History and Timeline
Cornwall’s leading football and rugby union teams are a source of Cornish pride and identity, fostering extraordinary talent and holding many of England’s highest sporting honours.
Cornish Pirates have risen seven leagues to the upper reaches of Championship Rugby, have famously beaten Premiership teams Saracens and Exeter Chiefs at home and at Twickenham. Last season they reached the semifinal of the Championship Cup. They are consistently within the top 20 rugby teams in England.
Truro City Football Club is following with its own meteoric rise. This season they have secured promotion to the next league. Two more promotions put them in the top flight English Football Leagues.