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.
Following completion of the successful Crowdcube raise, the Chairman and Board of Kernow Sport Ltd are delighted that over 500 new fan owners will be receiving their share certificates in the near future, along with Dicky Evans who today has regained a portion of his original shareholding from a Channel Islands based company.
This Saturday will see the Cornish Pirates welcome Caldy to the Mennaye Field for a scheduled Round 4 fixture in this season’s RFU Championship. The contest kicks off at 2.30pm. Playing their second season in the Championship, Caldy won 29-19 against London Scottish last time out.
With the Cornish Pirates versus Jersey Reds league fixture, which was scheduled to take place on Friday the 23rd February, having been unfortunately cancelled following the demise of the Jersey club, the Pirates are now delighted to announce that they will instead be playing the Royal Navy on that day, still with a 7.30pm kick-off.
The Cornish Pirates were delighted to welcome representatives of The Veterans Charity to the Mennaye Field when the team played London Scottish recently, and despite the rather poor weather the worthy sum of £334-65 was raised.
There will many people about Penzance and beyond who will be sorry to hear that Peter Michell, a retired jeweller and former captain of the Pirates and Cornwall and a Past President of the Cornwall RFU, sadly passed away on Tuesday. He was aged 90.
This Friday will see the Cornish Pirates welcome old friends London Scottish to the Mennaye Field for an opening fixture in this season’s RFU Championship. The contest kicks off at 7.30pm and, for the Pirates, Joe Elderkin is expected to make his 50th appearance for the club.
Following news received this morning that Jersey Reds have regretfully ceased trading, the Cornish Pirates can confirm that their scheduled Round 4 home match versus the islanders in Pool C of the Premiership Rugby Cup on Friday evening is cancelled.
The Cornish Pirates and Jersey Reds go head-to-head at the Mennaye Field, Penzance, this weekend, when under the glow of Friday night lights their fourth versus second Pool C encounter in Round 4 of the Premiership Rugby Cup takes place (ko 7.30pm).
Of no surprise this Friday is a big night for the Cornish Pirates – a first ever Premiership Rugby Cup game for the club against the might of Bath Rugby. The kick-off is at 7.30pm and the gates will be open from 5.30pm.