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Cornwall stadium's future could be decided today

The 6,000-seat stadium would be the new home of the Cornish Pirates. Credit: Artist's impression

The fate of the Stadium for Cornwall could be decided at a council meeting later today.

Planners are being recommended to turn down an application for a supermarket on the site at Threemilestone near Truro, which developers say is needed to finance the stadium.

A decision was deferred in March to allow further work to be carried out on the application.

The 6,000-seat stadium would be the new home of the Cornish Pirates.

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'Paves' to be a player-coach

Alan Paver, has signed a two-year contract as a Player/Coach with the Cornish Pirates Credit: The Cornish Pirates

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! "

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Third straight Premiership win for the Chiefs

Exeter Chiefs and the Cornish Pirates both won tonight.

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.

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