Forwards unchanged Head coach, Paul Thirlby, has announced his team for the match at Tavistock tomorrow. Since it is his birthday he will be hoping that the recent away form will be maintained. This will be vital if The Hakes are to continue to apply pressure to rivals Bude and Withycombe. Both these sides have easy away fixtures against Newquay and Hayle respectively, so both are expected to get bonus point wins. Full Cornwall & Devon fixture list for week 17 St Ives field t
St. Ives Colts 7 - 24 Launceston Colts
There was a 12:30pm kick off at Alexandra Road for the St Ives Colts' first game back after the Christmas period. Finally they have key players back from injury such as George Sanders and captain, Jake Clemson. Once again the weather conditions were wet and windy when the game got underway.
St Ives won the toss and decided to play with the wind in the first half to try and get the upper hand.
Fly half, Peter Skeggs got the game und
St Ives 17 : 3 Falmouth It was the sort of game one relished in hungry anticipation; two historic Cornish teams; an opportunity for St Ives to show their promotion credentials; the delight that would be the case if St Ives could turn over the defeat at the hands of Falmouth earlier in the season. The contest had all the ingredients for a feast of rugby. However, Cornish winter weather stepped in with a wet and windy front, to soak an already almost waterlogged pitch. Well, ev
The team to play Falmouth has a few changes from the one that played so well in the last two matches. The pack stays the same. Martyn Lawrance, who left the field injured after just ten minutes last week is fit and returns to the back row. Captain Ben Taylor and second row, (uncle) Todd Prisk, will both be keen to make their presence felt to underline their inclusion in the Cornwall senior county squad training for the county championship in May. Brothers
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It is with much sadness that I have to report the loss of a former St Ives player. Terry Perkin has passed away. As a school boy he had, I believe, England trials. I have an abiding memory of Terry when, as a young lad, I accompanied him on his bakery round when he worked for Curnow’s. On one occasion he drove from Perranuthnoe back to St Ives in the old Comer van as though he were Jackie Stewart, just to be in time for a match. On another occasion he dumped me head first in
Hayle 3 : 55 St Ives On Saturday 17th January the Hakes travelled to Hayle for the local derby, with the prospect of securing the first ‘double’ of the season against Cornish opposition. A strong and virtually unchanged side was announced, with Ryan Bishop stepping up to the bench in the absence of Jamie Hoskin. Many consider this 1st XV to be the strongest that St Ives can field at present. This may be the case and is a point for some clubhouse debate. However, it would be
Fund raiser and club committee man, Mark Eager, has presented Little Harbour of Children's Hospice South West with a cheque for over £1100.00. Mark had grown a substantial beard and had it and his thick head of hair shaved off after the Boxing Day match at the club. He was supported in his effort by some excellent sponsorship, mentioned in the previous blog about this story. Club supporters were in abundance on Boxing Day and they dug deep into their pockets through a pitch s
It is with great joy that the family Prisk have announced the arrival of a baby boy, Henry Paul Prisk born 11/01/2016 3.36am @ 8lbs 3oz. Mother, baby, dad, granny, grandad, uncles all doing fine. For anyone reading this news who is unsure of the reasoning behind its importance and justifiable inclusion on this blog, let me briefly explain. Father Jamie is our ever present second row, who is having his best ever season with The Hakes. His brother, Todd, uncle Todd that is, pla
St Ives 43 v 12 Honiton St Ives began 2016 as they ended 2015 with another win at Alexandra Road. Head Coach, Paul Thirlby, named a strong side for the visit of Devon side Honiton. The wet weather did its best to dampen spirits, but the Hakes were just too strong for the Lacemen. As both sides struggled to cope with the conditions in the early stages it was 15 minutes before the first points of the afternoon were scored. The St Ives scrum was causing the visitors problems and
The Hakes are able to put a strong squad onto the field for the Honiton match tomorrow. In spite of the potentially colder and blustery conditions, St Ives will be looking for a bonus point win to start the second half of the season. In recent home games they have shown a lot of progress in nearly all areas; fitness, discipline, handling skills, delivery of match plans. Spectators should expect an entertaining afternoon. The pack has a settled look about it with no changes fr