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With the first block of match completed in this season’s Greene King IPA Championship, after the six rounds played it is Newcastle Falcons who are in first place, having acquired 27 league points from their six wins. Ealing Trailfinders are second with 21 points (W 4 D1 L1) and the Cornish Pirates third with 20 points (W4 D0 L2), ahead of fourth-placed Jersey Reds on points difference.
Presently at the foot of the table are Yorkshire Carnegie, winless after six games and with just one league point to their name.
And what about the top scorers? Well, topping both the top 10 try-scoring and top 10 kickers lists are two Pirates, namely centre Callum Patterson and fly-half Javier Rojas Alvarez.
In great form this season, Callum leads the way with five tries to his name. There are then six players with four – Adam Radwan (Newcastle Falcons), Ryan Hutler (Bedford Blues), Antonio TJ Harris (Jersey Reds), Max Trimble (Coventry), James Stokes (Coventry), and Jonathan Kpoku (Ampthill).
With reference to the kicking ‘stats’, Javier is comfortably in the lead on 75, followed by Sam Olver (Doncaster Knights – 52) and Joshua Bragman (Hartpury – 42).
Confirming the names of eight players who will not be with the Cornish Pirates next season
The Cornish Pirates can confirm that wing Alex O’Meara has again put pen to paper
Maliq Holden has signed a further one-year contract at the club.