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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.


Pirates owner to sell up

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.

Pirates fans calling for a stadium for Cornwall at the Championship final last year

You can read Dicky Evans' full statement here.

Rugby: Lewsey moves to Wales

Josh Lewsey takes up his new post at the end of September Credit: David Davies/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Former British Lions & England star Josh Lewsey who stepped down as Chief Executive of the Cornish Pirates earlier this week has been named as the Welsh RFU's Head of Rugby, working alongside Head Coach Warren Gatland.

The 36-year-old, who retired in 2009 after winning 55 caps and making three Test appearances for the British and Irish Lions, will begin his new role at the end of September.

Lewsey said: "I'm delighted to have been offered this opportunity to play a pivotal role in ensuring the strength and well-being of the national sport of Wales. "

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