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Rugby: Cornwall v Hertfordshire match report - May 24

CORNWALL head coach Graham Dawe was delighted to come through a tough test against Hertfordshire to secure a fifth successive trip to Twickenham for the Black & Golds.Despite having two points deducted for fielding an ineligible player against Kent in their opening pool match, Hertfordshire travelled to Camborne knowing victory would probably book their place in the Bill Beaumont Cup final.They were forced to make several changes, due to injuries and a player's wedding, but fired up by their...

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Rugby: Cornish Pirates v Bedford Blues match report - April 19

IT WAS not the result the Pirates would have wanted to end their Greene King IPA Championship campaign – but a big crowd at the Mennaye Field could have had no complaints as they enjoyed a 12-try thriller in the April sunshine.The game was a coaches' nightmare, but a spectators' dream, as both mid-table sides threw caution aside with nothing really at stake other than pride.But frustratingly, it was a match the home side should have won comfortably, as they led 40-28 with two minutes...

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Rugby: Cornish Pirates v Bedford Blues match report - April 19

IT WAS not the result the Pirates would have wanted to end their Greene King IPA Championship campaign – but a big crowd at the Mennaye Field could have had no complaints as they enjoyed a 12-try thriller in the April sunshine.The game was a coaches' nightmare, but a spectators' dream, as both mid-table sides threw caution aside with nothing really at stake other than pride.But frustratingly, it was a match the home side should have won comfortably, as they led 40-28 with two minutes...

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New Stadium for Cornwall deal signed by Cornish Pirates, Truro...

The Cornish Pirates RFC and Truro and Penwith College have announced that they are joining forces with Truro City Football Club and its developer partner to deliver the Stadium for Cornwall project together. The groups said the breakthrough deal, which is subject to a number of legal agreements, would involve both clubs and the college jointly occupying a single stadium at Langarth Farm, with the football club stating that it will be ready for the 2019/20 season. Read more: These new £1...

New Stadium for Cornwall deal signed by Cornish Pirates, Truro...

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Cornish England rugby star Luke Cowan-Dickie in court in Cornwall...

An England international rugby player from Cornwall is set to face a trial for two driving offences. Former Mounts Bay academy and Truro College student Luke Cowan-Dickie, 23, faces one charge of speeding and one charge of failing to give information to police relating to the driver of a vehicle when he was stopped.On Wednesday (April 5), magistrates at Bodmin adjourned the case for trial on May 15 at Exeter Magistrates' Court.Read next: Cornwall dad killed himself after arrest on suspicion of...

Cornish England rugby star Luke Cowan-Dickie in court in Cornwall...

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Rugby: Cornwall v Devon Tamar Cup preview - April 5

CORNWALL will be aiming to beat the old enemy for a sixth successive season when they face Devon in their annual Tamar Cup clash at Tiverton RFC on Monday night (7.30pm), writes Nigel Walrond.The sides will also meet in the County Championship group stages at Ivybridge on May 13.Cornwall's selectors and coaches have been observing games and watching eligible players at all levels since the start of the season, and the squad have held training sessions, the most recent of which was Monday...

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Rugby: Cornwall v Devon Tamar Cup preview - April 5

CORNWALL will be aiming to beat the old enemy for a sixth successive season when they face Devon in their annual Tamar Cup clash at Tiverton RFC on Monday night (7.30pm), writes Nigel Walrond.The sides will also meet in the County Championship group stages at Ivybridge on May 13.Cornwall's selectors and coaches have been observing games and watching eligible players at all levels since the start of the season, and the squad have held training sessions, the most recent of which was Monday...

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Rugby: Cornwall v Devon Tamar Cup preview - April 5

CORNWALL will be aiming to beat the old enemy for a sixth successive season when they face Devon in their annual Tamar Cup clash at Tiverton RFC on Monday night (7.30pm), writes Nigel Walrond.The sides will also meet in the County Championship group stages at Ivybridge on May 13.Cornwall's selectors and coaches have been observing games and watching eligible players at all levels since the start of the season, and the squad have held training sessions, the most recent of which was Monday...

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Rugby: Tribute Cornwall & Devon League round-up – April...

FALMOUTH'S title-winning champagne is still on ice after their 17-14 defeat at Withycombe.The Eagles can still be caught by second-place Paignton after having five points deducted for fielding an unregistered player.Justyn Irons missed two late penalties, though he did convert tries by Owen Hambly and Tom Tonkins.Saltash kept alive their hopes of automatic promotion with a 38-28 victory at Honiton, after they had trailed 20-19 at the break.Dom Mulberry, James Coutts and James Moriarty (2) were...

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Rugby: Tribute League round-up – April 26

ADAM Harris scored a club record six tries for Lanner – possibly a Cornwall and Devon League best as well – as Lanner thumped Tamar Saracens 92-14.Bodmin were relegated, despite an excellent, surprise 20-19 home victory over fourth-place Withycombe, with Chris Richardson bagging a hat-trick of tries and Harry Harland supplying the other.Saltash signed off with a 39-0 defeat at runners-up Paignton, while champions Falmouth triumphed 44-20 at Topsham, after being 20-16 down at...

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Rugby: Tribute Cornwall & Devon League round-up – April...

FALMOUTH were finally able to uncork the champagne after they clinched the Tribute Cornwall and Devon League title with a 103-0 thrashing of Bodmin.A five-point deduction for fielding an ineligible player had seen them put the celebrations on ice for a couple of weeks, despite clinching promotion to the Western Counties West – the highest level they have reached since league rugby was introduced.They ran in 17 tries, with a hat-trick by David Jones, braces from Matt Brewer, Tom Edmonds,...

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Rugby: Tribute Cornwall & Devon League round-up – April...

FALMOUTH'S title-winning champagne is still on ice after their 17-14 defeat at Withycombe.The Eagles can still be caught by second-place Paignton after having five points deducted for fielding an unregistered player.Justyn Irons missed two late penalties, though he did convert tries by Owen Hambly and Tom Tonkins.Saltash kept alive their hopes of automatic promotion with a 38-28 victory at Honiton, after they had trailed 20-19 at the break.Dom Mulberry, James Coutts and James Moriarty (2) were...

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Rugby: Cornish Pirates v Doncaster Knights report - March 29

FORMER Launceston favourite Graham Dawe is not doing himself any favours with the Polson Bridge faithful.Last season, he took some of the Cornish All Blacks' best players to one-league-higher Plymouth Albion – an exodus of talent that subsequently saw them relegated out of National Two South.Then last Saturday, he sent the Cornishmen heading towards a second successive relegation as the Brixham side he now coaches beat the All Blacks with a converted try with the last play of the game.I am...

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Rugby: London Irish v Cornish Pirates match report - March 22

CORNISH Pirates failed to ruin London Irish's St Patrick's party as they were crushed by a ruthless first-half display by the unbeaten Championship leaders.There was a 31-point gap between the two sides in the table before kick-off, and that was reflected in the huge gulf in class on the pitch in the opening 30 minutes as Irish led 34-0.However, the remaining 50 minutes pretty much belonged to Pirates, as they scored two quick tries before the break and comfortably kept the Exiles out for all...

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Cornwall Sport List: 50 of Cornwall's greatest living sports men...

Sport is in Cornwall's blood. We may be on the end of the island, but this little county has produced more than its fair share of sporting stars over the years, despite the handicap of being so far away from the big sporting centres. It has been a handicap, which so many have overcome to make their name on the national and international stage. It has been a very difficult choice, and does not claim to be definitive, but here are a top 50 of living Cornwall sporting stars. We've mixed...

Cornwall Sport List: 50 of Cornwall's greatest living sports men...

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Cornish Pirates make first new signing for next season as...

Young Cornwall prop forward Christian Judge has been announced as the first of the new Cornish Pirates signings for next season, after agreeing a two year contract to move to the Mennaye Field from Greene King IPA Championship rivals Bedford Blues. The 5ft 11ins, 18st 2lb Judge learnt his rugby with Launceston as a mini-junior, and went on to play for the club's senior team - the Cornish All Blacks in National Two South, before having a season at National 1 Plymouth Albion and then ...

Cornish Pirates make first new signing for next season as...

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Cornish Pirates punished after reporting concerns with how...

The Cornish Pirates say they have acted "totally correctly and appropriately", after it was reported that the Championship club had been given a suspended sanction by the RFU, following an investigation into how the club's allocation of England's international tickets for the Autumn internationals were distributed. It is understood the club themselves alerted the RFU to the situation, after an investigation by the club's new board at the Mennaye Field, into where the tickets had ...

Cornish Pirates punished after reporting concerns with how...

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Defeat for Cornish Pirates would have been a 'kick in the...

Alan Paver admitted that if the Cornish Pirates had lost to play-off rivals London Scottish, after leading 18-6 at half time, it would have been like a "punch in the stomach". It needed a late converted penalty try by the Pirates to clinch a nerve-wracking 25-24 victory at the Mennaye Field on Sunday, after the visitors had fought back to lead 24-18 with time running out. Pirates co-coach Alan Paver who was delighted with the character shown by his team against London...

Defeat for Cornish Pirates would have been a 'kick in the...

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Cornish Pirates forced to dig deep to defeat London Scottish in a...

Cornish Pirates 25 London Scottish 24The Pirates edged a thrilling contest against one of their main Greene King IPA Championship play-offs rivals, to move up to fifth in the table. They are now just a point behind Ealing Trailfinders, with a game in hand, as they avenged their defeat by the same scoreline at London Scottish earlier in the season.Leading 18-6 at half time, the Pirates looked in command, but the visitors then scored 18 unanswered points to lead 24-18 with time running out.But...

Cornish Pirates forced to dig deep to defeat London Scottish in a...

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Cornish football programme virtually wiped out by atrocious...

The torrential rain on Friday has played havoc with the county's football fixtures. Truro City's home game against Gosport Borough was one of the first casualties of the atrocious weather (it will now be played on Tuesday February 21) and the entire Carlsberg SWPL premier and division one west programme was also wiped out. GAME ON! Pitch looking great! Limited parking for today's 2:00 KO so if you can car share please do. #swpl #cornishfootball— Sticker AFC (@StickerAFC) February 4,...

Cornish football programme virtually wiped out by atrocious...

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Pos Team Pld Pts
1 London Irish 20 91
2 Yorkshire Carnegie 20 74
3 Ealing Trailfinders 20 60
4 Doncaster Knights 20 58
5 Jersey 20 58
6 Cornish Pirates 20 55
7 Bedford Blues 20 41
7 London Scottish 20 40
9 Nottingham Rugby 20 39
10 Richmond FC 20 26
11 Rotherham Titans 20 22

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