Following on from the first recorded game of rugby in the West Country in 1870, Penzance RFC (1876) and Newlyn RFC (1894) formed.
By 1944, there existed a strong desire to amalgamate on both sides, with the result that, on 22 September 1945, a new club - Penzance and Newlyn RFC - played its first match against Guy's Hospital on the Mennaye Field.
When the new English leagues were formulated in the late 1980s, the Pirates found themselves in the lower echelons and many young talented players went elsewhere to play at a higher level.
Meanwhile, a local man, Dicky Evans, himself an ex-Pirate, had become a successful businessman, based in East Africa.
In the early 90s, he decided to make an offer to the Club, with a view to bringing back to the Mennaye the standard of rugby which he remembered as a young man.
He has done just that and the Pirates' senior side now play a standard of rugby that has increased dramatically, as have the gates.
Tel: 01736 331961
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Match tickets are cheaper if purchased in advance.
Accompanied children under 16 admitted free.
Half season ticket offers available at Christmas.