It is now six games, six wins and a fourth bonus point for Bryan Redpath’s Yorkshire Carnegie side thanks to a gritty 35-28 win away to Cornish Pirates. 

Pirates have struggled over the past few seasons, but they sit fourth in this year’s Greene King IPA Championship table and started strongly at Mennaye Field thanks to a converted try through back row Jake Parker  The former England 7s star and England Under-16 and Under-18 captain continued his fine conversion from No.8 to centre by claiming an interception try that proved the spark for Yorkshire. 

Jonah Holmes finished a fine flowing move to get his side off the mark before Rob O’Donnell and Phil Nilsen crossed either side of half-time, while Joe Ford was unerring from the kicking tee. 

Richard Beck’s try looked to have put Yorkshire way out of sight – as well as sealing a bonus point – but Alex Dancer fought back with a try for the Pirates before Ford scored his third career try for Yorkshire. 

Winger Matt Evans ensured it was a positive finish for Cornish, spectacularly claiming Max Green’s kick to race away for a try.