Rugby


BATH Rugby have confirmed that director of rugby Todd Blackadder will leave the club at the end of the season. Blackadder has been granted early release from his one-year contract extension in order to allow him to join Toshiba in Japan as head coach. “It’s been an honour and a privilege to lead the Blue, …

ALEX DUCKER scored a hat-trick of tries as Cornwall retained the Tamar Cup on Tuesday night with a 28-13 victory over Devon at Plymouth Albion’s Brickfields ground. Devon had led 10-7 at the break but Cornwall scored two quick tries at the start of the second half to take a grip of the game. Both …

DEVON and Cornwall will begin their build up for this year’s County Championship on Tuesday evening when they battle it out for the Tamar Cup at Plymouth Albion’s Brickfields ground (7.30pm). Cornwall have won the Tamar Cup for the last eight seasons but Devon beat them at Camborne in last year’s County Championship. Both counties …

NEWCASTLE Falcons scrum-half Ruaridh Dawson has become the Cornish Pirates’ second new signing ahead of the 2019-20 season. The 21-year-old, who has played for Blaydon, has penned a one-year deal at Mennaye Field. He has made five first team appearances for Newcastle but is keen to try and get regular first team rugby. Dawson said: …

PREMIERSHIP leaders Exeter Chiefs suffered their first home league defeat in more than 12 months as they were beaten 26-19 Wasps on Sunday. The Chiefs went into the match already assured of a home play-off semi-final and they looked on course for another win when they went 12-0 after just 30 minutes through tries by …

EALING fly-half Craig Willis has become the Cornish Pirates’ first new signing for next season. The 24-year-old has penned a two-year contract at Mennaye Field. Willis is a former Newcastle Falcons player, who played 38 times for the North East club, before moving to Ealing. Pirates co-coach Gavin Cattle said: “Craig has a fine pedigree, …

CORNISH Pirates hooker Sam Matavesi has joined French giants Toulouse on loan. The 27-year-old Fiji international has signed for the Top 14 club to the end of June, however, he will return to England to play for the Royal Navy. Matavesi is contracted with the Pirates for the next two seasons after agreeing a new …

BATH forward Paul Grant will join Championships side Ealing Trailfinders ahead of the 2019/20 season. The number eight has made 46 appearances for Bath since joining them in 2016. Grant started his career with New Zealand provincial side Otago where he also captained them in a six-year period for his home town club. The 31-year-old, …

League Tables

Premiership
P
Team
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts.
1Exeter19150456636477
2Saracens19140554638868
3Gloucester19121649842360
4Harlequins19901048146550
5Wasps19901042546747
6Northampton19901050045446
7Bath1982941742645
8Sale1991939044044
9Bristol19701244152841
10Leicester19701240855438
11Worcester19701242347037
12Newcastle Falcons19601334746330
Championship
POS
TEAM
P
W
D
L
F
A
BP
PTS
1London Irish2018027563211789
2Ealing2016046674491781
3Bedford Blues2012085735361664
4Jersey Reds2012085113821462
5Cornish Pirates2080124774591850
6Yorkshire Carnegie2010010424495949
7Nottingham2091104715391048
8London Scottish2080124295461042
9Doncaster208012494530941
10Coventry2071124205811141
11Hartpury RFC206014351590630
12Richmond205015396541929