Cornish Pirates


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 …

HOOKER Tom Channon and young lock Jake Clemson have penned new one-year contracts with the Cornish Pirates. Devon-born Channon, 28, joined the Pirates back in 2013 and has made 106 appearances for the club. He is fighting back to fitness after two knee injuries in the last two seasons. “Although the last two years have …

TWO former Cornish Pirates players will be returning to the Championship club this summer Centre Nicolas De Battista and prop Jay Tyack have both signed two-year contracts. Argentine De Battista is returning to Mennaye Field after a spell playing for Zebre in Italy. The 28-year-old made 53 appearances for the Pirates in his first two …

SAM MATAVESI returns to the Cornish Pirates’ starting line-up for their big home match against league leaders London Irish on Saturday (2.30pm). The teams have already played each other three times this season. In the October away league match, the Pirates lost 38-29 and they were beaten again at the Madejski Stadium in November, going down …

FORMER Cornish Pirates, Bristol and Cornwall prop Jamal Ford-Robinson will join Gloucester in the summer from fellow Premiership club Northampton. The 25-year-old, who can play on both sides of the front-row, moved to Franklin’s Gardens from Bristol at the start of last season. He was a regular in his first season at the Saints, making …

HOOKER Dan Frost and back-row forward John Stevens are the latest Cornish Pirates players to sign new contracts with the Championship club. Frost, 21, has signed for a further year after making 26 appearances for the Pirates, while Stevens, a product of Penzance & Newlyn’s youth section, has penned a new two-year deal. Co-coach Alan …

BACK-ROW forward Matt Bolwell and winger Alex O’Meara are the latest Cornish Pirates to have signed new contracts with the club. Bolwell has penned a deal for a further two years and O’Meara for one. Injuries had unfortunately hampered Bolwell’s playing time after he made his debut for the Cornish Pirates at the start of …

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