News Archive 2011/12

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News Archive 2012 - 2013

  • CP 7s Team Make Surf 7s Final

    CP 7s Team Make Surf 7s Final

    Sunday 30th June

    Congratulations to the Cornish Pirates Cornwall Select team that competed in the Men's Elite Event at the Newquay Surf Sevens on Saturday..

  • British & Irish Cup Fixtures

    British & Irish Cup Fixtures

    Saturday 29 Junel 2013

    The 2013-14 British & Irish Cup fixtures have been unveiled with the Pirates drawn in Pool 6 with Ulster Ravens, Ayr and Jersey.

  • Greene King IPA Confirmed As First Title Partner

    First Title Partner

    Wednesday 26th June

    Greene King IPA is today confirmed as the first title partner of the RFU Championship, the second tier of professional rugby in England, consolidating its.......

 

June 2013

Pirates At Humphry Davy's Féte
Laurie McGlone and Tom Duncan were at Humphry Davy School's Charity Fete

Jonny Bentley To Gloucester
Jonny Bentley has signed for Premiership side Gloucester

Coles Leads In The Community
New Community Manager James Coles is leading a re-vitalised community strateg

James Sandford's Off Season !!
Whilst most players were relaxing during their off season break, James Sandford...

Squad Reports For Training
The Mennaye Field was buzzing this morning, as players old and new arrived back

Alberto di Bernardo's Italy Debut
Former Pirate Alberto Di Bernardo, now playing for Treviso, will make his debut for Italy

Pirates On International Stage
Eight current or former Pirates are making an impact on the International stage this mont

Pirates Go Skating
Miss England finalist Amy Crosby was hoisted by three Cornish Pirates at the launch

Max Maidment Signs
Prop forward Max Maidment is the latest addition to the Cornish Pirates squad.

Paver's All Stars 52 Cornwall 26
An afternoon to savour then; as legions of players that give hope for the future and warm memories of the near past

May 2013

Strategic Appointments
Preparations for an exciting new chapter for the Cornish Pirates, both on and off the field

RNLI 40 Fire Service 35
Penlee Lifeboat coxswain Patrick Harvey and fireman James Trezise skippered the sides

All Hands To Twickenham
Washing machines across Cornwall, and further afield, have been in full spin this week

Cup & Championship 17th May
British & Irish Cup Final, Teams & Previews + RFU Championship News

Support The Boys In Twickers Bid
All roads lead to Camborne Rec on Saturday when Cornwall take on Hertfordshire

Rugby At The Mennaye In May
RNLI v Penzance Fire 25th May Alan Paver Select XV v Cornwall XV Sunday 2nd June

Championship News 10th May
Semi Final 2nd Legs Teams & Previews Plus news and comment

Pirates At St. Just ABA Event
Players Laurie McGlone and Junior Fatialofa were at St Just ABA to present awards

Second-Row Signings
James Sandford  from London Irish, and Will Graulich from Gloucester 

Championship News 3rd May
Semi Finals Teams & Previews. Plus news and comment from around the club

Players Combine Study & Training
New venture by Pirates, Chiefs and Truro College enables gifted Cornish rugby players to combine study and training

April 2013

Community Diary April 30th

Craig Holland Signs
Craig Holland a full-back/wing from Loughborough Stude

British & Irish Cup Restructure
The British & Irish Cup will undergo a revision to the current structure for the 2013-14 season

Pirates Coaching Cornwall
Prop Alan Paver and scrum-half Gavin Cattle, have joined Cornwall's coaching team

Cup & Championship 26th April
British & Irish Cup Semi Finals, Teams & Previews + RFU Championship News.

Jack Andrew Signs
Cornishman Jack, aged 22, arrives from Plymouth Albion, having previously played for Exeter Chiefs and the Cornish All Blacks

Josh Lewsey Meets The Media
The media were out in force yesterday to hear the clubs CEO and Performance Director, Josh Lewsey, outline his vision of an exciting future for the Pirate

Four More Sign
They include a lock forward, two back-rowers and a centre.

Cornish Pirates Awards 2013
The end of season award presentations

Championship News 19th April
Round 22 Teams & Previews Plus news and comment from around the clubs

Pirates & Jersey To Make History
RFU Championship in association will stream Cornish Pirates v Jersey live on Twitter

Championship News 12th April
Round 21 Teams & Previews Plus news and comment from around the clubs

Pirates & Jersey To Make History
RFU Championship in association will stream the Pirates v Jersey live on Twitter

More On The Next Few Years
We have now moved this forward and with Josh now hands on down on the ground the latest plans include the following:

Message To Supporters
It is an honour to address you for the first time as the new CEO and Performance Director

March 2013

Championship News 29th March
Round 20 Teams & Previews Plus news and comment from around the clubs

Vote To See Pirates Make History
RFU Championship in association with Rugby Paper will stream live on Twitter

Championship News 29th March
Round 20Teams & Previews Plus news and comment from around the clubs

Vote To See Pirates Make History
Aa first in rugby worldwide, the RFU Championship will stream live on Twitter one of the

Joe Mbu's Epic Challenge
The Cornish Pirates and mascot Captain Benbow will be at Lands End on Friday morning

Paul Expects to Play 100th Gam
Paul Andrew is expected to make his 100th appearance fagainst Bedford Blues

Championship News 22nd March
Round 19 Teams & Previews Plus news and comment from around the clubs

Bodriggy Students At The Zone
Bodriggy Academy students have recently been at the Cornish Pirates Learning Zone

Paul Andrew To Worcester
aul Andrew will be leaving at the end of the season to join Premiership side Worcester Warrior

Players 6 Nations Success
Four players associated with the Cornish Pirates were in the England Under 20s team

Community Diary
Supporting the Learning Zone and busy at various locations

Championship News 15th March
Re-arranged Fixtures, Teams & Previews. Plus news and comment from around the clubs

Wales v England Preview
BBC Radio Cornwall's Debbie McCrory and James Churchfield were at the Mennaye Field

Josh Lewsey To Cornish Pirates
Josh Lewsey who will be working as our Acting Ceo/Performance Director

Evening With Ian & Harvey
Coaches Ian Davies and Harvey Biljon provided an informative and eye opening evening

Rod Coward Ceo To A New Role
Rod Coward is stepping to one side at the end of this month as CEO of the Pirate

Championship News 8th March
Round 18 Teams & Previews. Plus news and comment from around the cl

Championship News 1st March
Round 17 Teams & Previews. Plus news and comment from around the clubs

Cook & Devoto Sign For Pirates
Two more players, a scrum-half and a utility back have signed on dual-registration

February 2013

Will Tanner Signs For Pirates
Hooker Will Tanner has signed for the Cornish Pirates on a dual-registration agreement with Bath Rugby

Home Quarter Final
We look forward to welcoming Munster to the Mennaye Field on April the 7th

KO Change For Big Screen Action
The Kick off for the Moseley game on March the 10th is now 1:15pm

Pirates And Reds Joint Ticket Deal
Cornish Pirates season ticket holders and Redruth RFC members to get special ticket prices at each other's home games..

RFU Championship News 15th Feb
Round 16 Teams & Previews. Plus news and comment from around the clubs

Vote For Jack
Jack Nowell from Newlyn, is battling it out to be LV= Cup Breakthrough Player of the Year

KO Change For Big Screen Action
The Kick off for the Moseley game has changed o show England v Italy (KO 3pm)

Pirates And Reds Joint Ticket Deal
Pirates season ticket holders and Redruth members to get special ticket prices

RFU Championship News 15th Feb
Round 16 Teams & Previews Plus news and comment

Vote For Jack
Jack Nowell from Newlyn, is battling it out this season's LV= Cup Breakthrough Player

RFU Championship News 8th Feb
Round 15 Teams & Previews Plus news and comment

Nottingham v Pirates – On Sky TV
The away game with Nottingham on Sunday 14th April will be shown live on Sky Sports

Wing Ashley Smith Signs
Ashley Smith has signed a contract today that will see him join the Cornish Pirates on loan

Sam Aids England's Winning Star
Sam Hill played for England under 20s in their 15-6 win against Scotland

Kyle Marriott Gives Masterclass
Kyle Marriott was at the Camborne Science and International Academy

Championship And Cup News
Teams & Previews Plus news and comment from around the clubs and the papers

January 2013

Sam Hill Chosen For England U20s
Centre Sam Hill has been named at inside centre in England's team to take on Scotland

Alan Paver's Upcoming 300th
Prop Alan Paver is set to make his 300th appearance for the Pirates

Laurie Presents Awards
Laurie McGlone presented awards to Newlyn School students

RFU Championship Midweek
News and comment from around the clubs, national and local media

Steve's Flying The Flag Again
During January, Steve has led a climb to the top of Volcan Nevado Ojos Del Salado, in Chil

New Falcons Date
Newcastle Falcons v Cornish Pirates will now take place on Saturday 23rd Feb, KO 7pm.

RFU Championship News 25th Jan
The away match with Leeds on Sunday 3rd March will now be played at Cross Green, Otley..

Newcastle v Pirates Postponed
Despite the best efforts of the ground staff and an army of volunteers.

Aaron At Trewirgie School
At Trewirgie Junior School in Redruth to help kick start their Spring Project.

British & Irish Cup Round 6
Round 6 Preview all the latest team news and comment from around the clubs

RFU Championship News 17th Jan
Midweek news and comment from around the clubs and what the papers say.

Recycle Your Rugby & Cricket Kit
The Cornish Pirates have agreed to be a drop off point for surplus kit,

British & Irish Cup Round 5
Round 5 Preview all the latest team news and comment from around the clubs

RFU Championship News 10th Jan
Midweek news and comment from around the clubs and what the papers say.

RFU Championship News 4th Jan
Round 13 Teams & Previews Plus news and comment from around the clubs

Suspended For Four Weeks
Alan Paver has been suspended by the Club for four weeks from the 1st January.

Players Xmas Sponsors Visit
Players visited their sponsors with a Pirates pressie and a Merry Christmas message.

December 2012

RFU Championship News 21st
Round 12 Teams & Previews

Squad's Christmas Dinner
The squad enjoyed a sumptuous Christmas dinner at the Logan Rock Inn

Soloman Browne Never Forgotten
Solomon Browne. The Penlee Lifeboat Disaster. 19th December 1981.

Message From The Board
This announcement is to provide some clarity as to future plans.

Lozza's 100th Appearance
Laurie McGlone e makes his 100th appearance for the club on Saturday

A Boy George For Gary & Laura
Congratulations to Gary Johnson and wife Laura on the birth of their baby son.

British & Irish Cup Round 4
Round 4 Preview all the latest team news and comment from around the clubs

RFU Championship Midweek Thursday 13th December 2012

Santas Raise £600
£600 was raised for Cornwall Hospice Care.

School Band At The Mennaye
The Humphry Davy School's brass band was in fine tune at the Mennaye Field on Sunday

Moyle Returns To The Mennaye
Kyle Moyle, a product of PZ&N's RFC's youth section has signed for the Cornish Pirates.

British & Irish Cup Round 3
Round 3 Preview all the latest team news and comment from around the clubs

RFU Championship Midweek
Midweek news and comment from around the clubs and what the papers say

Reds Duo Contracted
Owen Hambly and back-rower Tom Duncan, have signed contracts with the Cornish Pirates.

Switch On' Pirates
Alan Paver and Laurie McGlone at Penzance Christmas Lights Festival..

Major V Minor
Young rugby players from St. Columb-Major Academy and St. Columb-Minor Academy

Stalwart 'Bez' Has Passed Away
Dave 'Bez' Berryman passed away on Friday night, aged 71

November 2012

James Tyas Joins The Pirates
Back-rower James Tyas has joined the club this week on dual-registration from Bath Rugby.

RFU Championship News
Round 10 Teams & Previews Plus news and comment from around the clubs and what the papers say.

RFU Championship XV line-up
Head Coach Mike Rayer, along with assistant coaches Ian Davies and Diccon Edwards, has confirmed his starting line-up to face the Maori All Blacks on Saturday.

Cattle Championship XV Skipper
Cornish Pirates' skipper Gavin Cattle has been chosen to lead the RFU Championship XV into battle against the Maori All Blacks on Saturday.

3 Pirates In Championship XV
Three Cornish Pirates have been chosen in the squad for next Saturday's RFU Championship XV match versus the Maori All Blacks.

RFU Championship News
Round 9 Teams & Previews. Plus news and comment from around the clubs and what the papers say

Pre-Match Tribute £2.50 A Pint
Warm up pre-match with Tribute Ale at only £2.50 a pint

Growing A Beard For 'Bez'
It's actually moustaches in this month of 'Mo-vember' in support of Dave 'Bez' Berryman

Fireworks Night Support
Members of the squad crossed the road to the Magpies Club on Monday evenin

RFU Championship News Friday 2nd
Round 8 Teams & Previews. Plus news and comment

RFU Lead Up And Legacy Plans
The Rugby Football Union (RFU) today announced its participation legacy plan

Trewirgie Have A Fantastic Time
Following participation playing in an exhibition game of tag rugby during the half-time

October 2012

Armed Forces Ticket Offer
Armed forces personnel & British Legion ticket deal for the match on 11th November

Pirates Recover In The Surf
the squad headed west for their post match recovery in the surf at Sennen. T

Support For White Gold Cornwall
Adam Clayton and Jonny Bentley attended the 'White Gold Cornwall' launch

Stand Up To Cancer Campaign
A collection at half-time and on the exit gates helped raise £419-29

Learning Zone Tryline Sessions
Students attending the Tryline sessions at the Cornish Pirates Learning Zone have been interviewing members of the Cornish Pirates squad.

Best Wishes To 'Morgs'
Best wishes to Chris Morgan for a speedy recovery after he broke an arm in the opening minutes of Sunday's match against Carmarthen Quins

British & Irish Cup Round 1
Round 5 Teams & Previews. Plus news and comment from around the clubs

JJ Kilmartin & Rob Coote Sign
Full-back/wing Jamie-John Kilmartin has been signed on a dual-registration agreement with Bath Rugby

New Sponsor: 3663
3663 look to offer both businesses and individuals locally produced food, from catering equipment and supplies to food and drink for your Christmas party!

Pirates Prove Worth At Highest
Ward is one of 14 former Pirates players currently operating in either the Premiership or RaboDirect Pro 12.

Carmarthen Cup Game Only £10
Sue Read, the Ticket Office Manager, confirms that the tickets are just £10 for adults

September 2012

Twins For Ben Prescott
Congratulations to Ben Prescott and his wife Kirsty on the arrival of their twin sons

Junior Poluleuligaga On Loan
Following Gavin Cattle's injury, the Pirates have reacted quickly to arrange scrum-half

RFU Championship Friday 28th
Round 5 Teams & Previews. Plus news and comment

End Polio Now Campaign
Helen Glover took time out from her busy schedule to meet up with star players

Ian Joins RFU Championship XV
Head coach Ian Davies has accepted the role of assistant coach of the RFU Championship XV

New Sponsor: The Dock Inn
The Dock Inn on board as sponsor of Peter Joyce and Jack Yeandle

Coaching Given College Students
Following Cornish Pirates players Ben Maidment and Ryan Storer having coached

Ben Mercer Signs
Ben Mercer aged 25, a try-scoring centre/wing, has put pen to paper to join the squad

RFU Championship Friday 21st
Round 2 Teams & Previews. Plus news and comment

Human Race' Festival Of Sport
The Pirates were main participants at last weekend's first ever 'Human Race' Festival...

Hooker Jack Yeandle Signs
The squad has been further strengthened today with the signing of hooker Jack Yeandle.

Flying The Pirates Flag
The exploits of Pirates match day steward Steve Pinfield, expedition leader......

Wayne's Epic Bike Ride
Wayne Davey who has also played for the Pirates in the past, is at it again!

Peter Joyce Joins The Pirates
Prop forward Peter Joyce has now joined the Cornish Pirates on a full-time contract..

RFU Championship Friday 7th
Round 2 Teams & Previews. Plus news and comment from around the clubs

August 2012

Jack & Sam Get England U20 Call
Pirates duo Jack Nowell and Sam Hill have been included in the England U20s squad.

Know Your Players: Darren Semmens
Darren a well-known local player, first played for St. Just and then the Pirates from U10.

RFU Championship Friday 31st

Jersey Travelling Fans Info

RFU Championship Midweek 29th
Midweek news and comment from around the clubs and what the papers say

Know Your Players: Tom Riley
Tom's wiry physique leads him to rely on his pace and agility to make yards for his team.

RFU Championship Friday 24th
Pre-season match previews, plus news and comment

Jersey Ticket Update

RFU Championship Launch 2012
The RFU Championship launch took place at Twickenham on Tuesday

RFU Championship News Friday 17th
Pre-season match previews, plus news and comment from around the clubs

Know Your Players Tom Bedford
Tom signed his first professional contract with Exeter Chiefs at just 17.

RFU Championship Needs You
The RFU Championship supporters survey

Gavin Named As Skipper
This will be the affable Welshman's sixth season as skipper

RFU Championship News Friday 10th
Pre-Season match previews plus news and comment from around the clubs

Training With Redruth
Players from the Pirates and Redruth met for a valuable pre-season training session.

Meet The Players Night 2012
Pirates followers turned up to watch the squad training and meet the new signings.

New Shirt Sponsor: Inox Group
We welcome Inox on board as a new major sponsor and value their commitment to support us in our quest for Premiership Rugby.

New Sponsor: Shoe Library
Shoe Library is part of a new wave of dynamic Cornish companies.

Championship News Round-Up Friday 3rd

Helen Wins Britain's First Gold
Congratulations to local girl Helen Glover for winning Great Britain's first 2012 gold.

Zone's Presentation Evening
Grant Pointer and Ben Prescott attended theLearning Zone's presentation evening

Know Your Players: Darren Barry
Darren played his first A league game for Bristol aged  just 1

July 2012

Bristol Away, Kick Off Change
The fixture will now take place on Sunday 16th September kick off 3.15pm.

Training With The Penlee Lifeboat
A training exercise was deviously planned to benefit both the lifeboat crew and the Pirate

RFU Championship News Friday 27th

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

Dual Registered Stars Sign
Three of the South West's rising stars have signed for the club on dual-registration.

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
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.

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