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Photo – Iktis photo – Rhodri McAtee played at fly-half for Redruth against Cambridge

The Cornish Pirates win over Jersey 30-12 at the Mennaye on Saturday saw the Cornish side temporarily up to fifth place in the Championship table on Saturday evening.

The win was just the tonic needed before testing consecutive away games at leaders Worcester Warriors and then the first of the return fixtures at London Scottish.

Given their good run of form the Pirates will go into these games with nothing to lose and could easily pick up some vital points on the road.

You can read Martin Woollat’s WMN match report in the link.

Plus reaction from Ian Davies in this link.

In National League 2 South, it proved a good day for both Cornish sides. Redruth defeated Cambridge 17-7 at the Recreation Ground, Plymouth Albion Head Coach James Shanahan being an interested spectator at the game.

Apart from the win the main concern for the Reds was the injury to skipper Chris Fuca, which was later confirmed as a broken hand. Speedy recovery to Fucs.

You can read my match report in the link.

A superb result for Launceston at Shelford were the All Blacks won 19-9. Centres Pale Nonu and Ryan Westren scored the tries with skipper Kieron Lewitt adding three penalties.

WMN report in the link.

A disappointing result for Camborne up at bottom side Clevedon in Tribute South West 1 West, where the Cherry and Whites lost 19-14. Callum Moyle and Dave Roberts scored Town’s tries during the first half with both converted by Grant Thirlby.

St. Austell gave leaders Cleve a good game before going down 14-5, Dan Pearce with the Saints try.

Games were in short supply in Tribute Western Counties West as the weather wrecked havoc with the program up the line. Only Truro of the Cornish sides played and they won 24-10 at Tavistock thanks to tries from Ashley Riches (2) and Luke Trescothick all converted by Eggy Williams who also added a penalty.

There is a round up of games from the Plymouth Herald in this link.

London Cornish’s Cup tie at Crowborough was also called off and will take place this Saturday kick-off 1-45 pm.

There was a full program in the Tribute Cornwall & Devon League, leaders Saltash continued their good run with a 33-5 win at Falmouth.  Ashes scored tries through Tom Rixon, Jason Carroll, Tom Croft , Will Morton and Max Venables with Venables also adding four conversions.

Bude did Saltash a favour by defeating Withycombe 14-7. Adam Black and Ryan Butler scored their tries with Olly Denford kicking the conversions.

Bodmin gave co-leaders Crediton a good run finally losing 29-18 up in mid Devon. Mark Trevarthan and Lee Taylor scored tries for Bodmin with Jamie Taylor adding a conversion and Josh Taylor both conversions.

Liskeard-Looe put up a better performance but still went down at Lux Park 0-6 to OPMs.

In the Penwith derby Pirates Amateurs got the better of Hayle 24-5 at the Memorial Park. Ashley Weston, Danny Toolan and Trev Dugdale scored tries with Rhys Brownfield converting all three and also adding a penalty. Damian Lynes scored a first half try for Hayle.

In Tribute Cornwall 1, Newquay Hornets continue their merry way ahead after leading Helston  a merry dance in a 104-0 win!

Veor continue the chase after defeating Illogan Park 17-6.

Roseland got their second win of the season defeating Stithians 25-7 at Philleigh.

Perranporth were given a walk/over as School of Mines are still on holiday.

In Cornwall 2, St. Agnes comforted their second spot defeating Camelford 64-0, whilst Redruth Albany also got a second win defeating Lankelly-Fowey at Trewirgie 15-12.

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