Cornish Pirates

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 …

CORNISH Pirates will be hoping to return to winning ways when they travel to Lady Bay on Friday evening to face Nottingham in the Greene King IPA Championship (7.45pm). The Pirates have suffered back-to-back defeats at the hands of Ealing Trailfinders in the last two weeks, including in the Championship Cup semi-finals last Sunday. It …

THE Cornish Pirates missed out on reaching the Championship Cup final after losing 58-26 away at Ealing Trailfinders. The Pirates made a brilliant start to the semi-final and stormed into a 21-5 lead after just 20 minutes. Dan Frost put the visitors in front after less than 60 seconds and Alex O’Meara scored a second …

CORNISH Pirates will be looking to try and book a place in the final of the Championships Cup on Sunday when they make the trip to London to take on Ealing Trailfinders in the last four (3pm). The teams only met last weekend, with Ealing beating the Pirates at Menneye Field in the league. The …

CORNISH Pirates have added to their growing list of players who have signed contracts for two more years with prop Marlen Walker and lock Danny Cutmore penning new deals. Auckland-born Walker, 30, arrived at the Cornish Pirates in January 2015, initially on a short-term contract from Weston-super-Mare. He has since played 100 games for the …

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