FANS got the chance to meet their favourite Cornish Pirates players at a special event last Tuesday.

The club organised a meet the players night at Mennaye Field ahead of the 2014/15 season start which saw squad members chatting to supporters over a drink or two.

There was also the chance to speak to coaching staff including director of rugby Ian Davies along with Gavin Cattle and Alan Paver.

New additions to the team were given an introduction to the crowd who turned up on the night plus a talk from Ian Connell, who recently became the club’s chairman.

On Saturday August 9, the Pirates play their first pre-season friendly when they travel to Guernsey. Kick-off is at 6.30pm.