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2016/17 Season


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  • The 2017 Annual Awards & Dinner

    The 2017 Annual Awards & Dinner

    Monday 24th April 2017

    The 2016/17rugbyyear ended on a high in a packed entertainment marquee at the Mennaye for the annual End of Season Awards Dinner..

  • Pirates Head to Chiefs Country

    Pirates Head to Chiefs Country

    Thursday 20th April 2017

    For Cornish Pirates’ Coaches Gavin Cattle and Alan Paver, Club Captain Chris Morgan, and General Manager Tom Magill, an exciting opportunity ....

  • Best Wishes & Go Well - A Great Five !!

    5 Move On

    Tuesday 18th April 2017

    Big thanks and best wishes to departing players Jack Arnott, Luke Chapman, Alex Dancer, Jake Parker and Edd Pascoe, go well on your new paths,

  • Beukeboom, Evans, Bolwell, Stevens & Bartlett Commit

    5 More Commit

    Friday 14th April 2017

    In a perfect start to the Easter Weekend, five more players have made the commitment to stay with the Cornish Pirates for next season...

  • Stadium Breakthrough Thanks

    Stadium Breakthrough Thanks

    Tuesday 11th April 2017

    Following the announcement of the Breakthrough Deal to share the Stadium for Cornwall, the Cornish Pirates would like to thank everyone for their hard ..

  • Breakthrough Deal To Share Stadium For Cornwall

    Deal To Share Stadium

    Tuesday 11th 2017

    The Cornish Pirates and Truro and Penwith College have announced that they are joining forces with Truro City Football Club and the club’s developer ...

  • Frank Seeks Fresh Challenge

    Frank Seeks Fresh Challenge

    Wednesday 5th April 2017

    After six years with the Cornish Pirates Francis Sanderson, our lead Strength and Conditioning Coach, is moving on to seek fresh challenges.

  • Tom Duncan Is February 'Tribute' Player Of The Month

    Tom Duncan Tribute' POTM

    Tuesday 4th April 2017

    Cornish Pirates' back-rower Tom Duncan has been voted February's St. Austell Brewery 'Tribute' Player of the Month.

  • O'Meara, Day & Channon Re-Sign + Lock Freeman Joins

    3 Re-Sign, Lock Freeman Joins

    Friday 31st March

    The month of March ends on a high as 3 more of the current squad sign re-sign and experienced lock Toby Freeman returns home to Cornwall

  • Toy Appeal Collection

    Toy Appeal Collection

    Thursday 30th  March 2017

    A match day collection held at Sunday's Cornish Pirates versus Doncaster Knights game raised £411-54 for a very worthy cause.

  • Biscovey Academy and St. Mewan School Match Day Experience

    Biscovey & St. Mewan Schools

    Wednesday 28th March 2017

    Players from Biscovey Academy and St. Mewan School had a great time at the Mennaye on Sunday for their Cornish Pirates Match Day Experience

  • Moyle, Pope & May Sign Aboard For Another Year

    Moyle, Pope & May Re-Sign

    Thursday 16th March

    Yet more ink drying on the paper at the Pirates as 3 influential backs: Kyle Moyle, Mike Pope & Laurence May sign aboard for another season..

  • Benbow's Toy Appeal

    Benbow's Toy Appeal

    Tuesday 14th  March 2017

    The Cornish Pirates rugby team are teaming up with staff from Royal Cornwall Hospital (RCHT) to run a toy appeal for the Clinical Imaging department.

  • Penryn Schools Tag Rugby Festival

    Penryn Schools Tag Festival

    Thursday 9th March 2017

    The Penryn Primary Schools Tag Rugby Festival last Friday was the successful culmination of a programme provided by the Cornish Pirates.

  • Pauly, Jack & Cargs Sign Aboard For Two More Years

    Pauly, Jack & Cargs Re-Sign

    Wednesday 8th March

    3 more key members - the Andrews brothers & Will Cargill - have signed aboard for a further 2 years.

  • Pirates & Redruth Juniors Match Day Experience

    Pirates U9 & Redruth U8 Matchday

    Tuesday 7th March 2017

    Players from the Pirates under 9s and Redruth under 8s had a great time at the Mennaye on their Cornish Pirates Match Day Experience

  • Penwith Schools Tag Rugby Festival

    Penwith Schools Tag Festival

    Thursday 2nd March 2017

    The Penwith Schools Tag Rugby Programme - organised through the Cornish Pirates - concluded with a hugely successful Tag Rugby Festival.

  • Tom Cowan Dickie Returns

    Tom Cowan Dickie Returns

    Wednesday 1st March 2017

    Local boy Tom Cowan-Dickie will be returning to the Cornish Pirates having signed a one year contract. The talented 25-year-old can play hooker or prop.

  • Tom Duncan, Nico De Battista and Toby May Sign New Contracts

    Tom, Nico & Toby Re-Sign

    Thursday 23rd February 2017

    In a further sign of squad continuity at the Cornish Pirates, 3 more influential players; Tom Duncan, Nico De Battista and Toby May have re-signed

  • Rob Elloway To Retire From Professional Rugby

    Rob To Retire From Pro Rugby

    Wednesday 22nd February 2017

    Hooker Rob Elloway, one of our longest serving and most popular players, has decided to retire from prol rugby and spend more time with his growing family

  • Rainbow Laces: Making Sport Everyone's Game

    Supporting Rainbow Laces

    Tuesday 14th February 2017

    We are proud to be supporting the Rainbow Laces campaign at our home game with Rotherham: making sport everyone's game with no exceptions.

  • Christian Judge Signs Aboard

    Christian Judge Signs Aboard

    Friday 10th February 2017

    WE are very pleased to announce our first new player signing for next season as Cornish prop Christian Judge signs from Bedford Blues.

  • Alex Cheesman and Chris Morgan - 2 More Years

    2 More For Cheese & Morgs

    Wednesday 1st February 2017

    February starts on a high at the Pirates as flanker Alex Cheesman and Skipper Chris Morgan both extend their commitment for another two years.

  • Dan Lee & Marlen Walker - Sign For 2 More Years

    Dan & Marlen - Sign For 2 More

    Friday 27th January 2017

    We are very pleased to announce the first player signings for next season as Dan Lee and Marlen Walker have put pen to paper for another 2 years.

  • Community Diary: December/January

    Community Diary: Dec/January

    Thursday 26th January 2017

    The Cornish Pirates have continued to be out & about across Cornwall to support a range of community activities,

  • Cornish Pirates Prop Tyler Gendall Called To Harlequins

    Tyler Gendall Called To Quins

    Wednesday 25th January 2017

    Prop Tyler Gendall, a product of the Cornish Pirates Player Development Foundation, has been signed by Harlequins for the rest of this season..

  • British & Irish Cup Quarter Finals

    British & Irish Cup Quarter Finals

    Tuesday 24th January 2017

    Yesterday's draw for the B&I Cup quarter finals is a popular one with Cornish Pirates followers as it sees us taking another trip across the channel to Jersey..

  • Alan Paver & Gavin Cattle Sign New 2 Year Contracts

    Alan & Gavin Sign New Contracts

    Wednesday 18th January 2017

    Coaching duo Gavin Cattle and Alan Paver have signed new 2-year contracts with the Cornish Pirates to the end of May 2019.

  • Championship Tales: Marlen Walker

    Championship Tales: Marlen

    Friday 6th  January 2017

    Emerging from the same Auckland school as Sonny Bill Williams, Steven Luatua and legendary All Black Bryan Williams, Marlen Walker comes from ..

  • Penryn U10s Match Day Experience

    Penryn U10's Match Day

    Wednesday 4th January 2017

    Players from Penryn U10s had a great time at the Mennaye on New Year's Eve when their Cornish Pirates Match Day Experience coincided with ...

  • A Happy New Year to One and All

    A Happy New Year to One and All

    Sunday 1st Jnauary 2017

    This Message From CEO Peter Child & The Board was first published in yesterday's New Years Eve match programme:

  • Xmas Lunch At The Logan Rock Inn

    Xmas Lunch At The Logan Rock

    Wednesday 21st December 2016

    Thanks to Anita, Peter and Nick George plus the staff at the Logan Rock Inn, the boys were treated to an ‘Awesome’ Christmas lunch yesterday.

  • Kernow Young Carers - Christmas Update

    Kernow Young Carers Update

    Wednesday 21st December 2016

    The players have been busy supporting their chosen charity Kernow Young Carers, a service that supports over 850 young carers in Cornwal.

  • Colin Groves On The Pirates, Stadium & Sexy Rugby

    Colin Groves - Sexy Rugby

    Wednesday 14th December 2016

    Cornish Pirates director Colin Groves talks about 15,000 crowds and playing 'sexy' rugby in the Premiership..

  • Tag Rugby Coaching At Pensans School

    Tag Coaching At Pensans School

    Tuesday 13th December 2016

    As part of the ‘Penwith Primary Tag Rugby Programme’, the Cornish Pirates are providing quality coaching to six local Primary Schools..

  • Support for Porthleven's Great Baulk Auction

    Fishermen's Mission Auction

    Thursday 8th  December 2016

    Contacted recently by Julian Waring from The Fishermen's Mission, the Cornish Pirates immediately responded to a request to ask squad ...

  • A Night At The Rink With Kernow Young Carers

    A Night At The Rink

    Tuesday 6th December 2016

    A number of players were at the Roller Rink on Saturday with Sam Teasdale, to join in the fun of a break for carers from Kernow Young Carers.

  • Pride For Chris Morgan On His 200th Appearance

    Pride For Morg's On His 200th

    Wednesday 23rd November 2016

    “I felt very proud and it was brilliant that my family were here and I was able to run out holding my two young sons, Alex and James.”

  • Pirates U8s Match Day Experience

    Pirates U8s Match Day Experience

    Wednesday 24th November 2016

    The Pirates under 8s formed the Guard of Honour and provided a half-time exhibition of mini-rugby at the Cornish Pirates versus London Irish game.

  • £591 Collected for the PDF

    £591 Collected for the PDF

    Wednesday 24th November 2016

    A big thank-you is due to David Muirhead and his fellow ‘Cadgwith Singer’ collectors, who shook buckets about the Mennaye Field on Saturday

  • Message From New Zealand: Waikito Update

    Waikato Update

    Tuesday 21st November 2016

    Considerable activity has taken place since the establishment of a new board and the growing relationship with the Chiefs and Waikato Rugby.

  • Cornish Pirates Support The Bee Plan For Cornwall

    Pirates Support The Bee Plan

    Tuesday 21st November 2016

    We welcomed Friends of the Earth to the Mennaye yesterday to show support to the ‘The Bee Cause’ and the campaign for a BEE PLAN for Cornwall.

  • Cornish Pirates at Future Careers Event

    Pirates at Future Careers Event

    Thursday 17th November 2016

    Community Engagement Manager Sam Teasdale and flanker Matt Bolwell were on hand to provide inspiration & advice at the Future Careers Event

  • Pirates Back Citizens Advice Keep Warm This Winter'

    We're Backing CAB's Keep Warm

    Monday 31st October 2016

    WE are backing a campaign launched by Citizens Advice Cornwall to help people in rural areas save money on their energy bills this winter.

  • Sam Teasdale - Community Engagement Manager

    Community Engagement Manager

    Tuesday 18th October 2016

    WE are delighted to confirm the appointment of Sam Teasdale as the our new Community Engagement Manager..

  • Josh & Ollie Earn England Under-20 Call

    Josh & Ollie England U20 Call

    Monday 17th October 2016

    Two Cornish Pirates players, lock Josh Caulfield and prop Ollie Dawe, have been selected to join the England under 20 Elite Player Squad..

  • Terry Lander's Visit To The Cornish Pirates

    What's It Like?

    Wednesday 13th October 2016

    I decided to correct my serial non-attendance by watching the Cornish Pirates play Yorkshire Carnegie on a fresh and glorious Sunday in October.

  • 'Deep Disappointment' Over Legal Challenge To Stadium Scheme

    Legal Challenge - Disappointment

    Tuesday 11th October  2016

    Backers of a development on the edge of Truro that will fund the Stadium for Cornwall are 'deeply disappointed' that the scheme is challenged in the...

  • Chris Stirling Our Coaching Guru

    Chris Stirling Our Coaching Guru

    Thursday 6th October 2016

    Chris Stirling is over from New Zealand this week for stage two of the plan to aid the professional coaching development of Gavin Cattle & Alan Paver.

  • 2016/17 Playing Kit Revealed

    2016/17 Playing Kit Revealed

    Wednesday 5th October 2016

    The new playing kit was unveiled at a photo shoot yesterday, with captain Chris Morgan and vice-captain Matt Evans modelling the new look

  • Pirates U7s Match Day Experience

    Pirates U7s Match Day Experience

    Wednesday 28th  September 2016

    layers from the Pirates under 7s thoroughly enjoyed their Cornish Pirates Match Day Experience when we played London Welsh last Sunday.

  • Paul Durkin Appointed Chairman

    Paul Durkin Appointed Chairman

    Thursday 22nd  September 2016

    The newly formed Board have wasted no time in appointing Paul Durkin as Chairman of the Cornish Pirates. Paul brings a wealth of experience ....

  • Pirates Secure New Investment And Exciting New Future

    New Investment & Exciting Future

    Thursday 22nd  September 2016

    The Cornish Pirates are set to sign an international deal that will trigger immediate investment in the club and lead to a potential tie-up with one of New Zealand’s top rugby organisations.

  • Kernow Young Carers - Our Chosen Charity

    We Chose Kernow Young Carers

    Friday 16th  September 2016

    We are delighted to announce that ‘KYC’ Kernow Young Carers have been selected by the players as our Chosen Charity for the 2016/17 season.

  • Ollie Dawe Joins On DR With Bristol Rugby

    Ollie Dawe Joins / DR With Bristol

    Friday 16th  September 2016

    Talented young prop forward Ollie Dawe – a stand out performer for Plymouth Albion last season - has joined us on a DR agreement with Bristol Rugby.

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