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REDS KICK-START SEASON WITH HOME WIN

NATIONAL LEAGUE 2

REDRUTH 31 – 22 WHARFEDALE (HT 17-7)

By Bill Hooper, at the Recreation Ground, Redruth.

After all the trials and tribulations of the past few weeks it was good for the Reds to get back to winning ways with this hard fought win over worthy and welcome visitors from the Yorkshire Dales.

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ENGLAND ON THE BRINK

Who would have thought six weeks ago at the start of RWC 2007 that this England squad would have had a cat-in-hell’s chance of successfully defending their World Crown? Certainly not following their 36-0 defeat against the Springboks nor their uninspiring win over the USA in Lens. Yet hard fought wins over Samoa,

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POSTCARD FROM FRANCE

The reason for my lack of activity on this blog for the past couple of weeks has been my absence whilst attending some of the matches in France.

It’s been a tremendously exciting three weeks having attended all four of the host nation’s pool matches in Paris, Toulouse and Marseille.

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PIRATES ARE EDGING CLOSER

Whether it was still the effects of French hospitality from my lightning trip acoss the channel for the opening game of RWC 2007 on Friday night at the Stade de France or a lack of sleep over the previous 48 hours but at half-time on Sunday there was a sense that this could be the day that the Cornish Pirates turned over one of the big boys on their own turf.

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PIRATES PLUNDER DERBY AS BAY THUNDER NATIONAL LEAGUE DEBUT

THE CORNISH PIRATES took the honours on the opening day of the National League 1 campaign with a hard fought 26 – 12 at new boys the Cornish All Blacks.

Whilst the Cornish Pirates will be satisfied with the win they will no doubt be less than satisfied with their second half performance which the East Cornwall side shaded by 12-7.

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DERBY FEVER STRIKES DUCHY

There really couldn’t be a bigger game to start the National League campaign than the National League 1 derby between the Cornish All Blacks and the Cornish Pirates, or for the purists Launceston v Penzance & Newlyn. East versus West with all roads leading to Polson on Saturday, quite what the exodus of holiday makers heading back to England will make of the mass hords of the Pirates’

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ANOTHER BUSY WEEKEND OF PRE-SEASON FRENDLIES

It certainly was a very busy weekend with all four of the Duchy’s National League sides in action on Saturday.

At Camborne the Cornish Pirates played host to now familiar pre-season adverseries Celtic League side Newport Gwent Dragons. Once again the Welsh regional side ran out winners 21 –

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JESS OFF THE MARK

CORNISH ALL BLACKS 12 – 16 NEWPORT GWENT DRAGONS

A report in the link from the Western Morning News on last night’s pre-season friendly at Polson Bridge.

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BUILD UP CONTINUES

The build up to the new National League season continued on Saturday with two of our Cornish clubs in action across the border in Devon.

National League 2 side Redruth travelled to Exeter’s Sandy Park to play the Chiefs taking up also a Development XV to face an Exeter United XV.

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PRE-SEASON RESULTS

EXETER CHIEFS 38 – 19 REDRUTH 

NEWTON ABBOT 24 – 39 CORNISH ALL BLACKS

CORNISH PIRATES 28 – 57 LEICESTER TIGERS

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