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CORNISH RUGBY IS ALL THE POORER

The breaking news this afternoon that Dicky Evans has stepped down as president of Penzance & Newlyn RFC will come as a shock and disbelief to all those who shared in his vision for rugby in Cornwall in the professional era.

For some the break from the Mennaye and the re-branding to the Cornish Pirates was a pill too bitter to swallow,

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CORNISH ALL BLACKS EARN VITAL WIN

A tremendous start to 2008 with all four Cornish National League clubs earning wins. Pride of place must go to Launceston, the Cornish All Blacks ended 2007 bottom of National League 1 with the spectre of a swift return to National League 2 looming ever larger. The win against Rotherham will be a massive tonic for the men in black.

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PIRATES ROUND OFF FINE YEAR WITH WIN

The Cornish Pirates brought the curtain down on their playing record for 2007 with hard fought win over Coventry just as they had started the year. Whereas in January they squeezed home by a point 16-15, this time they scored five tries in a 36-21 success. It was by no means any easy win,

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FALMOUTH TAKE BOXING DAY HONOURS

For the first time in many a long year Falmouth got the better of their near neighbours Penryn in the annual Boxing Day encounter played this year on Penryn’s Memorial Ground. It was 10-5 to the Black & White’s, with the visitors holding out the home side in the closing stages to earn that long awaited win.

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ONLY BAY FIND PRE-CHRISTMAS CHEER

The Saturday prior to Christmas saw just our four National League clubs in action with only Mount’s Bay getting a win thus consolidating their top spot in National League 3 South.

It was vital for the Bay to post a win following their slip up the previous Saturday at Cinderford,

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EXCITING PROSPECT

The news that has broken in Cornwall during the last 24 hours that the Cornish Pirates and Truro City FC are willing to join forces to build a stadium so that both clubs can persue their aims is to be both applauded and welcomed.

I very much hope that the members of Penzance &

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BOXING DAY FIXTURES IN THE DUCHY

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Traditional Boxing Day fixtures to be played on Wednesday 26th December, it is advisable to check with the home club for kick-off times;

Bude vs. President’s XV
Camborne vs. Redruth (2-30pm)
Helston vs. President’s XV
Newquay Hornets vs. Chairman’s XV (KO 11am)
Penryn vs.

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PIRATES COMPLETE LEAGUE DOUBLE

It may have been Super Sunday up country for soccer, but in the Duchy we had our own version with the oval ball at Camborne. What a festive cracker we all enjoyed, you can read my match report on the main site, suffice to say that thanks to their 43 –

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TROPHY SUCCESS FOR BAY & REDS

Very little league rugby this weekend as it was National Cups day from level 3 down.

In National League 1, Launceston’s big day hosting Northampton Saints was called off following the torrential Saturday morning rain, which left a small section of the Polson pitch waterlogged.

The Cornish Pirates secured an important win at Old Deer Park by 20 – 17,

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NATIONAL TROPHY DRAW

The 4th Round draw for the eDF-Energy National Trophy made at lunchtime today;

Saturday 12th January

CORNISH PIRATES VS. NORTHAMPTON SAINTS

NUNEATON VS. CORNISH ALL BLACKS

Sunday 13th January

REDRUTH VS. LONDON WELSH

MOUNT’S BAY VS. COVENTRY

What a cracking draw for Cornish clubs with three out of the four ties to be held in the Duchy.

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