Three weeks into the league season, four if you follow the Cornish Pirates in the Championship, it’s already been eventful!
Our leading club side the Cornish Pirates have made a useful start to their Championship campaign with three wins and a draw. The three wins have all come from home wins back at the Mennaye the latest a 32-15 win over Birmingham & Solihull. However it wasn’t all plain sailing as the Pirates found themselves trailing 15-7 until the 65th minute when Tom Luke added a second try to Tyrone Holmes first half score. Rob Cook’s second conversion brought them back to within a point, before the full-back kicked two penalties to ease his side back into the lead.
Two late tries for the Pirates sealed the win and the bonus point with Rhodri McAtee, the man for all seasons, getting the first and centre Nick Jackson the second. Cook added a conversion to complete the scoring.
There has been some discussion in the press in recent weeks about the Stadium for Cornwall project with one or two unhelpful comments about this vital project for Cornwall being made by people who really should know better.
It’s disappointing to think that there are still some people with a voice on Cornwall Council who fail to grasp the impact this major project will have for the benefit of Cornwall. One can hope that their eyes can be opened sooner rather than later. Of course when the time comes they will have to answer their actions to their electorate when/if they wish to stand for re-election!