Confirming the first of their re-signs and new arrivals for next season, the Cornish Pirates can confirm that prop forwards Jack Andrew and Marlen Walker have signed new deals with the club, whilst hooker Will Crane will join from Hartpury.
With reference to this Saturday’s important 1st Leg quarter-final encounter in the Championship Cup at home against Bedford Blues – kick-off at 2.30pm - the following information is hopefully of use for supporters.
It has been officially confirmed that the Cornish Pirates will play Bedford Blues in the quarter-final of the Championship Cup. In the 1st Leg the Pirates will welcome the Blues to the Mennaye Field this Saturday 30th April (ko 2.30pm), whilst the 2nd Leg is scheduled to be played away at Bedford on Saturday 7th May (ko 3pm).
Nearing the end what has been a successful season, one in which they not only finished third in the RFU Championship but also for the time ever kept an unbeaten home record in the league, the Cornish Pirates held their Dinner & Awards Evening on Sunday evening.
League fixtures completed, the start date for The Championship Cup is this coming weekend. The draw, which took place in February, was based on the standings from Round 17, when as table-leaders Ealing Trailfinders received a bye into the quarter finals.