PIRATES HOPE TO STRIKE GOLD

THIS SUNDAY AT 6PM the British & Irish Cup Final will get under way when the Cornish Pirates take on Munster ant Camborne’s famed Recreation Ground.

It really is going to be the “game of the season” down here in Cornwall and it’s been eagerly anticipated ever since the Pirates demolished Doncaster in the semi-final.

The build-up this week has been intense with a media awareness day held on Lemon Quay Truro yesterday at lunchtime before the Pirates went out live on the Laurence Reed show on BBC Radio Cornwall.

With ticket sales continuing a pace it looks like there will be a good crowd to get behind the Cornish Pirates as they take on the men from Munster. Entertainment pre and post match has been organised and the beer tent will be manned it promises to be a great evening and win or lose – may the best team win – it promises to be a great night.

Last Saturday Cornwall got their Bill Beaumont Cup campaign off to a disappointing start with a 31-17 loss at Camborne to Devon. Whilst the result on the field was keenly felt by all those who hold dear the Black & Gold shirt the antics of a few idiotic “Cornish supporters” let not only the game of rugby down but also the whole of Cornwall. The pathetic booing of Devon’s goal kicker Gary Kingdom was a disgrace, whilst the PA announcer from Camborne made an attempt to stop these idiots antics, the rest of us cringed in embarrassment apologising profusely to our friends from Devon for this sorry spectacle. Oh for the authoritative voice of Phil Westren.

Thankfully there will be no such repeat at Camborne this Sunday, if there is then these idiots will deserve to be ejected from the ground!

You can read my match report on the main page of the TASC site. This Saturday Cornwall travel to play their bete-noir of recent campaigns Hertfordshire at Hertford RFC. Captained by that wily campaigner at No.8 Dave Archer, despite losing to Gloucestershire they gave last season’s beaten finalists a tough afternoon and will be no pushovers. A tough match in prospect and one that Cornwall can’t afford to lose. There will be liver coverage on BBC Radio Cornwall with Dick Straughan and Graham Lemin providing commentary.

In the final play-off match, Veor lost their Cornwall & Devon league play-off game to Honiton by 43-12 thus remaining in the Cornwall league for at least another season.

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