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Coaches Corner 2012/13

  • Ian Davies, Jersey

    Ian Davies, Jersey

    Thursday 18th April 2013

    For the final time this season can I ask for our usual high level of vocal support, as I'm sure the boys will strive to finish 2012/13 on a high  to leave............

  • Harvey Biljon, Munster

    Harvey Biljon, Munster

    Thursday 4th April 2013

    We kick off with our important British & Irish Cup quarter-final against Munster.  followed then by a midweek fixture away to Rotherham, and culminating....

  • Ian Davies, Bedford Blues

    Ian Davies, Bedford Blues

    Thursday 28th March 2013

    This weekend its Bedford Blues. As is the norm Mike Rayer's men are riding high in the top four of the Championship and will provide stern opposition for us.

  • Francis Sanderson, Moseley

    Francis Sanderson, Moseley

    Thursday 7th March 2013

    The 1700 miles travel involved with visiting Kingston Park and Otley RFC over an eight day period was hard work. This amount of travel requires careful planning to.

  • Ian Davies, London Scottish

    Ian Davies, London Scottish

    Thursday 14th February 2013

    Bristol’s answer to Einstein (Darren Barry) has been entertaining the squad with his philosophizing on which indeed came first, the chicken or the egg. If you..

  • Ian Davies, Doncaster At Home

    Ian Davies, Doncaster At Home

    Wednesday 6th February 2013

    It seems an absolute age since I last compiled this column and it also feels a long time since we last played a game of rugby at the Mennaye!

  • Ian Davies - Dundee In The Cup

    Ian Davies - Dundee In The Cup

    Wednesday 9th January 2013

    I ask you all to be at your vocal best and give the boys that extra 5% of energy so we can overcome our Scottish foes.

  • Ian Davies, Bristol New Years Day

    Ian Davies, Bristol New Years Day

    Saturday 29th December 2012

    As we look forward to our first match in 2013, I might as well start by wishing everyone a happy and prosperous New Year

  • Ian Davies - Swansea In The Cup

    Ian Davies - Swansea In The Cup

    Wednesday 5th December 2012

    The British & Irish Cup this year sees us have no other Championship team in our pool and I think that adds to the excitement we have for this competition.

  • Ian Davies - Nottingham

    Ian Davies - Nottingham

    Wednesday 28th November 2012

    Sunday’s match, will be a very tough assignment and being the last league game prior to Christmas it is hoped we can push on to victory and go into the.....

  • Rotherham at the Mennaye

    Ian Davies - Rotherham At Home

    Wednesday 7th November 2012

    Lee Blackett will be trying to stamp his mark on the playing style, but what will not have changed is is the fact that Rotherham will be a big team in terms of......

  • Harvey Biljon - Leeds Next

    Harvey Biljon - Leeds Next

    Wednesday 24th October 2012

    After a successful start to the British & Irish Cup, its back to the league campaign on Sunday with a tough fixture against Leeds Carnegie.

  • Harvey Biljon - The Cup Next

    Harvey Biljon - The Cup Next

    Wednesday 10th October 2012

    The players are prepared for a tough battle but I know from the way they have responded in training, and with our home support behind them, that they will put in a.....

  • Falcons Next

    Ian Davies - Falcons Next

    Wednesday 5t September 2012

    The boys certainly get a lift when the Mennaye effect kicks in, let's make sure the Falcons know why we think we have the best supporters in the Championship.

  • A Local Derby

    Ian Davies - A Local Derby

    Wednesday 5t September 2012

    So here we are, all looking forward to our first Championship game of the season at the Mennaye on Sunday - and it just happens to be a local derby match!

  • Coaches Corner - 1st Week Back

    Ian Davies - 1st Week Back

    Tuesday 10th July 2012

    The first week down of pre-season training for the Cornish Pirates and with not a sunny day to be seen, it was a case of welcome to Cornwall boys!!!.

Season 2011/12

  • Ian Davies

    The Finals

    By Ian Davies | 19th May 2012

    Wednesday's will be the last game at the Mennaye for 2011-12 and it just happens to be the Championship final!

  • Ian Davies

    First As Head

    By Ian Davies | 02nd May 2012, 10am

    It gives me great pleasure to produce my first 'Coaches Column' as Head Coach and it just happens to be ahead of the small matter of a semi-final.

  • Ian Davies


    By Ian Davies | 21st March 2012, 9am

    On Sunday we welcome Rotherham to the Mennaye for what will - as always - be a very tough encounter against our visitors from the North.

  • Simon Raynes


    By Simon Raynes | 07th March 2012, 10am

    We extend a warm Cornish welcome to all from Leeds who journey down to the Cornish Riviera on Saturday for this important play-off clash

  • Chris Stirling

    Stage One Top Four

    By Chris Stirling | 22nd February 2012, 9am

    Now, with one game to go to complete Stage 1 of the RFU Championship the Pirates have safely achieved a top four finish regardless of this Saturday's outcome against Moseley.