The 11 Championship clubs came together today to debate their collective future: whether our league will be best served by capitalising on the potential of its commercial rights and its brand-identity to underpin a truly “whole-game solution” to tier two, or by considering a putative “Premiership 2” based on a franchise model.
This SATURDAY will see the Cornish Pirates welcome Hartpury to the Mennaye Field for a scheduled Round 8 fixture in this season’s RFU Championship (ko 2.30pm). For what promises to be a bumper Christmas occasion, general information to note is as follows:
Following a serious injury to Ben Grubb in the 58th minute, we can confirm today’s match has been postponed. Information on the rearranged fixture will be announced in due course, as will an update on Ben Grubb’s condition.
With recent news from Kernow Sport Ltd confirming that the ambitions for the Stadium for Cornwall were unable to be realised by the Cornish Pirates, and there a need for Truro City FC to have a ground to return to in time for next season, it was also announced that the latter had been bought by Ontario Inc, a Canadian sports consortium.
With four second row forwards presently unavailable because of injury, the Cornish Pirates are grateful to Bristol Bears for acquiring from them the services of young Charlie Rice who has arrived in Cornwall on a short-term loan agreement.