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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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Rugby fan flattened by star after pitch invasion

An Exeter Chiefs fan got more than he bargained for when he ran onto the pitch to celebrate a last minute try.

Chris Kellow, who's from Cornwall, invaded the pitch during the Chiefs' game against Gloucester at the weekend, but got a frosty welcome from Fly Half Freddie Burns, who dumped him to the ground. The celebration proved premature, as Gloucester went on to win the match!

Chiefs get ready for cup final

The Chiefs will have home advantage - Sunday's final will take place at Sandy Park Credit: PA

Exeter Chiefs are preparing for their first cup final in six years. The Chiefs, who beat Bath in the semi final of the LV Cup, will face Northampton at Sandy Park on Sunday. They're looking for their first victory in a national cup final.

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Nowell keeps his place in England team

Exeter Chiefs' Jack Nowell during Saturday's defeat against France. Credit: Szwarc Henri/PA

Exeter Chiefs' Jack Nowell has kept his place in England's Six Nations team for Saturday’s Calcutta Cup clash against Scotland at Murrayfield.

Head Coach Stuart Lancaster has opted for an unchanged line-up.

Lancaster said: “It’s good to be able to select the same players and they are all determined to put last week’s result behind us and build on the performance. Scotland will be hugely motivated by their defeat in Dublin and, as we found two years ago, Murrayfield is a tough place to play.”

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