Cornish Pirates sunk by Cinderford early sparkle

‘ON FIRE’ in the first 20 minutes, Cinderford outgunned Championship opposition Cornish Pirates at the Mennaye Field.

Andy Deacon’s Foresters raced into a three-try lead, courtesy of scores from wing Nev Codlin, centre Sam Hanks and fly-half Mark Davies.


Laurie McGlone bagged two quick tries to bring the Pirates back into the match before Joel Conlon’s converted score stole the lead for the Cornishmen.

But then Hanks’ interception score plundered a 26-21 victory, to leave rugby director Deacon impressed with his Cinderford’s pre-season resolve.
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