Half-time: London Welsh 6 - 13 Cornish Pirates (Agg: 43 - 34)

The Pirates have reduced the deficit to nine points at the break. Aaron Penberthy gave them a fourth minute lead with a drop goal.

Rob Cook kicked a penalty, and it was his storming run in the 23rd minute that set up Matt Evans for the only try of the half, which Cook then converted.

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Cornish Pirates Lose Play-Off

The Cornish Pirates are hoping to overturn a 16-point deficit when they take on London Welsh in the second leg of the Championship play-off final tonight