Cornish Pirates

Cornish Pirates chief executive Becki Thomas insists that there is plenty to feel positive about for the Championship side currently, despite two prestigious friendlies against Northampton and cross-Tamar rivals Exeter being cancelled this week, writes Gareth Davies. The Premiership giants were due to visit the Mennaye Field as pre-cursors to both top-flight and Championship seasons, …

Rugby followers here in the Duchy could see global superstars Owen Farrell and Maro Itoje in league action next season after both players signed new contracts with fallen giants Saracens this week, writes Gareth Davies. The reigning Premiership and European champions were hit with record fines and a points deduction for breaking salary cap rules …

Exeter’s England star Luke Cowan-Dickie concludes his chat with Andrew Clayton regarding his journey to the top. At club level, last weekend marked a milestone in Exeter Chiefs’ history. A decade ago, the Devon outfit clinched the Championship title to earn a place in the Premiership and kick off a legacy. Among the new faces …

With Championship rugby coming to an unsurprising, but totally justifiable halt recently, the Cornish Pirates have announced two departures. Firstly, it was revealed that director of rugby Chris Sterling was taking a sabbatical away from the Mennaye Field for the second time in recent years. After joining the Penzance based outfit in 2008 as a consultant, he …

BACK Maliq Holden has signed a new one-year contract with the Cornish Pirates. The Liverpool-born player made 10 appearances for the club during the 2018/19 season, including four Championship starts. He was also a try-scorer when coming off the bench in the team’s victory at Doncaster Knights last Saturday. A former Hartpury College player, where …

CORNISH Pirates scrum-half Alex Day will join Premiership giants Saracens this summer. The former England under-20 player has been at the Pirates since 2015 after joining from Northampton and he has firmly established himself in the Championship. He was voted Cornish Pirates’ players’ player of the year for the 2017/18 campaign and is relishing the …

THE Cornish Pirates will be looking to cement fifth place in the Championship when they travel to Doncaster Knights on Saturday for their final match of the season. The Pirates make a number of changes to their starting line-up from last week’s win over Yorkshire Carnegie. Will Cargill returns at fly-half while in the forwards, Jack …

CORNISH Pirates have signed Bedford Blues prop Hayden King on a two-year contract ahead of the 2019-20 season. The 23-year-old England Counties international has also played for Blackheath and Old Albanian.7 His signing comes just days after the Pirates also confirmed at addition of Jersey prop Sam Rodman for next  season. Cornish Pirates’ co-coach Alan …

League Tables

Newcastle Falcons14140044315166
Ealing Trailfinders14111249125353
Cornish Pirates14100434722147
Jersey Reds1460832035032
Bedford Blues1460825328431
Doncaster Knights1460824231628
London Scottish1441929931427
Hartpury College14401022531724
Yorkshire Carnegie1400141927202
1Newcastle Falcons13130061
2Ealing Trailfinders13101249
3Cornish Pirates1390443
6Jersey Reds1360732
8Doncaster Knights1360728
9Bedford Blues1350826
10Hartpury University1340924
11London Scottish1331922
12Yorkshire Carnegie1300131