fantastic success for the city.

All the talk of money and success on and off the field was really brought into focus in Sunday’s piece in the Indy by Nigel Walrond in his Duchy Diary column.

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FRUSTRATION AT STADIUM DELAYS

THE NEWS LAST WEEK  from Cornwall Council that time scale for the delivery of the Stadium for Cornwall had been extended came as very unwelcome news for many sport’s fans in Duchy.

The delay now means that the Cornish Pirates should they win the Championship play-off final will not now be in a position to claim it’s place in the Aviva Premiership for season 2012/13.

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