News Archive 2011/12

News Archive 11/12

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News Archive 2011 - 2012

  • Training With The Penlee Lifeboat

    Training With The Penlee Lifeboat

    Monday 30th July 2012

    The coaches had liaised with the lifeboat's coxswain Patch Harvey - and a training exercise was deviously planned to benefit both the lifeboat crew and the Pirate .

  • RFU Championship News

    RFU Championship News

    Friday 27th July 2012

    News and comment from around the clubs and what the papers say. Cornish Pirates, Doncaster, Leeds Carnegie, Moseley, Plymouth Albion and Rotherham.

  • Dual Registered Stars Sign

    Dual Registered Stars Sign

    Wednesday 25th July 2012

    Three of the South West's rising stars have signed for the club on a dual-registration agreement with Exeter Chiefs.


July 2012

Know Your Players: Ben Prescott
Ben signed for us in May 2012 and is expected to improve the Pirates scrum still further.

Know Your Players: Junior
Junior is a strong running centre, who can punch big holes through any midfield.

Forwards' Feast At Logan Rock
The forwards laid on a barbecue for players and staff at the Logan Rock Inn at Treen.

Holly Day at the Mennaye Field
During her visit Holly was photographed with the players who broadcast a special hello.

New Sponsors Welcome Aboard
WE are delighted to welcome Haulfryn, Towergate Insurance and Redstone.

Training On The Links & Dunes
Strength & Conditioning coach Frank Sanderson devised a game of speed golf'

Friday 20th Championship News

Know Your Players: David Lyons
His first Premiership match came just 18 months after taking up rugby

Q&A At The Learning Zone
Students from Pendeen, Newlyn, Mousehole and St. Just Schools at the Zone

Penair Rugby Enrichment Week
Students from Penair School Truro, made their annual visit to the Mennaye Field.

British & Irish Cup
The format for the British & Irish Cup has been considerably revamped

Pirates In Crackers Dream Team
Chris's chosen XV was not surprisingly a strong one, and listed three 'Pirates.

Season Ticket Collection
Season Tickets will be available for collection from the ticket office from Monday 23rd July.

Friday 13th Championship News

Gavin Cattle's 13th Pre-season
This is my 13th pre-season, and they do not get any easier.

Cookie Is Off To Kingsholm
k Rob Cook has signed for Premiership side Gloucester

Tag Training At Trewirgie
Helping Trewirgie School ahead of the National Tag Rugby Championship Finals

Coaches Corner - 1st Week Back
The first week down of pre-season training

New Physio Fliss
Felicity 'Fliss' Middleton has arrived from Newport Gwent Dragons

Friday 6th Championship News

Three More Players Join
Lock forward Darren Barry, hooker Darren Semmens and centre/wing Tom Bedford sign.

June 2012

Know Your Players - Kieran Hallett
Kieran has been a familiar face in opposition against the Pirates

Three More Players Join
Lock Darren Barry, hooker Darren Semmens and centre/wing Tom Bedford sign on

Know Your Players - Alex Cheeseman
A 23 yr old signing from Wasps, described as a dynamic, physical centre

Friday Championship News
Friday 29h June 2012. Weekly round-up of news and comment from around the clubs

Peter McDonald Passes Away
Peter McDonald - past Chairman of the Press Gang - passed away peacefully last Thursday 21st June.

Peter McDonald Passes Away
Peter McDonald - past Chairman of the Press Gang - passed away peacefully last Thursday 21st June.

Midweek Championship News Weds 27th June
Midweek round-up of news and comment from around the clubs, local and national media

Support For School's Sports Week
Tom Kessell, Aaron Penberthy, Phil Burgess and Rob Elloway for supported St. Mary's School's 'Sports Week

New Boys Report To Base
Six of the eight new Cornish Pirates signings reported to the Mennaye Field yesterday.

Tom Riley Signs From Dragons
Former Wales U21 and Wales 7s player, described as a fleet-footed, agile and powerful performer.

RFU Championship News Friday 22nd June
Our weekly round-up of news and comment from around the clubs.

Midweek Championship News Wednesday 20th June
Midweek round-up of news and comment from around the clubs, local and national media

David Lyons Signs
6' 6" lock David Lyons is an experienced performer who joins from Moseley

RFU Championship News Friday 15th June
Our weekly round-up of news and comment from around the clubs.

RFU Championship News Friday 8th June 2012
Our weekly round-up of news and comment from around the clubs

New Sponsors Welcomde Aboard
WE are delighted to welcome Kellys Ice Cream, Newquay Airport and OPED UK ltd to our growing crew of sponsors.

May 2012

Squad Latest
Latest information on the Cornish Pirates squad for next season:-

RGRE Responds
Alec Robertson's Statement On The Stadium. RGRE Responds.

RFU Championship News Friday 25th May
Round-up of news and comment from around the clubs.

First New Faces For 2012-13
The first new faces joining for next season.

Gavin Cattle Carries The Torch
Being a torchbearer on the first day of the Olympic Torch Relay

Gavin Cattle - Olympic Torchbearer
Gavin Cattle, will be an Olympic Torchbearer this weekend

RFU Championship News
MP tables Early Day Motion in support of London Welsh

Praise For CPSC At Raffle Draw
The Cornish Pirates Supporters Club has done a wonderful job

Cornish Pirates Learning Zone News Update
Player visits to the Zone

Stadium Vote: Statement From Dicky Evans

Talented Trio Put Pen To Paper
Further player news is likely to be released in the next week or so

RFU Championship News Friday 11th
2nd Semi-Finals Previews, plus news and comment from the clubs

Annual Awards 2012

RFU Championship News Friday 4th
1st Semi-Finals Previews, plus news and comment from the clubs

2nd Batch Re-Sign
Pirates Confirm A Second Batch Of Re-Signs

April 2012

First Batch Of Players Re-Signed

Gordon Steps Down From The Gantry

4 Pirates In RFU Championship Dream Team

RFU Championship Round 6 play-Off Preview

Rob Cook Makes 100th Appearance

Presentations To Chris Stirling

RFU Championship Round 5 play-Off Preview

'Stirlo' - A Small Tribute To A Special Bloke

Dave Ward to join Harlequins 

Chris Stirling A Professional In Every Respect

Sponsor Is Model Of The Year Winner

Penwith College student interviews

Centre Drew Locke signs for Gloucester

March 2012

RFU Championship Round 4 play-Off Preview

St. Hilary School Rugby Coaching

RFU Championship Round 3 play-Off Preview

700lb Marlin Caught At Hemingways

RFU Championship Round 2 play-Off Preview

St. Just Primary School Project

RFU Championship Round 1 play-Off Preview

Humphry Davy School App Club

RFU Championship Play off News

Pirates finish third in Stage 1

February 2012

Sam and Luke leading roles for England U20s

RFU Championship Round 22 Preview

Penzance Amateur Boxing Club Awards

RFU Championship Round 21 Preview

Students from Nancealverne School At Zone

RFU Championship Round 20 latest

Students Awards Evening At Clubhouse

Heart Testing

Gavin Cattle selected as Olympic Torchbearer

RFU Championship Round 20 Re-Arranged Dates

January 2012

New British Heart Foundation Initiative

RFU Championship Round 19 Preview

RFU Championship Midweek News

British & Irish Cup Qtr Finals Preview

RFU Championship Round 18 Preview

Blair Cowan has signed for Worcester

RFU Championship Round 17 Preview

Plymouth Albion Statement

December 2011

RFU Championship Round 16 Preview

Christmas And New Year Message

Two Sets Of Brothers In Opposition

RFU Championship Round 15 Preview

BI Cup Quarter Final Draw

British & Irish Cup Round 4  Preview

The Pirates, The Stadium And Next 2 Years

Stadium - RGRE Statement

Stadium - Release From The Working Group

RFU Championship Round 14 Preview

Ryan Westren joins London Scottish

Ben & Carl With Mayor To Light Up Penzance

RFU Championship Round 13 Preview

November 2011

Learning Zone's Graduation Evening

Myles Dorrian at the Mennaye Field on loan

RFU Championship Round 12 Preview

Children In Need

'Carps' Inducted Into IRB's Hall Of Fame

Pirates World Record Confirmed

RFU Championship Round 11 Preview

Pirates & Home Park

Outline Planning For Stadium Approved

McAtee/Westren loan to Redruth and CABs

Backing To Service Families Support Group

Tom Cooper Dines At Bodriggy Academy

Chris Morgan Has Cause For Celebration

A Lesson To Learn From The Round Ball Code

Wooden Spoon Yearbook Features Pirates

RFU Championship Round 10 Preview

Matt Evans Arrives

Statement by RFU Board of Directors

October 2011

RFU Championship Round 9 Preview

Jonny Bentley and Ben Maidment At The Zone

Matt Evans will join in November

RFU Championship Round 8 Preview

Ian Nimmo Cycles In Support Of St. Mary's

Andrew Suniula has arrived in Cornwall

Tom Kessell At Penpol School 

Cornish Pirates Statement On Press Articles

Crusoe At H4C

RFU Championship Round 7 Preview

CP Supporters Club Roll Up Their Sleeves

The Pirates have been busy in the Community

RFU Championship Round 6 Preview

Aaron Penberthy U20s Player of the Year

RFU Championship Midweek News 5th

September 2011

RFU Championship Round 5 Preview

Alan Paver can be loaned to Exeter Chiefs

6 Cornish players registered for B&I Cup

Players at Cornwall Food and Drink Festival

Website Moves To The ‘Cloud’

SKY to expand Championship coverage

Sky TV's Bill Latham visited the Mennaye Field

Aaron Penberthy has signed for the club

RFU Championship Friday Round 3 Preview 16th

August 2011

The Ospreys rugby squad in Cornwall

RFU Championship 2011/12 launch 

Mike and Ian support the 'Swim for Logan'

Wints & Co Raise Over £100,000

RFU Championship Friday News Round Up 5th

Mike Myerscough CPLZ Reading Champion

'O2' Summer Touch Rugby at St. Just

Stand and Terracing upgraded 

Players & Staff Barbecue

New faces in the physiotherapy department

July 2011

Furry Youth Cafe

RFU Championship Friday 29th News Round Up

Dual Registered Players Training With The Squad

Sam Betty Signs For Worcester Warriors

Charlie Walker-Blair Joins On D/R Agreement

RFU Championship Friday 22nd News Round Up

Penair School Visit Pirates Training Base

A Year With The Medical Team

RFU Championship News Round Up Friday 15th

Rhodri McAtee coach of 'Social Vibe Pups'

Cookie Helps Guide St. Just To Victory

Simon Raynes And Humphry Davy Students

Wes & Ryan Attend Mounts Bay School's Sports Awards

RFU Championship Friday Round Up 8th

Rhodri Supports Local Primary Schools

Phil Burgess' Time In Paradise

RFU Championship Friday Round Up 1st