Life on the road suits the Pirates


Photo by Simon Bryant: Tom Duncan against Nottingham

The Cornish Pirates made it two wins away from fortress Mennaye in their Championship game at Nottingham on Sunday, in an impressive 35-19 bonus point win.

Stuart Townsend, Dan Lee, Tom Duncan and Alex O’Meara crossed for the Pirates’ four tries with Will Cargill and Laurence May adding the rest of the points with the boot.

The win puts the Pirates third in the table ahead of next Sunday’s clash at the Mennaye against London Welsh, when the Pirates will hope to keep their good early season form intact.

On Saturday Redruth travelled to Chinnor for the first away game of the season and despite a battling performance came away with a 21-5 defeat, flanker Shaun Buzza with their only try.

In National 3 SW, Camborne put in a storming performance to defeat visitors Hornets 41-17.

Town scored six tries through Taff Roko (2), Kevin Mankee, Dave Roberts, Rhys Brownfield and Josh Semmens with Mankee slotting four conversions and a penalty.

Further disappointment for Launceston as they suffered a third defeat at home to Ivybridge 15-29.

The All Blacks scored tries through Tom Sandercock and Fraser Honey who also added a penalty and conversion.

In Tribute Western Counties West, St. Austell won an eventful derby at Truro 16-11.

Truro lost prop Ethan Patterson early on to a red card following brawl that also saw team-mate Ashley Riches and Saints Peter Rowe yellow carded.

Andy Ashwin and Ashley Hosking traded penalties before Alex Sutheridge scored a try for Truro. Ashwin and Hosking again traded penalties before half-time.

Liam Freeman kicked a penalty for saints before the pressure told on Truro and Max Duggan scored a try that Freeman converted to seal the win.

Wadebridge Camels defeated visitors Sidmouth 38-7. Camels scored five tries through Jacob Johns, Mike Rawlings, Dom Hawkey, Adam Blackmore and Ian Boyling. James Grubb converted the lot plus kicked a penalty.

St. Ives almost pulled off a great win against Exeter University but were denied at the end 10-11.

Jamie Prisk got their try with Jordan Gott adding the conversion and a penalty.

Bude lost for the second week running this time at home to Torquay Athletic 28-10, Charlie Watton scored a try with Dan Pearce adding a conversion and a penalty.

In London 2 SW, London Cornish ran riot at Warlingham winning 65-0! Cornish ran in eleven tries with David Smith, David Funston, Mark Osei-TuTu and Matt Hakes all getting a brace each with James Le Broy, Richard Stephens and Tom Jeffery also crossing. Smith added five conversions.

In Tribute Cornwall & Devon league, Falmouth lead the way following their 41-10 against newly promoted Lanner. Tries for the Eagles came via Justyn Irons (2), Oli Church, Cameron Bullock, David Jones and Nick Caine with Irons kicking four conversions and a penalty.

For Lanner Levi Webster scored a try converted by Adam Harris who also kicked a penalty.

Penryn are up to second following their 27-5 win at Tamar Saracens. Borough’s scores came from George Jones, Sam Hitchens, Andrew Seviour and Colin Campbell with Nathan Strick kicking the rest of the points.

Saltash defeated Pirates Amateurs 32-26. Ashes scored four tries through Lewys Wells, Ryan Cruikshanks,  Ryan Rayner and Phil Eatwell with Nick Blake kicking the other points.

For the Ams, Steve Evans and Tony Matthews scored tries with Dan McGee adding both conversions and four penalties.

Bodmin had a good 30-13 win over Honiton.

Liskeard-Looe lead the way in Tribute Cornwall league following their 72-0 win at St. Just. Hayle are a point behind following their 18-5 win against Camborne School of Mines at Penryn.

Newquay Hornets have cleared their ten league point deficit from the start of the season following their 35-15 win against Veor on their new ground the old School of Mines ground at Camborne.

Check the results page for the other results.

Congratulations to Penzance’s Deborah Fleming who has been awarded a 10 month contract by the RFU to play on the World 7s circuit with England Women.

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