Cornish Pirates Enjoy Success Against Fiji

Cornish Pirates Enjoy Success Against Fiji

Friday 7th June 2013
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Issued on behalf of Cornish Pirates
Two members of the Cornish Pirates squad, Aaron Carpenter and Matt Evans, enjoyed success as Canada beat Fiji 20-18 in their Pacific Cup match played in Ottawa on Wednesday.
Skipper and No. 8 Carpenter, who also led his country to a 16-9 win in their 5-Nations tournament opener against the USA at Edmonton on the last weekend in May, was delighted with the result, it Canada’s first victory against Fiji since 1995. Also, in his scoring his tenth try in international rugby, he broke Canada’s record that was previously held by Al Charron.
Congratulations also go to Sam Matavesi, who started his rugby at his hometown club in Camborne, and made his debut for Fiji in the match, thus following in the footsteps of his older brother Josh.
Canada’s remaining games in the tournament are against Tonga in Kingston on Saturday, and then Japan in Nagoya on the 19th June. In between they also have a fixture against Ireland that will be played in Toronto on the 15th June.
Saturday’s game against Tonga will mark Aaron’s 50th cap for Canada, a milestone previously reached by only 13 players, including among them former ‘Pirate’ Ed Fairhurst.
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Also on international duty during the midweek have been three players involved with England under 20s who have an association with the Pirates.
Playing at La Roche-sur-Yon in the IRB Junior World Championships hooker Luke Cowan-Dickie scored England’s opening try in a 30-6 points win against France. Sam Hill played in the centre and Jack Nowell featured on the wing when coming off the bench.

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