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Following information received from Penzance councillor Tim Dwelly, the Cornish Pirates have confirmed that in future they will not play any music associated with Cornish singer-songwriter and musician Graham Hart.
Councillor Dwelly, who is an administrator on the Facebook page Cornwall Anti-Semitism Watch, contacted the Pirates in relation to serious concerns that he had reference a song sung by Mr. Hart and which is published on YouTube.
Speaking on behalf of the Cornish Pirates, Chairman Paul Durkin said:
We were immediately concerned and felt an obvious and proper need to positively react when contacted by Tim Dwelly.
Despite the particular song being one that we have never played, in the circumstances it is felt proper to in future not play any of Mr. Hart’s songs.
As printed in Sunday’s edition of ‘The Rugby Paper’, below is Tom Duncan’s chosen ‘best XV played with or against’
The funeral service for Russell will take place at Chapel Street Methodist Church this Friday 11th September, commencing 10.30am
There will be many people connected with the Pirates who have been saddened to hear that Russell Simons, aged 82, passed away on Saturday