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PIRATES TACKLE TIGERS TOMORROW

The waiting is almost over with the first pre-season friendly being played tomorrow afternoon at the Recreation Ground when the Cornish Pirates entertain Leicester with a 4 pm kick-off.

It will be a chance to see at first hand some of Jim McKay’s new recruits for this season’s campaign.

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WET SUMMER BLUES

The days pass by tediously as we all wait for the start of the rugby season. The pre-season friendlies are now just around the corner edging ever closer. The Tri-Nations is over with the All Blacks coming out on top in the championship decider over the Wallabies to retain the Bledisloe Cup and the Tri-Nations trophy,

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PRE-SEASON FRENDLIES TO WHET THE APPETITE

Hard to believe that for some of our clubs pre-season training is almost upon them. Jim McKay welcomes his troops back next Monday along with the new recruits as the Cornish Pirates prepare for another campaign in National League 1. Naturally their Rugby World Cup players will be absent as they begin preperations for the jamboree in France in September.

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THAT LETTER….

…that I wrote this week to the papers has certainly caused more than a few ripples in the normally calm waters of the CRFU. It is not easy to make someone stand in front of a mirror and to see themselves as others do. Being under the spotlight is not something that the CRFU are comfortable with, 

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SHIELD RESULT

CORNWALL 60 – 22 SURREY

Cornwall out-gun Surrey in a big win at Camborne to ensure their participation in the County Shield again next season.

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FORGET WEMBLEY….

….AND GET YOURSELVES DOWN TO CAMBORNE THIS SATURDAY TO SUPPORT THE BOYS AS CORNWALL SEEK TO STAY IN THE SHIELD NEXT SEASON.

STAND UP AND BE COUNTED AND CHEER THE TEAM HOME TO VICTORY.

UP CORNWALL, CHEER LIKE MAD FOR THE BOYS IN BLACK & GOLD. 

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CORNISH FIGHTING SPIRIT EARNS AWAY DRAW

Oxfordshire 22 Cornwall 22

By NIGEL WALROND for the Western Morning News at Chinnor RFC

A SUPERB try-saving tackle by Mount’s Bay centre Pale Nonu in the dying moments of the game earned Cornwall a battling draw in their second County Shield group match at Oxfordshire.

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SHIELD RESULT

OXFORDSHIRE 22 – 22 CORNWALL

Cornwall fight back from being 22-5 down at half-time to earn a draw at Chinnor. Cornwall’s tries were scored by Camborne’s Rob Ley, Mount’s Bay’s Ollie Faulkner and Cornish All Blacks’ Ryan Westren with Lee Jarvis kicking the points.

Cornwall entertain Surrey in their final match next Saturday at Camborne kick-off at 3pm.

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COUNTY SHIELD RUGBY UNION

CORNWALL go into tomorrow’s game at Chinnor against Oxfordshire knowing that only a win will suffice. County coach Joff Rowe has made some changes to last Saturday’s line up, which suffered a heavy defeat at the hands of Somerset.

Jake Lawrence (Brixham) comes in for Ian Morgan at full back,

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BRAVE COLTS FALL AT FINAL HURDLE

REDRUTH COLTS played their National Colts Cup Final at Northampton Saints Franklin’s Gardens Ground on Bank Holiday Monday against the Colts from Bedford Blues. Despite a brave effort the Redruth youngsters were defeated by Bedford 30 – 5 in the final. Well done to the lads for carrying the Cornish flag to the final. 

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