News Archive 2014/15

2014/15 News Archive


News Archive 2014 - 2015

  • Jack Oulten Joins The Player Development Foundation

    Jack Oulten Joins The PDF

    Monday 25th May 2015

    The Pirates Player Development Foundation has added another highly talented young Cornishman to its ranks in the shape of scrum half Jack Oulten.

  • BUCS Player Of The Year Will Cargill Signs

    Will Cargill Signs

    Tuesday 19th May 2015

    British Universities & Colleges player of the year, fly-half/full-back Will Cargill has joined the Cornish Pirates from Leeds Carnegie senior academy.

  • Sea You Home Safe

    Sea You Home Safe

    Tuesday 19th May 2015

    The Pirates have backed the Sea You Home Safe campaign by wearing the latest PFD (Personal Flotation Device) during a training session.


May 2015

Jack Oulten Joins The PDF
The Pirates Player Development Foundation has added another highly talented young Cornishman to its ranks in the shape of scrum half Jack Oulten.

Will Cargill Signs
British Universities & Colleges player of the year, fly-half/full-back Will Cargill has joined the Cornish Pirates from Leeds Carnegie senior academy.

Pirates Back Sea You Home Safe Campaign
The Pirates have backed the Sea You Home Safe campaign by wearing the latest PFD (Personal Flotation Device) during a training session.

Stadium For Cornwall
Plans aimed at delivering the Stadium for Cornwall in Truro will go back to Cornwall Council’s planning committee on 16th June

Benbow Is Back From The Pole
Intrepid expedition leader Steve Pinfield - AKA Capt. Benbow - arrived back in Penzance having set a World Record for playing rugby at the North Pole.

Darren & Kessell In Dream Team
Darren Barry and scrum-half Tom Kessell; have been named in this season's official Greene King IPA Championship Dream Team.

Pirates & PE Premium Cluster
12 local Primary Schools have joined together to create a PE Premium cluster in order to maximise and utilise government PE funding

2015 Awards Evening
Last night’s Award’s Dinner, hosted by Truro & Penwith College and organised by Friends of Cornish Rugby, was a resounding success.

Another 4 Re-Comitt For 2015/16
With the ink barely dry from Brett & Toby’s signatures, John Stevens, Marlen Walker, Todd Lowry and Jay Tyack have all recommitted 2015/16

Cambridge Blue Toby May Signs
Hot on the heels of yesterday’s capture of Canadian International lock Brett Beukeboom, we can announce the signing of Cambridge Blue Toby May.

April 2015

April Community Update
Another busy period saw activities ranging from opening CHSW's new shop to leading an expedition to the Pole in support of the Wooden Spoon Charity

Brett Beukeboom Signs
In a significant strengthening of the squad the Cornish Pirates have captured the signature of Canadian international lock Brett Beukeboom.

Pirates For Radio 4
In the wake of David Cameron's widely reported words supporting a Stadium for Cornwall, Radio 4's Justin Webb has been to the Mennaye to find out.

£2,500 Raised For Mermaid Centre
Over £2,500 was raised for the Mermaid Centre at Ladies Day in March when we entertained Plymouth Albion in the home derby match.

6 More Re-Sign
The re-signing of Cheesman,  Moyle,  Deformes,  Parker and PDF members Hopkin &  Howe further confirms squad continuity into next season.

Paul Andrew Raises £500
A big 'Thank You' is due Cornish Pirates prop forward Paul Andrew, whose 'Face Fuzz' fundraiser raised the super sum of £500-00.

5 Pirates Feature Against RN
Five players who have represented the Cornish Pirates this season were in the SW Invitational XV starting line-up that faced a strong Royal Navy team

Dean,Todd & Bertie For SW XV
Dean Brooker, Todd Lowry and Bertie Hopkin have been selected for the SW Invitational XV to face the Royal Navy at Taunton this evening

Chris & Laurie In Barbarians Win
Chris Morgan and Laurie McGlone both featured last night in the Barbarians side that ran in 15 sparkling tries against Heriot’s.

Ian Connell - End Of Term Report
It seems like 5 minutes since Cornish Pirates Ltd assumed control of Cornish Pirates last July and what a year it has been!

1st Awards Presented
As a prelude to this season’s Annual Awards Dinner on 2nd May, 5 awards were presented after Saturday’s game with Worcester Warriors.

Alex Day Signs
Scrum-half Alex Day, a star member of the England U20s side that won the Junior World Championships in 2013, has signed for next season.

Chris & Laurie For Baa-Baas
Chris Morgan and Laurie McGlone have been honoured with selection to the Barbarians squad to play Scottish team Heriot's.

Laurie & Luke Stay Aboard
Experienced forward Lozza (Laurie McGlone) and wing Luke Jones have signed to stay aboard with the Cornish Pirates.

Benbow Plots Course To The Pole
The famous Cornish Pirates mascot, Captain Benbow is presently plotting a course to the North Pole where a unique match is to take place.

Tom Duncan Re-Signs For 2015/16
Popular Cornishman & talented No 8 Tom Duncan has overcome a serious knee injury and signed a new contract with the Cornish Pirates.

Pirates Open CHSW's New Shop
We were proud to help open the new Children’s Hospice South West shop and who better than Paves & Tom to do the honours.

March 2015

Coming To You From Goonhilly
This website is now delivered at blistering pace across the Globe from the data centre at Goonhilly Earth Station by Cornwall Cloud services.

Ladies Day A Resounding Success
In spite of the wild & windy weather, yesterday’s Ladies Day at The Pirates was a resounding success, with around £3,000 raised for charity.

Mounts Bay Get 7s Coaching
Mounts Bay Academy were the latest beneficiaries of the Cornish Pirates community programme when Matt Evans and Craig Holland ran a 7s session.

Darren Barry To Worcester
Lock forward Darren Barry will be leaving the Cornish Pirates at the end of this season on a move that will take him from the Mennaye to Sixways.

Gendall, Hallett & May Sign On
More good news ahead of the 2015/16 season as Keiran Hallett, Laurence May and Tyler Gendall commit to the club for next season.

Revised Stadium Proposals Underway
The partnership aiming to deliver a Stadium for Cornwall says it is working up revised proposals to present to Cornwall councillors in May.

Pirates Help Local Group WCCR
Tom Channon, Kieran Goss & Francisco DeFormes joined West Cornwall Community Renewables to launch their 'Power to Penwith' project.

Matt and Marcus Sign
he Cornish Pirates policy of developing talented young players reaps more reward as Matt Bolwell and Marcus Garrett sign full time contracts.

INOX Letter To Councillors
Open Letter To All Members Of Cornwall Council.
There are many times where all of us will look back on a situation and reflect on opportunities of what could have been. Thursday 12th March 2015 in Cornwall will be one of those days. 

All Change At RAF St Mawgan
In a change to their normal training routine the squad took the opportunity to experience different training systems during a day at RAF St. Mawgan

Message From Ian Connell
Late into last evening and during today, the Stadium partners have been consulting to determine what we do next. Further discussions are planned .....

Students Benefit From Pirates
Foundation Degree students from Truro and Penwith College were treated to an educational behind the scenes session at the Cornish Pirates.

RFU & Championship 5 Year Deal
The Rugby Football Union (RFU) and the Greene King IPA Championship Clubs have today announced a new five year agreement

A Great Result For CHC
For Cornwall Hospice Care there was a great result as the match day collection raised £429.45 to boost the charity's funds.

Stadium LetterTo Party Leaders
As leader of your Party Group on Cornwall Council we are contacting you to urge your party members to support the above planning application.

Free Kicking Clinic
Club coaches  from teams across Cornwall gathered at Truro College on Monday evening to watch, listen and learn - how to kick, when to kick, and why.

SKY TV Stadium Interviews
SKY TV on the Stadium For Cornwall with Ian Connell - Cornish Pirates Chairman, Martin Tucker - Director of Truro & Penwith College & Rob Cook.

Dancer & Evans Re-Sign
Great news ahead of Sunday’s televised game with Rotherham that Matt Evans and Alex Dancer have put pen to paper and re-signed for the Pirates.

Ribbon Cut At New Boots
The Cornish Pirates were clear in view when Alex Cheesman and Aaron Carpenter officially cut the ribbon to open the new Boots Opticians at Hayle

Letter To West Briton
Further to your article ‘Cornish Pirates offered ground share opportunity with Truro City’ (West Briton 26th February) and S Keane’s letter in the .

February 2015

Jamal to Bristol
Jamal Ford-Robinson has been signed by Bristol Rugby until the end of the 2015/16 campaign, but will be loaned back to Pirates with immediate effect.

Tom Kessel to Saints
Tom Kessell has signed a contract that will see him move to Northampton Saints next season

Stuart Shines For England U20s
Scrum-half Stuart Townsend, who is dual-registered with Exeter Chiefs, starred in a bright performance for England against Italy at Brickfields.

Adam Jamieson Loan To CABs
Another player who has recovered from injury is prop Adam Jamieson who is is joining the Cornish All Blacks on loan.

Rob Elloway Loan To London Welsh
Rob Elloway is set to perform on the AVIVA Premiership stage after the Cornish Pirates agree a loan deal with London Welsh.

January 2015

Kiwi Prop Marlen Walker Signs On
Our front-row options have been bolstered with the signing of Kiwi prop Marlen Walker, who joins from Weston-super-Mare on a short term contract.

Thank You Dicky
Dicky & Jytte will be attending our game against Bristol on Sunday 1 February. We plan a weekend of celebration and we'd love you all to come.

Youth Match Day Experience
On Saturday it was the turn of Perranporth and Newquay under 8s to be part of the Pirates Match Day Experience

December 2014

Cornish Pirates Inspire Students
Students at Sir James Smith's Community School went Cornish Pirates crazy when the Pirates visited to give a taste of life as a professional rugby player.

Mega Cheque Presented To CHSW
CHSW's Little Harbour hospice at St. Austell were the recipients of a Mega Cheque for £2,695.60 at last Saturday’s match with Doncaster Knights..

Memorandum of Understanding
The Cornish Pirates, Truro and Penwith College, Inox Group and Henry Boot Developments today signed a “memorandum of understanding” to work together to deliver a stadium at Langarth Truro – at no cost to the taxpayer.

November 2014

Bag Pack For CHSW Little Harbour
Cornish Pirates players raised over £397 for CHSW Little Harbour, our Charity of the season, at yesterday’s Bag Pack at Penzance Sainsbury’s

Francisco Deformes Signs
Chilean international prop Francisco Deformes has signed for the Pirates on a contract to the end of this season.

Tom Kessel On Shortlist
Tom Kessell is in the running for the Greene King IPA Championship player of the month after November's shortlist was unveiled this morning

Pirates Support Poppy Appeal
The Royal British Legion has once again expressed sincere appreciation to the Cornish Pirates for allowing service personnel to make a collection..

Pirates On Loan To The Reds
For the benefit of both the players and the two clubs, it is confirmed that three members of the Cornish Pirates have gone on loan to Redruth.

Memorable Honour
Alan Paver and Gavin Cattle have played in some memorable matches for the Cornish Pirates during their impressive playing careers, and it was fitting..

11th November 2014
Tower Poppies as we remember

Pirates in Champ' XV Victory
Alan Paver and Gavin Cattle have been selected in the Barbarians squad to face the Combined Services at Bath next Tuesday 11th November.

Pirates In LV= Cup Action
Cornish Pirates' lock forward Marcus Garratt, along with wing Richard Lane who is dual-registered with Bath Rugby, both scored tries as replacements....

Player's Race Night Success
The first race night meet at the Mennaye was very well supported with fans, players and staff all chomping at the bit for a very successful evening

FOCR's City Lunch Success
The City of London lunch hosted by Friends of Cornish Rugby (FOCR) proved to be an entertaining and hilarious success.

October 2014

Championship XV Team Unveiled
Breaking News: Keiran Hallett called into team as Championship XV line-up announced ahead of Sunday's fixture against Canada at Sixways

Marcus Garratt To Bath On Loan
Lock forward Marcus Garratt has gone on loan to Bath and has been named on the bench for their LV=Cup match against London Welsh tomorrow,

Stuart & Jack For England U20s
England under 20s have named their squad for the season and included in the 32-man group are two Cornish Pirates – Jack Innard and Stuart Townsen

Trelawny's Army Award For Tyler
Prop forward Tyler Gendall was presented with the Cornwall under 20s Player award at last night’s Trelawny's Army Supporters Club’s AGM.

Lane & Will Sign on DR With Bath
The Pirates have boosted the squad this week with the signing of Richard Lane & Will Homer on dual-registration with Bath Rugby.

Darren & Tom In Squad v Canada
Congratulations to Darren Barry and Tom Kessell who have been selected for the Championship XV squad to play Canada at Sixways in November

Wessex Gunners Thank You Visit
Anita George's Logan Rock Inn at Treen was taken over on Tuesday by more than 60 members of the Wessex Gunners on a thank you mission.

Ian To Coach England Students
More honours for Ian Davies, Director of Rugby, as he is appointed as this season’s Assistant Coach to England Students.

Community Diary Aug/Sept
Another hectic period for the Cornish Pirates Community Programme, with a massive range of effort during the late summer months.

September 2014

Fliss For Championship XV
Fliss Middleton has been appointed to the Physio team for the Championship XV side to face Canada in Novembe

Meeting Sec Of State For Sport
Ian Connell & Richard Cockram met Sajid Javid MP, the Secretary of State for Culture, Media & Sport at the West Cornwall Golf Club in Lelant.

Pirates Do Netball
The Cornish Pirates faced a totally different training session on Tuesday night when they visited Storm Netball team in Truro.

Little Harbour Fundraising
Fundraising for CHSW Little Harbour – our charity of the season – got off to a great start on Sunday when £647 was raised at the match with Yorkshire

August 2014

Lock Charlie Davey Signs
The Pirates have further bolstered the squad with the signature of impressive lock Charlie Davey from London Irish Senior Academy.

Stadium Enabling Plans Submitted
The Cornish Pirates are delighted to hear that INOX and Henry Boot Developments have submitted their stadium enabling plans for the Stadium at Truro to ..

Wardy's Man Bertie Hopkin Signs
Following a recommendation from Dave Ward, England Counties under 20s fly-half Bertie Hopkin has signed on a one year contract.

Dan Lee Signs
Our back-row options have been boosted with the signing of 21yr old Devonian Dan Lee, a former Plymouth  Albion player who played for Taunton....

Ben Gregor
Following a stint as an intern alongside strength and conditioning coach, Frank Sanderson, Ben Gregor has now been appointed as his assistant.

Press Conference August 15th
An open media day was held on Friday

What A Week - Thanks Guernsey
Pirates arrived on Guernsey and received the warmest of welcomes from the locals. Small communities, entrepreneurial spirit, a balmy .....

Island Hopping Pirates
The Island hopping Pirates have settled into their base on Guernsey for another round of training and community interaction.

Friends Sponsor Rob Elloway
WE are extremely pleased to announce that Rob Elloway is the first player to be sponsored by the Friends of Cornish Rugby (FOCR).

Little Harbour Is Chosen Charity
The chosen charity for the coming season is Children’s Hospice South West and their hospice by the sea, Little Harbour at Porthpean near St Austell

July 2014

Meet The Players Evening
Last night’s Meet the Players Evening lived up to its billing and started the countdown to the new season with style and panache.

Our Visit To The Isles Of Scilly
The whole of the rugby staff enjoyed three days on the Isles of Scilly, the brainchild of Gavin (Cattle) and Paves (Alan Paver).

Chris & Matt, Captain & Vice Cap'n
News has come in from the deck of the Scillonian this morning, as Chris Morgan is announced as Team Captain with Matt Evans as Vice Captain.

Business Season Ticket Launched
The new and innovative Business Season Ticket offers opportunities to entertain clients, reward staff & provide other incentives to your own requirements.

Supporters Club Supports PDF
The Cornish Pirates Supporters Club (CPSC) is continuing its support of the Player Development Foundation (PDF) into the new season.

New Community Team
Home grown duo, George Ross and Eleanor Harding form a new community team as we expand our Community Program further in the coming season.

Community Diary - Summer 14/15
Hot off of a brilliant year of community work during last season we are expanding our Community Program even further for the coming season!

9 More Squad Re-Inforcements
The final pieces in the squad jigsaw are almost fully in place with the confirmation of 9 players joining us on loan or dual registration with Exeter Chiefs

The New Board
Carries on the tradition of the club being run by individuals with deep Cornish connections.

CORMAC Prize Winner
The Cormac competition at the Royal Cornwall Show has found a winner in Bjorn Grohmann from North Devon.

6 More Gifted Young Players Join
Six More Gifted Young Players have signed on for the Cornish Pirates as part of the new Player Development Foundation (PDF).

A New Dawn & New Owners
As announced by Dicky Evans on Sunday the sale of Cornish Pirates has taken place to over 70 new shareholders

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