Cornish Pirates


CORNISH Pirates registered a fourth successive win in all competitions with a hard-fought victory over two-places-higher Hartpury at a sunny, but blustery, Mennaye Field. Winger Kyle Moyle’s eighth league try of the season sealed the triumph after Hartpury threatened with a second-half rally, having trailed 10-0 at the break. Pirates coach Gavin Cattle said: “We …

After a week’s rest following a last-gasp victory at London Scottish, Hartpury travel to The Mennaye today to face Cornish Pirates at the start of a demanding run of fixtures leading into the Christmas period. Apart from Pirates, Richmond, Bedford Blues and Ealing Trailfinders will all pose significant challenges, before Hartpury face the first ‘return’ …

TOM Lawday scored two tries as Cornish Pirates stunned their fourth-placed hosts with an excellent Greene King IPA Championship display at Castle Park. After five very narrow defeats in their opening six league games, the Pirates were determined to show what they are really made of in front of the Sky Sports cameras. They did …

Toby Freeman admitted the Cornish Pirates players are “very frustrated” after their poor start to the Greene King IPA Championship season. They have lost five of their opening six games, but those defeats have incredibly been by a combined total of only 14 points. That must be some kind of record, and it amazingly means …

A LATE try double earned Cornish Pirates two unexpected bonus points as they suffered their fifth defeat in six games. Despite the closeness of the final scoreline though, the Pirates were well beaten by a very impressive Nottingham side. The Pirates paid dearly for having two players sin-binned, with the Midlanders scoring 19 points while …

CORNISH Pirates suffered their fourth narrow defeat in five matches as they were pipped by a very late converted try at Headingley. The margin of their four losses makes up a combined total of only 11 points, but that is the difference between the Cornishmen riding high in the Greene King IPA Championship table, and …

CORNISH Pirates coach Alan Paver is determined to make life difficult for Championship favourites Bristol when they visit the Mennaye Field next Sunday (2.30 pm). The Pirates lost their opening game of the season 29-28 at Ealing Trailfinders yesterday, but they famously beat Bristol 45-38 in 2015 – their only defeat in the regular season. …

FORME Cornish Pirates fly-half Kieran Hallett has hung up his boots to concentrate on his head coach role at Plymouth Albion. The 32-year-old joined the National League One club as player-backs coach last summer after four years at the Mennaye Field, but he was promoted to head coach after Dan Parkes stood down from the …

League Tables

Premiership
P
Team
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts.
1Exeter860221812931
2Saracens860227013329
3Leicester860220216926
4Bath850319316324
5Gloucester850316321122
6Wasps840421819520
7Harlequins840423123020
8Northampton840420321620
9Newcastle Falcons840416420220
10Sale820621220815
11Worcester81071282348
12London Irish81071532657
Championship
POS
TEAM
P
W
D
L
F
A
BP
PTS
1Bristol9900382177844
2Ealing Trailfinders9702327196836
3Nottingham9603271241529
4Bedford9513283241628
5Doncaster9414241206927
6Richmond9504190246323
7Yorkshire Carnegie9414210274422
8Cornish Pirates93062862621022
9Hartpury RFC9315195210721
10Jersey9405180192319
11London Scottish9207198296715
12Rotherham Titans900915637822