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.
1Exeter22170563043886
2Saracens22160664444078
3Gloucester22131858751568
4Northampton221101159052156
5Harlequins221001254452856
6Bath221021048148056
7Sale22112946250455
8Wasps221001248355251
9Bristol22911250358051
10Worcester22901349155746
11Leicester22701547863241
12Newcastle Falcons22601639554131
12London Irish22301938565122
Championship
POS
TEAM
P
W
D
L
F
A
BP
PTS
1London Irish2220028353401999
2Ealing2217057335031886
3Bedford Blues2213096326031769
4Jersey Reds22120105544421563
5Cornish Pirates22100125565071959
6Yorkshire Carnegie22110114755491155
7Nottingham22101115085971052
8Coventry2291124976371351
9London Scottish2280144686161143
10Doncaster2280145466171042
11Hartpury RFC227015415634836
12Richmond226016430604933