Cornish Pirates

CENTRE Rory Parata and wing/full-back Matt Evans are the latest Cornish Pirates players to pen new deals with the Championship club. Parata has signed a new two-year contract, while Canadian international Evans has agreed a one-year extension. Australian-born Parata, 24, joined the Pirates last year after playing for Italian side Zebre. The former Ireland Under-19 …

THE Cornish Pirates will be hoping to book their place in the semi-finals of the Championship Cup on Saturday when they take on Jersey Reds at St Peter (2pm). The Pirates succumbed to a 33-10 league match defeat at Jersey in October and so are fully aware that a tough challenge awaits them in the …

CENTRE Callum Paterson and scrum-half Alex Schwarz are the latest Cornish Pirates players to sign new contracts with the Championship club. The pair have penned new two year deals at Mennaye Field. Patterson joined the Pirates from Ulster last year on a one-year contract and has been virtually ever-present for the club this season, making …

BATH Rugby have confirmed that Lewis Boyce, Christian Judge, Will Stuart and Mike Williams will join them ahead of the 2019/20 season. Boyce will arrive at the Rec from Premiership rivals Harlequins. The 22 year-old has quickly established himself as one of the most exciting loose-head props in the country and was rewarded with a …

ROBIN WEDLAKE will make a welcome return for the Cornish Pirates on Saturday as they head to Butts Park Arena to take on Coventry (3pm). Coventry, who have made a welcome return to the Championship following their relegation at the end of the competition’s inaugural 2009-10 season, are presently seventh in the league, just two …

CORNISH Pirates have dropped down to fifth in the Championship table after a frustrating 18-13 defeat to Yorkshire Carnegie at Headingley Stadium on Sunday. Carnegie, whose director of rugby is former Pirates high performance manager Chris Stirling, took the lead from a maul in the eighth minute, with prop Marc Thomas credited as the try …

CORNISH Pirates will end 2018 in third place in the Championships after a 27-0 win over London Scottish at Mennaye Field on Sunday. In front of a bumper crowd of nearly 3,000 people, the Pirates ran in four tries on their way to their sixth league win in 10 matches. The hosts had to defend …

CORNISH Pirates prop Christian Judge has had his loan spell at Saracens extended until the end of January. The forward’s short-term spell at Allianz Park from the Championship side was due to end on December 31 but will now remain with the Premiership champions for another month. Judge joined Sarries back in September and has …

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