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Rugby: Murphy's disappointment after Cornwall final defeat - May...

While there was bitter disappointment for Cornwall at Twickenham on Sunday, there was elation for former Truro College students Jack Nowell and Luke Cowan-Dickie a day earlier, following Exeter Chiefs' thrilling extra-time victory over Wasps in the Aviva Premiership final.Nowell scored Exeter's opening try, after a deft Cowan-Dickie pass, in a pulsating 23-20 win over Wasps that was only decided after 20 minutes of extra-time (report, page 74).As well as Nowell and Cowan-Dickie, there were five...

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Rugby: Murphy's disappointment after Cornwall final defeat - May...

WHILE there was bitter disappointment for Cornwall at Twickenham on Sunday, there was elation for former Truro College students Jack Nowell and Luke Cowan-Dickie a day earlier, following Exeter Chiefs' thrilling extra-time victory over Wasps in the Aviva Premiership final.Nowell scored Exeter's opening try, after a deft Cowan-Dickie pass, in a pulsating 23-20 win over Wasps that was only decided after 20 minutes of extra-time (report, page 74).As well as Nowell and Cowan-Dickie, there were five...

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Rugby: Liskeard-Looe appoint Bayliss as new head coach - May 31

In a week when the Cornish Pirates report back for pre-season training, the Championship outfit have unveiled three new summer signings.Kiwi centre Dan Koster was the first player to sign a one-year contract at the Mennaye Field.A former Canterbury under 20s and more recently Canterbury 'B' player, he is an experienced midfield performer with both try-scoring and defensive credentials.Educated at Shirley Boys' High School in Christchurch, where he has been the weights room manager since 2012,...

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Rugby: Murphy's disappointment after Cornwall final defeat - May...

While there was bitter disappointment for Cornwall at Twickenham on Sunday, there was elation for former Truro College students Jack Nowell and Luke Cowan-Dickie a day earlier, following Exeter Chiefs' thrilling extra-time victory over Wasps in the Aviva Premiership final.Nowell scored Exeter's opening try, after a deft Cowan-Dickie pass, in a pulsating 23-20 win over Wasps that was only decided after 20 minutes of extra-time (report, page 74).As well as Nowell and Cowan-Dickie, there were five...

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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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