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  • Alan Paver & Gavin Cattle - New Zealand Update

    Gavin, Paves - NZ Update

    Friday 27th May  2016

    In an update from New Zealand, Alan Paver and Gavin Cattle have been at Rugby House - the All Blacks HQ in Wellington

  • Alan Paver and Gavin Cattle Chris Stirling

    Gavin, Paves & Stirlo

    Monday 23rd May  2016

    Coaching duo Alan Paver and Gavin Cattle are in NZ honing their coaching skills under the tutelage of former High Performance Manager, Chris Stirling

  • Fly-Half/Centre Bar Bartlett Signs Aboard

    Bar Bartlett Signs Aboard

    Friday 20th May  2016

    We're delighted to welcome aboard Fly-Half/Centre Bar Bartlett who is winging west to join us for the 2016/17 Championship campaign.

  • Cornish Prop Luke Joins The PDF

    Cornish Prop Luke Joins The PDF

    Friday 13th May  2016

    Promising young Cornish prop Luke Chapman, from the Looe area, has joined the Pirates as part of the Player Development Foundation (PDF).

  • Marcus Garratt Signs For Wasps

    Marcus Garratt Signs For Wasps

    Wednesday 11th May  2016

    Player Development Foundation product Marcus Garratt has signed for Aviva Premiership side Wasps

May 2016

Players Start Race for Life
Mike Pope, Tom Duncan, and Rob Elloway were at Humphry Davy School last Friday to start the school’s 5K ‘Race for Life’.

2016 Awards Evening
The Cornish Pirates rugby year ended with a night of emotion, accolades, smiles, tears and applause at the End of Season Awards Night.

Adam Jamieson Forced To Retire
WE are very sad to announce that that tight-head prop Adam Jamieson has unfortunately been forced to retire from the game through injury.

Defibrillator Installed at The Pirates
Thanks to the generosity of rugby fans a Defibrillator (AED) has recently been purchased and installed for the benefit of all the community at the Pirates

April 2016

Tommy-Lee & Dan For SW U20s
Congratulations to Tommy-Lee Southworth and Redruth’s Dan Rutter who have been selected to represent Cornwall in the South West team.....

Alverton School's Mennaye Treat
The sun was shining at the Mennaye Field last week when pupils from Alverton Community Primary School made a visit to the ground.

Squad Update
Following the completion of the 2015/16 season an update on the Cornish Pirates squad as it stands for next season.

Pre-Season 2016/17
Pre-Season Planning is well underway at the Cornish Pirates with a mouth-watering trip to Northampton Saints already in the bag.

Post Match Awards 2016
Pictures and report on the awards that were presented after the match with London Welsh. Further awards will be made at the Awards Dinner

March 2106

Matt & Tom Sign Back Aboard
Speculation after the excitement of the Bedford game has ended with confirmation that Mike Pope and Jack Andrew have signed new contracts.

St. Agnes Minis' Match Day
It was St. Agnes Minis turn on Saturday to be treated to the Cornish Pirates Match Day Experience at the game with Moseley.

4 More Sign Back Aboard
Pirates get an Easter bonus as Jack Arnott, Dan Lee, Alex O’Meara, and Jake Parker re-sign for next season.

Another 4 Sign Back Aboard
Another four experienced Championship players;Chris Morgan, Paul Andrew, Alex Dancer, and Marlen Walker have res-signed for the club.

Judo Man Frank Sanderson
Strength & Conditioning Coach, Frank Sanderson, has had a lifelong interest in judo. Indeed, he took up the sport at an after school club in Fenstanton..

Youth Match Day Experience
It was Penryn under 9s and Trewirgie Junior School's turn on Sunday to be treated to the Cornish Pirates Match Day Experience on Sunday.

Pirates At Kernow Adventure Park
Frank Sanderson along with players Alex O'Meara, Bertie Hopkin, Mike Pope and Alex Dancer were at the re-launch of Kernow Adventure Park.....

Ian Davies to leave Pirates
Ian Davies will leave Cornish Pirates at the end of the current season to take up a new post as Director of Rugby at Christ¹s Hospital School

Evans, Moyle, Elloway & Channon
Great news as four of our top players: backs Matt Evans, Kyle Moyle plus hookers Rob Elloway and Tom Channon sign for another season...

Biscovey & St. Mewan Schools
It was Biscovey Academy and St. Mewan CP Schools' turn on Sunday to be treated to the Cornish Pirates Match Day Experience 

Presentation to Mermaid Centre
Chris Morgan (club captain) and Paul Andrew (vice-captain) were at the Mermaid Centre in Truro to present a signed Cornish Pirates shirt and a cheque

February 2016

DOR Ian Davies Q&A
Ahead of Sunday’s contest with Doncaster Knights at the Mennaye Field, Phil Westren caught up with Director of Rugby Ian Davies to find out his views.

Matchday For St Francis Newquay
Sunday week's match day collection, when we play Doncaster Knights, is dear to many as we look to raise a substantial sum for St Francis Dogs Home

Ricardo & Luigi With The Pirates
The South America connection has been strengthened with the hosting of two rugby coaches, keen to advance their expertise in a professional ...

Timoci Kava Trains With Pirates
Fijian back-rower Timoci Kava from RNAS Culdrose and a member of the Royal Navy squad has started training with the Cornish Pirates.

Ian Davies - February 4th 2016
Another week and another victory – how nice a feeling that is!!! We have two away matches before a weekend off so a fair bit of travelling for the squad coming up.

2 Tommys For Cornwall Under 20s
2 members of the Cornish Pirates Player Development Foundation have been selected for Cornwall Under 20s County Championship opener.

Newlyn School's Match Day
It was Newlyn School's turn on Sunday to be treated to the Cornish Pirates Match Day Experience at the thrilling game with Ealing

Quarter Final Draw 2016
The draw for the Quarter finals of the British & Irish Cup sees the Cornish Pirates play Doncaster at home on Sunday March 13th

January 2016

Ocean BMW & Cornish Pirates
The partnership between Ocean BMW & Cornish Pirates saw the’ ultimate driving machine’ handed over to Alan paver the ’ultimate propping machine’.

Marlen Walker - The Whole Story
The story of a man patiently working to develop his skills and prepared to travel abroad in order to see where his Rugby could take him

Bolingey Barbarians For Youth
Following Sunday's match day collection, Bolingey Barbarians Chairman Roger Mead praised 'The Great Rugby Family' who helped raise over £679

Newquay Under 8s' Match Day
Newquay under 8s were back at the Mennaye on Sunday for another taste of the Cornish Pirates Match Day Experience

Players At Trewirgie School
Whilst many of the squad enjoyed a short break last week it was business as usual for those involved with our community outreach activities.

New Year Message From Dicky
I would like to take the opportunity of wishing all my friends and colleagues at the Pirates a very happy new year and the very best to you and your families

Marlen Walker Hat Trick Prop
Prop forward Marlen Walker and his fellow squad members were over the moon with the team’s superb 38-21 away win against Rotherham Titans

Big Thank You From CLIC Sargent
CLIC Sargent, our chosen charity for the season, have been in touch to thank us following a successful match day collection at the recent Jersey game.

December 2015

Ball Boy Brothers
There are numerous volunteer roles required for the smooth functioning of match day, but maybe non more important than the ball boys

Mounts Bay Laundry
Keeping the boys immaculately turned out home and away is no mean feat, but thanks to Mounts Bay Laundry the weekly wash is always done.

England Aspirational Pathway
We finish off the week's news with congratulations to two analysts who will be working within the England Aspirational pathway from 1st December.

Fundraising For Penlee Lifeboat
Another successful fundraising effort at Sunday's game with Bedford gave a further boost to the coffers of the RNLI Penlee Lifeboat Appeal

Fundraising For Penlee Lifeboat
Another successful fundraising effort at Sunday's game with Bedford gave a further boost to the coffers of the RNLI Penlee Lifeboat Appeal..

Pirates Aid SEEDS Campaign
The Cornish Pirates have been giving their support to raise awareness of SEEDS, Survivors Empowering Educating Domestic abuse Services.

November 2015

Francisco At St. Ives School
Students studying Spanish at St. Ives School had a surprise visitor recently when Chilean prop Francisco turned up to contribute to their lessons.

Coaching At St. Ives School
St Ives School was the latest beneficiary of the Cornish Pirates community outreach as players Mike Pope and Luke Jones provided coaching.

Poppy Appeal
There was once again a positive response when representatives of the Royal British Legion held their annual collection for ‘The Poppy Appeal’ at the

S4C Secretary of State Decides
The Secretary of State has decided not to call in West Langarth, the Stadium for Cornwall enabling application..

Chris & Jake At Newlyn School
Cornish Pirates players Chris Morgan and Jake Parker were at Newlyn School on Thursday to provide inspirational coaching to the children.

Thanks From Paul Wickes
The way you hosted my last march was more than I could have hoped for, so thank you for making it such a special day for me.

October 2015

Rugby And Horsemanship
Players and members of the coaching staff had a session with a difference last week, gaining, experience through interaction with horses.

September 2015

Tommy Phillips TASC U20s Award
Player Development Foundation member Tommy Phillips has gained the Trelawny’s Army Cornwall U.20 player of the year award.

Longest Pass For CHSW
Kieran Goss, Luke Jones and Laurence May were at Truro on Saturday to welcome an intrepid group of cyclists who have been raising monies for CHSW

Pirates Team Up With Get Fruity
We’ve teamed up with Cornish company Get Fruity to add their super healthy fruity bars to the player’s diets.

Aaron, Brett, Matt in Canada RWC
It’s a big day for the Pirates tomorrow in the RWC when Aaron Carpenter, Brett Beukeboom & Matt Evans start for Canada against Ireland

O'Meara & Bolwell Bench For Bath
Alex O’Meara & Matt Bolwell have been named as replacements in Bath’s squad to play Gloucester in Sunday’s West Country Challenge Cup

CLIC Sargent Matchday Collection
CLIC Sargent, our chosen charity this season, held their first match day collection at Sunday's game with Nottingham and raised almost £600

Rob Elloway Opens Coach House
Rob Elloway was at Trevaylor Manor to cut the ribbon at the opening of the Coach House. A refurbished home for individuals with early...

August 2015

Rob Andrew Championship 15/16
VIDEO:- Every year the Championship is getting more competitive, there are more & more quality teams, quality players.

Noah In England U18s 7s Squad
A great week for new PDF signing Noah Sixton has been rounded off with news of his selection to the England under 18s Sevens squad.

Pirates To Support CLIC Sargent
The Cornish Pirates will be supporting CLIC Sargent for their 2015/16 season and ahead of their launch we hear about how they have been touched by ...

Noah Sixton Joins The PDF
18yr old Wing/Centre Noah Sixton is the latest talented young Cornish prospect to join the Cornish Pirates Player Development Foundation (PDF).

Chris Morgan Looks Ahead
Chris Morgan talks to Sportsbeat's By Frank Smith and looks ahead to the 2015/16 Greene King IPA Championship. Video and Text

Celebrating 10 Years
AS we lead into the start our celebrations of 10 years as Cornish Pirates, a look back to that 1st match at Kenwyn in 2005. ..

Golf In Aid Of The PDF
A series of 5 Golf tournaments to be played over the Rugby Season. 5 different Golf Courses, best aggregate score from 3 events to win the series.

£400+ Raised For Defibrillator
Over £400 was raised during half time at the game with Aberavon on Saturday towards a defibrillator for the Mennaye.

Tommy Phillips Joins PDF
Cadgwith fisherman & Prop Tommy Phillips is the latest hot young Cornish prospect to join the Cornish Pirates Player Development Foundation .

Lunch With Anita at Logan Rock
In a break from a rigorous pre-season programme the boys took time out yesterday afternoon for food & refreshments at the Logan Rock Inn

Training Game At Rec With Reds
A training game between Redruth and Pirates at the Recreation Ground yesterday evening provided a good work out to both teams.

Pirates Fundraising for CHSW
Children's Hospice South West have been overwhelmed by the fundraising efforts of the Cornish Pirates last season.

Cornish Rebels RLFC In SW Final
Good Luck to Cornish Rebels RLFC who face Exeter Centurions RLFC in the South West Grand Final at Polson Bridge this Sunday 16th August.

Fundraising For Pants
Falmouth based Cancer Charity ‘Pants’ was one recipient of a testicular cancer fundraiser held at the Cornish Pirates ground on 8th August 

Welcome Aboard Zoé Leray
Toulon fan Zoé Leray from Chartres near Paris has joined us for six months to gain experience working in a professional rugby environment..

Neil Stanleick Joins The PDF
Another hot young Cornish prospect, back rower Neil Stanleick from St Just, has joined the Cornish Pirates Player Development Foundation (PDF).

Pirates In Pacific Nations Cup
Canada will be understandably disappointed to have lost all four of their games in this year’s Pacific Cup competition. However, in the view of Canadian head

July 2015

Reaction to Cornwall Council SPC
Cornish Pirates are absolutely delighted that we now have consent for S4C.This is a major infrastructure project creating jobs, generating new

At Watergate Bay For CHICKS
The Cornish Pirates joined up with RAF St Mawgan for their annual military beach fitness event at Watergate Bay.

Pirates Help Train Rising Stars
The Cornish Pirates have been helping train two young Cornish badminton players who hope to break into the national tournament circuit.

Response to Planning Report S4C
Cornish Pirates are disappointed to read the planning officers report on the S4C and his recommendation to refuse the application. We find the report to be muddled, repetitive and confusing

Rhys & Tommy-Lee Join The PDF
Another two hot young Cornish prospects, Rhys Brownfield and Tommy-Lee Southworth, have joined the Cornish Pirates Player Development Foundation

Pirates Aboard Spirit Of Falmouth
Squad members had the chance to brush up on their seafaring skills whilst supporting a local charity with a day under sail on the Spirit of Falmouth.

Interview With David Cameron
BBC Radio Cornwall interview with Ross Ellis & Prime Minister David Cameronon Friday 17th July.

Students Gain From The Pirates
Francisco Deformes, Tom Duncan and Luke Jones were busy on Tuesday passing on rugby skills to students from Penair School and Penrice Academy.

Exciting 6 Booster From Chiefs
With little over 3 weeks before its Rugby again, the squad has been boosted by the arrival of 6 players on dual registration with Exeter Chiefs.

Players Benefit From Ref Course
Cornish Pirates players have gained an enhanced understanding of the laws of the game through a bespoke referring course.

Isles Of Scilly Team Building
The Cornish Pirates embarked on the ‘Scillonian III’ last Monday, visiting the Isles of Scilly for training, team building and community bonding.

Players Refereeing Course
Cornish Pirates players are set to gain an enhanced understanding of the laws of the game through a bespoke referring course starting next week.

Pirates Support Charity Golf
The Friends of Royal Cornwall Hospital have thanked the Cornish Pirates for supporting their recent Charity Golf Day at Truro Golf Club.

Cornishman Rob Coote Joins PDF
Scrum-half Rob Coote, another talented young Cornish player, has joined the Cornish Pirates Player Development Foundation (PDF).

June 2015

Community Diary
It may be summer, but the Cornish Pirates have still been out & about across Cornwall to support a range of community activities.

Alex O'Meara Joins The PDF
Exciting winger Alex O'Meara, a member of last season's England Students squad, has joined the Pirates' Player Development Foundation (PDF).

Players At Trewirgie School
Tom Duncan and Mike Pope were at Trewirgie School this week, to help their tag rugby team prepare for the l Devon & Cornwall Championships

PDF Your Support
We now need to raise at least £30,000 to fund a somewhat larger PDF and your contribution will be invaluable.

Exciting Link With CABs
In a further strengthening of ties within Cornish Rugby, a formal link with The Cornish All Blacks looks set to provide a wealth of opportunities to benefit both our clubs.

Pre-Season First Week Completed
"The boys have been training really well, including the new guys who have quickly taken on fresh information."

England U20s Begin In Great Style
Two squad members, scrum-half Stuart Townsend and hooker Jack Innard - on dual-registration with Exeter Chiefs last season - featured in both games.

Continuity Key In Captaincy Crew
In a further sign of continuity, Paul Andrew has now stepped up to take a Vice-Captain’s role with Matt Evans, alongside current Skipper Chris Morgan.

10s Tournament For Pre-Season
Pre-season kicks off in scintillating style with a 10s Tournament at the Mennaye, featuring The Pirates, Redruth, Cornish All Blacks and St Austell

Hoops Are Back
The Cornish Pirates will be sporting a new look kit next season that incorporates a modern twist to the traditional striped shirts of the past.

Squad - Consistency The Key
With the ink now dry on player’s contracts, the Cornish Pirates squad is showing a high degree of consistency going into the new season.


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