The Cornish Pirates long serving prop forward Alan Paver, has signed a two-year contract as a Player/Coach.
The 36 year old known as 'Paves' has amassed 310 games for the club, inlcluding playing in the RFU Championship XV against the Maori All Blacks.
Director of Rugby Ian Davies says:
"_Alan has always had a leading input with the scrummaging here at the Pirates but now this role will help him expand his focus to other parts of the team... at some point he may realise there are other players on the field other than just front rowers! "
Rugby and in the Championship, the Cornish Pirates went down 36-3 at Leeds. It was their final game of the season. They finish in sixth place, the same as last season.
In tonight's Championship rugby, the Cornish Pirates were beaten at third-from-bottom Moseley.
The scores were level until the hosts scored a late try and penalty to win 28 - 20.
In rugby, Cornish Pirates have lost their final British & Irish Cup pool match to Ulster 27-23. The Pirates were outscored by three tries to two - the winning try coming in the final minute.
It's now three Premiership wins out of three for the Exeter Chiefs.
Rob Baxter's men were 18 - 16 winners at Sale tonight, thanks to six penalties from Gareth Steenson.
And in the Championship, the Cornish Pirates have bounced back after last week's heavy defeat by winning 16-8 at home to London Scottish. Thomas Kebsel scored two tries for the Pirates.
Cornish Pirates owner Dicky Evans has announced that he'll be handing over control of the club by the end of this season.
Evans led the Championship side into the professional era but 20 years on, the 67-year-old will now sell to a consortium of 100 share holders. He will continue to personally invest sponsorship money.
His ambition of taking the Pirates to the Premiership has been held up with Cornwall not having a stadium fit for the top-flight.
A new stadium in Truro has been granted planning permission and is due for completion in 2017 - but still requires funding.
You can read Dicky Evans' full statement here.
It was a successful night for both of our Rugby Union teams in the British and Irish Cup.
Plymouth Albion beat Nottingham 28-9. Rhys Oakley, Rob Langley and Eoghan Grace all scored tries. And the Cornish Pirates beat Ulster 34-17. Aaron Carpenter, Mike Pope, Kieran Goss, Matt Evans all touched down for them. Angus Sinclair scored three penalties.
In tonight's rugby, Plymouth Albion tasted defeat after conceding a try in the final minute of their match against London Scottish at Brickfields.
But there was better news for the Cornish Pirates who beat Moseley 28-13, with Tom Riley crossing the line twice.