Rugby


CORNISH Pirates scrum-half Alex Day will join Premiership giants Saracens this summer. The former England under-20 player has been at the Pirates since 2015 after joining from Northampton and he has firmly established himself in the Championship. He was voted Cornish Pirates’ players’ player of the year for the 2017/18 campaign and is relishing the …

GLOUCESTER booked their place in the Premiership play-offs, despite losing 27-20 away at Worcester Warriors. Worcester knew a victory would secure their top flight survival and they were determined to get it. But the losing bonus point Gloucester picked up means they will finish in the top four. Gloucester were leading 15-13 at half-time, thanks …

EXETER Chiefs boss Rob Baxter is hoping his team can return to winning ways when they host Harlequins in a sell-out clash at Sandy Park on Saturday (2pm). The Chiefs have already secured their place in the Premiership play-offs but Baxter does not want them taking their foot of the pedal. Exeter’s 14-month unbeaten home …

THE Cornish Pirates will be looking to cement fifth place in the Championship when they travel to Doncaster Knights on Saturday for their final match of the season. The Pirates make a number of changes to their starting line-up from last week’s win over Yorkshire Carnegie. Will Cargill returns at fly-half while in the forwards, Jack …

CORNISH Pirates have signed Bedford Blues prop Hayden King on a two-year contract ahead of the 2019-20 season. The 23-year-old England Counties international has also played for Blackheath and Old Albanian.7 His signing comes just days after the Pirates also confirmed at addition of Jersey prop Sam Rodman for next  season. Cornish Pirates’ co-coach Alan …

CHRIS STIRLING has returned to the Cornish Pirates as their director of rugby on a three-year deal. The Kiwi, who was the club’s high performance manager between 2009 and 2012, arrives from Championship rivals Yorkshire Carnegie. Stirling helped the Pirates become the first  winners of the British & Irish Cup in 2010 and also led …

THE Cornish Pirates have strengthened their front-row options for next season by signing Jersey prop Sam Rodman. The 26-year-old Cheshire-born player has penned a two-year contract with the Penzance-based club, who were looking for a replacement for Christian Judge, who has moved to the Premiership. Cornish Pirates co-coach Alan Paver said: “We are really pleased …

CORNISH Pirates ended a run of seven straight losses with a 33-29 win over Chris Stirling’s Yorkshire Carnegie on Sunday. The Pirates went 7-0 up within a minute of the game starting when AJ Cant gathered a kick through to touch down. Javier Alvarez added the conversion. The visitors cut the gap with a penalty …

League Tables

Premiership
Team
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts.
Newcastle Falcons14140044315166
Ealing Trailfinders14111249125353
Cornish Pirates14100434722147
Ampthill1481535536740
Coventry1471636429239
Jersey Reds1460832035032
Nottingham1460830825432
Bedford Blues1460825328431
Doncaster Knights1460824231628
London Scottish1441929931427
Hartpury College14401022531724
Yorkshire Carnegie1400141927202
Championship
POS
TEAM
P
W
D
L
PTS
1Newcastle Falcons13130061
2Ealing Trailfinders13101249
3Cornish Pirates1390443
4Coventry1371539
5Ampthill1371536
6Jersey Reds1360732
7Nottingham1360731
8Doncaster Knights1360728
9Bedford Blues1350826
10Hartpury University1340924
11London Scottish1331922
12Yorkshire Carnegie1300131