Next Up: Cornish Pirates v Yorkshire Carnegie, Sunday 21st April , Kick off 2.30 PM

Next Up: Cornish Pirates v Yorkshire Carnegie, Sunday 21st April , Kick off 2.30 PM


Yorkshire Carnegie play their final away game of the 2018-19 Greene King IPA Championship season against Cornish Pirates at The Mennaye Field on Sunday 21st April Kick off 2.30pm.

For Ticket prices please see table below.  To book your tickets in advance, all fans will need to book via the Pirates web site . Cornish Pirates Ticket Office is open Monday to Friday (9am-12noon) and the turnstiles open at 2 hours before kick off on the day of the game.




Truro & Penwith Grandstand


£10 to upgrade

West Stand – Adult


£5 to upgrade

West Stand - Child


£5 to upgrade

 Terrace – Adult



 Terrace – Child Age 5-16



 Under 5’s



Cornish Pirates details are:

Ground Address: Westholme, Alexandra Road, Penzance Cornwall, TR18 4LY


Ticket Hotline Number: 01736 331961

Car Parking: The main entry gate car park just off Alexandra Road provides limited parking only, but it can accommodate a number of disabled badge holders for a charge of £3.

Public Car Park: West end of the promenade opposite the Co-op (3 minutes)

Cornish Pirates  33 Yorkshire Carnegie 19

Cornish Pirates 33 Yorkshire Carnegie 19


Yorkshire Carnegie’s five game winning run came to an end on a sunny Easter Sunday afternoon down at Cornish Pirates and Chris Stirling’s side were left to console themselves with two bonus points on their return home from the South West.

Yorkshire scored four tries through Dylan Donnellan, Chris Elder, Myles Thoroughgood and Elijah Niko but still lost out to the Pirates, who only scored three tries to move above Carnegie in the Greene King IPA Championship table.

The home side, who had lost their previous seven games in all competitions, got off to the perfect start when they scored inside the opening minute. Having kicked off, the Pirates regained possession and winger Alex O’Meara kicked ahead before full back AJ Cant won the race to touch the ball down. Javier Rojas Alvarez added the conversion to make it 7-0.

Yorkshire got a chance to hit back after Cornish knocked on the re-start and the home side were then caught offside and Chris Elder stepped up to kick the penalty to cut the gap to 7-3.

Elder missed a subsequent penalty from half way when the Pirates were penalised for being offside again however Carnegie did take the lead after twelve minutes when Yorkshire opted to kick the next penalty to touch and from the line out hooker Dylan Donnellan was driven over.  Elder missed the conversion but his side now led 8-7.

Two minutes later, the Pirates edged back in front with a penalty when Yorkshire were pulled up for crossing and Rojas Alvarez kicked the penalty to make it 10-8.

The see saw nature of the first half continued after that when the visitors intercepted on half way and Chris Elder raced through to score between the posts. The full back converted his own try.

The Pirates went on the front foot after that and Yorkshire had to produce a strong defensive display on their own tryline. Eventually they were penalised but were relieved when the home side decided to kick for goal and Rojas Alvarez kicked the penalty to cut the gap to 13-15 with 13 minutes to go until half time.

The home side were reduced to 14 men when back row Matt Bolwell was sin binned following a string of penalties near the Pirates line. Having tried to power their way over, Carnegie made the most of an advantage play from another infringement as a cross field kick was collected by Myles Thoroughgood who raced over to score. Elder added the conversion to give Yorkshire a 22-13 lead at half time.

Once again, Cornish made a fast start to the half, crossing for a try after just two minutes. An intercept by number eight Tom Duncan on half way off set up the move before passing to winger Robin Wedlake-Millecam who won the foot race to score. Former Leeds Beckett player Will Cargill, who had replaced Rojas Alvarez after he suffered a head injury, kicked the conversion.

The Pirates then took the lead again with a third try four minutes later as hooker Dan Frost forced his way over. Cargill was on target again and his side now led 27-22 after 46 minutes.

Just as the home side were restored to fifteen men, they had another player sent to the sin bin as Tom Duncan was shown a yellow card following a spell of pressure from the visitors on the Pirates line.

Yorkshire made their numerical advantage when Elijah Niko was put in space and went over to collect a try bonus point for Chris Stirling’s side and level the game. Elder’s conversion put his side back in front after 53 minutes.

That set up a tense finale as Cornish went back in front just passed the hour mark when Cargill kicked a penalty from in front of the posts.

The Pirates had another player sent to the sin bin when AJ Cant was shown a yellow card as he was judged to have carelessly taken out the Carnegie defender as they both contested a high kick.

However, Yorkshire could not make their advantage count this time as Cornish defended stoutly and the sides were evened up when Joe Buckle was shown a red card as he was spotted throwing a punch as a scrum broke up.

In the final minutes, Cargill kicked a simple penalty to make the final score 33-29.

Live updates are available from the start of the match and for one week afterwards.