Pirates worthy winners in Worthing

Falmouth Packet: The Cornish Pirates visit Dundee High in the B&I Cup this weekend

10:00am Monday 19th August 2013

Winning this pre-season friendly with a 5-1 try-count in their favour proved a worthwhile run out for the Cornish Pirates on what was their first ever away visit to Worthing.

Moyle returns to the Mennaye

11:11am Friday 14th December 2012

Penzance and Newlyn youth product, Kyle Moyle, has signed for the Cornish Pirates

London Scottish to make several changes in the back line ahead of Pirates match

12:02pm Friday 5th October 2012

London Scottish are set to make several changes in the back line ahead of their match with the Cornish Pirates on Saturday.

Cornish Pirates sign Exeter's Junior Poluleuligaga on short term loan deal

10:56am Thursday 4th October 2012

With club captain Gavin Cattle injured in last Friday's game at Doncaster, the Cornish Pirates have reacted quickly to arrange scrum-half cover during Gavin's absence by signing Junior Poluleuligaga on a short term loan deal from Exeter Chiefs.

Cornish Pirates make a number of changes for Doncaster match

11:27am Thursday 27th September 2012

With a handful of RFU Championship games taking place on Friday evening, the one for the Cornish Pirates sees them travelling to Doncaster for a 7.45pm kick-off.

Ben Mercer signs for Cornish Pirates

2:59pm Friday 21st September 2012

Following recent news that two new forwards, Peter Joyce and Jack Yeandle, had been signed by the Cornish Pirates, another fresh face, but this time a back, has put pen to paper to join the squad at the beginning of October.

Cornish Pirates frustrated by Bristol defeat

11:20am Monday 17th September 2012

Winning their opening two games against Jersey and Plymouth Albion in this season's RFU Championship, the Cornish Pirates travelled to Bristol on Sunday keen to make it three wins on the trot.

Rob Cook kicks vital penalty in first game back for the Cornish Pirates

4:16pm Monday 10th September 2012

Returning to the Mennaye Field on loan from Gloucester, in this tense encounter a seventy-fifth minute penalty kicked by full-back Rob Cook proved decisive.

Cornish Pirates name side to face Plymouth Albion on Sunday

1:41pm Saturday 8th September 2012

Following their RFU Championship opener away to Jersey last weekend, the Cornish Pirates first home game takes place this coming Sunday against Plymouth Albion. Kick-off at the Mennaye Field is at 3pm.

Evans hat-trick secures cross channel victory for Cornish Pirates

3:21pm Monday 3rd September 2012

The aim for the Pirates was to go all out for a win that would kick start their 2012-13 campaign, and with a hat-trick from wing Matt Evans they did just that.

"Jersey will be tough opening game," says Pirates coach Ian Davies

11:20am Friday 31st August 2012

Cornish Pirates, head coach Ian Davies has said that Saturday's opening match against Jersey will be a tough encounter labelling the Islanders as one of the strongest promoted team to the Championship.

Jack Nowell to make his Cornish Pirates debut against Newport on Saturday

9:20am Thursday 23rd August 2012

Jack Nowell will make his senior debut for the Cornish Pirates against Newport at the Mennaye Field on Saturday (ko 5pm).

Cornish Pirates well beaten by Exeter Chiefs in pre-season friendly

11:15am Sunday 19th August 2012

Having won their pre-season 'friendly' opener 36-7 against Loughborough Students the previous weekend, the Cornish Pirates knew that a much sterner test lay in wait away to Exeter Chiefs on Saturday.

Stern test awaits Cornish Pirates in second friendly against Exeter Chiefs

12:14pm Thursday 16th August 2012

Following the Cornish Pirates 36-7 points win against Loughborough Students in their opening pre-season 'friendly', they know a much sterner test awaits away at Sandy Park against Exeter Chiefs on Saturday (ko 3pm).

Cornish Pirates beat Loughborough in pre-season friendly

12:26pm Monday 13th August 2012

This game, as expected, proved its worth as a pre-season opener, with both sides deriving benefit as they started preparation for their respective campaigns.

Cornish Pirates new signing ready for pre-season friendly with Loughborough

9:15am Friday 10th August 2012

New arrivals at the Cornish Pirates are raring to go and can't wait for their first taste of rugby action together on Saturday.

Cornish Pirates confirm ticket prices for friendly with Loughborough

5:00pm Monday 6th August 2012

The Cornish Pirates have confirmed that ticket prices for Saturday's pre-season friendly against Loughborough Students (ko 3pm) are just £10 for adults, whilst children under 16 will be admitted free - also includes stand seating, covered or otherwise, on a first come first served basis.

Cornish Pirates drawn against Camarthen, Dundee and Swansea

3:19pm Monday 16th July 2012

The Cornish Pirates have been draw against Carmarthen Quins, Dundee HSFP and Swansea in Monday's draw of the British and Irish Cup

Cornish Pirates full back Rob Cook signs for Gloucester

9:15am Thursday 12th July 2012

The Cornish Pirates can confirm that full-back Rob Cook has signed for Premiership side Gloucester.

Cornish Pirates to hold annual 'meet the players' night in August

10:57am Tuesday 10th July 2012

The Cornish Pirates will this year be holding their annual 'Meet the Players' night on Friday, August 3.

Cornish Pirates make one change in the backs for London Welsh clash

6:30pm Tuesday 29th May 2012

Inevitably disappointed and frustrated with their performance in losing 37-21 to London Welsh at the Mennaye Field last week, the Cornish Pirates will aim to show their true colours when they play the second leg of this season’s RFU Championship final away on Wednesday.

Leeds Carnegie signs four Cornish Pirates players

3:43pm Thursday 24th May 2012

Leeds Carnegie have kicked off their recruitment campaign for the 2012-13 Championship season with the capture of four players on two year contracts from Championship finalists Cornish Pirates in David Doherty, Mike Myerscough, James Doherty and Matt Smith.

Lewis: 'Welsh out to attack' in Wednesday's second leg against Cornish Pirates

2:54pm Thursday 24th May 2012

No bonus points on offer at Mennaye Field on Wednesday night, but the bonus for try scorer James Lewis and London Welsh could come next week if the Exiles go on to be crowned Championship winners.

Mills hails London Welsh's team performance against Cornish Pirates

12:29pm Thursday 24th May 2012

Jon Mills may have been Sky Sports’ man of the match for a typical leading from the front display in Wednesday’s 1st Leg Championship final victory over the Cornish Pirates, but the London Welsh captain is having none of it.

Cornish Pirates left with mountain to climb in Championship Play-Off final

9:29am Thursday 24th May 2012

The Cornish Pirates will have to overhaul a 16-point deficit in the second leg if they are to win the RFU Championship Play-Off final against London Welsh.

Cornish Pirates to travel to Kassam Stadium for second leg of RFU championship play-off final

5:18pm Monday 14th May 2012

London Welsh RFC have announced that the Kassam Stadium, Oxford, will be the venue for the ‘Home’ leg of their Championship Final against Cornish Pirates on May 30th.

Cornish Pirates make it through to RFU Championship play-off final

9:34am Monday 14th May 2012

The Cornish Pirates made it through to the final of the RFU Championship play-offs after beating Bristol 63-53 on aggregate.

'Hertfordshire will be the big test,' says Cornwall coach Dave 'Benji' Thomas

Falmouth Packet: Dave Benji Thomas

2:30pm Friday 11th May 2012

Cornwall coach Dave 'Benji' Thomas has labelled this weekend's Bill Beaumont Cup clash away at Hertfordshire as the crunch match in this season county championship.

Cornish Pirates wary that play-off semi-final is only at half-time

11:20am Friday 11th May 2012

Following last Monday's RFU Championship first leg semi-final match played at the Mennaye Field, Penzance, which saw the Cornish Pirates defeat Bristol Rugby 45-24, the attention now turns to the second leg, scheduled for Sunday at the Memorial Stadium, Bristol (ko 12.45pm).

Bristol Rugby withouth skipper Iain Grieve for Cornish Pirates clash

10:17am Friday 11th May 2012

Bristol prepare for the return leg of the semi-finals knowing that nothing less than the performance of the season will see them progress to the RFU Championship final.

Cornish Pirates hand out end of season awards

11:00am Thursday 10th May 2012

Following their super RFU Championship first leg semi-final win against Bristol on Monday, with a big gathering still present the annual Pirates 'Awards' for the 2011-12 season were presented from the main grandstand.

Match report: Cornish Pirates storm back to beat Bristol

5:34pm Monday 7th May 2012

The Cornish Pirates will take a 45-24 point lead into the second leg of their play-off semi-final with Bristol after a rousing second half fight-back saw them score five tries.

Cornish Pirates produce stunning second half fightback to beat Bristol

2:39pm Monday 7th May 2012

The Cornish Pirates will take a 45-24 point lead into the second leg of their play-off semi-final with Bristol after a rousing second half fight-back saw them score five tries.

Bristol make seven changes ahead of semi-final against the Cornish Pirates

12:04pm Friday 4th May 2012

Bristol travel to Mennaye Field to face Cornish Pirates on Bank Holiday Monday in the first leg of the RFU Championship semi-finals (12.05pm KO).

More Cornish Pirates players re-sign for new season

9:15am Thursday 3rd May 2012

As previously intimated the Cornish Pirates have been quick to announce a second batch of re-signs following the recent news that full-back Rob Cook, wing Wes Davies, hooker Rob Elloway, scrum-half Tom Kessell, lock Laurie McGlone, and props Alan Paver and Ryan Storer had put pen to paper.

Rob Cook and Wes Davies re-sign for Cornish Pirates

9:50am Thursday 26th April 2012

The Cornish Pirates are pleased to announce the first batch of re-signed players for the 2012-13 season.

Worcester sign former Camborne rugby player Josh Matavesi

Falmouth Packet: Josh Matavesi

9:17am Thursday 26th April 2012

FIJI international and former Camborne rugby player Josh Matavesi has agreed a deal to join Worcester Warriors for next season’s Aviva Premiership campaign.

Distracted Cornish Pirates go down to defeat at Leeds Carnegie

9:45am Monday 23rd April 2012

In what was described pre-match as a 'no pressure' game, the Cornish Pirates having secured their semi-final place in the RFU Championship following their narrow 21-20 points victory at home to Bedford Blues the previous weekend, provided an opportunity in this final Pool B play-offs fixture to give certain personnel both game time and the chance to stake a claim for a shirt in the 'semis'.

Four Cornish Pirates named in RFU Championship dream team

3:35pm Sunday 22nd April 2012

Following the conclusion of the play-off stages, the 2011-12 RFU Championship Dream XV has been revealed in Sunday's Rugby Paper.

Cornish Pirates make several changes ahead of final play-off pool match

11:39am Friday 20th April 2012

With a place in the semi-finals secured, the Cornish Pirates will travel to Leeds Carnegie on Saturday relaxed and keen to give a good account of themselves in their final Pool B game.

Cornish Pirates book play-off semi-final place

Falmouth Packet: Cornish Pirates book play-off semi-final place

11:31am Monday 16th April 2012

This was a match when the Pirates had much to play for.

Bedford Blues wary of Cornish Pirates ahead of crunch clash

11:54am Friday 13th April 2012

After a relaxing Easter break, Bedford Blues return to Championship play-off action this weekend with a challenging trip to Penzance to face the Cornish Pirates on Sunday afternoon.

Cornish Pirates looking to book play-off semi-final place with win over Bedford

11:01am Friday 13th April 2012

When the Pirates take on Bedford Blues at home on Sunday (ko 3pm), they will have much to play for.

David Ward to leave Cornish Pirates for Harlequins at the end of the season

11:47am Tuesday 10th April 2012

The Cornish Pirates can confirm that at the end of this season hooker Dave Ward is to follow a path taken by centre Matt Hopper last year, to join Harlequins.

Chris Stirling quits Cornish Pirates for role in New Zealand

11:28am Tuesday 10th April 2012

The Cornish Pirates High Performance Manager Chris Stirling will quit the club next week.

Cornish Pirates to take on Cross Keys in British and Irish Cup semi-final

5:20pm Thursday 5th April 2012

This Saturday sees the Cornish Pirates play Cross Keys away in the semi-final of the British & Irish Cup. The kick-off time for this anticipated tough encounter at Pandy Park is at 3pm The Cornish Pirates won 30-3 when the two teams met back in December, but the Welsh side had arrived at the Mennaye Field in the knowledge that they had already qualified for the quarter-finals and appeared not fully focused on achieving victory.

Pirates take big step towards Championship play-off semi-finals

10:17am Monday 2nd April 2012

Seeing March out with a Pool B play-offs win away to Rotherham, the Cornish Pirates made a positive stride forward in their bid to reach the semi-finals stage of this season's RFU Championship competition.

Cornish Pirates make changes in the pack for Rotherham game

11:00am Friday 30th March 2012

With three of six scheduled games in the RFU Championship Pool B play-offs completed, and with a record of having drawn one, lost one and won one, the second placed Cornish Pirates will be fully focused on achieving another victory away to Rotherham on Saturday (ko 2pm).

Cornish Pirates keep play-off semi-final dream alive

12:33pm Monday 26th March 2012

On a day when the flags flew half-mast in memory of a former Pirates player, Cyril Rescorla, in excellent conditions this game provided the entertaining and seriously hard-fought rugby action that was promised.

Pirates looking to get first win of the play-offs against Rotherham Titans

11:56am Friday 23rd March 2012

Drawing one and losing one in their first two of six matches to be played in Pool B of this season's promotion play-offs, the Cornish Pirates will naturally be determinedly focused to seek their first victory when they play Rotherham Titans at home on Sunday (ko 3pm).



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