Star-studded Saracens shipwrecked by Cornish Pirates’ set-piece power

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Compelling 25-17 victory for underdogs against Sarries proves the RFU must support the cash-strapped Championship

They would definitely have been dancing in the sunlit streets of Penzance, honest. Even without a crowd, though, this was one of the all-time great Cornish rugby days, more than worthy of a sea shanty or two when the local pubs can reopen. For anyone who has ever felt English rugby’s mandarins should pay more attention to those outside the Premiership, it was similarly sweet. Cornish Pirates 25 Saracens 17. Just let that scoreline sink in for a while.

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Written by Robert Kitson at Mennaye Field
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Star-studded Saracens shipwrecked by Cornish Pirates’ set-piece power

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