Nottingham were sent by Cornish Pirates on their long trip empty handed, having been beaten 41-17 in Penzance

Pirates displayed a dominant pack performance to register seven tries, five of which came from the forwards, and extend their Championship winning run to three matches.

Robin Wedlake opened the Pirates’ account with his first try since returning to the Mennaye Field after Jersey’s collapse, taking a pass from Ioan Evans to score in a corner.

For their second try, the home side opted for a scrum three times in a row after Nottingham’s repeated infringements, and they pushed the pack back over their own line with Hugh Bokenham dropping the ball down.

In the final minutes of the first half, Pirates extended their lead to 19 after Fin Richardson snatched up a loose ball and dove over the line.

However, Nottingham came out of the break ensuring the second half would be different to the first. In the opening moments from the restart, David Williams read Bruce Houston’s pass like a book, intercepted it and took it all the way back for Nottingham’s first try.

Pirates did respond quickly, though. Anther penalty scrum led to Alex Schwarz whipping the ball out for centre Joe Elderkin to cross for the bonus-point try.

Nottingham got another try soon after when Joe Woodward managed to take another intercepted pass all the way to the line, making it just a two-try game heading into the final twenty minutes.

But any thoughts of a comeback were snuffed out four minutes later when Houston provided the pass for Steele Barker to crash over.

A series of powerful drives ended with replacement prop Jacob Morris scoring Pirates’ sixth try and the seventh came after Ruaridh Dawson dummied his way through the middle.

Frankie Nowell was stopped, but Pirates worked the ball wide for Alex Everett to dive over before a defensive fumble handed Marcus Ramage a third Nottingham try.