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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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LANSON STILL SEEKING ELUSIVE THIRD WIN

Another difficult Saturday afternoon for the Cornish All Blacks as they visited Goldington Road to take on the Bedford Blues in National League 1. The Cornish side certainly gave it a good lash, leading 16-14 at the break thanks to a try from flanker Wayne Sprangle converted by full-back Jon Fabian,

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PIRATES FINALLY OVERCOME NEGATIVE MOSELEY

The Cornish Pirates ground out a 15-7 win over visitors Moseley on Sunday afternoon at Camborne in National League 1. The first half will not be remembered for long by those who were present, quite simply it was one of the most boring, uneventful halves of rugby I have witnessed in over 38 years of following the game.

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SUNNY SPELLS SHINE ON MOUNT’S BAY

The majority of the Cornish clubs results this weekend were as dismal as the weather, the exception being Mount’s Bay who once again picked up a fine win on their travels at Midlands side Luton. Trailing only 6-3 at half-time thanks to a Lee Jarvis penalty Bay soon had the lead following a fine break by Tyron Child which saw John Marlin in at the corner,

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CAB’S LET SLIP WIN

Lady luck isn’t shining much up at Polson at the moment as the Cornish side let slip a 20-5 advantage after 50 mins to lose at Monks Lane 24 – 23. Matt Jess scored Launceston’s first try which, was converted by Jon Fabian, Newbury hit back whilst the visitors were down to fourteen men after Neil Clark had been sent to the sin bin,

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CLUBS SHOW TRUE GRIT

All four of our National League clubs can take pride in their performances over the weekend including the Cornish All Blacks who will feel unfortunate not to have taken something from their match against Nottingham.

Result of the day has to be the Cornish Pirates thrilling win at Castle Park over the Doncaster Knights by 16 –

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MIS-FIRING PIRATES EDGE HOME

Park Lane has never been the happiest of hunting grounds for the Pirates and with a few murmurings of discontent in a few quarters following last Sunday’s disappointing result at home to Nottingham another faux pas could have sown the seeds for a mutiny aboard the good ship. Thankfully a 20-13 win stifled for now any such outcrys,

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