Saturday 21st January 2017
British & Irish Cup Rd 6
Mennaye Field Penzance
A hat-trick of tries for Cornish Pirates' wing, Alex O'Meara, will no doubt stand out as a deciding factor in this relatively comfortable win for the hosts – as progress into the quarter finals was sealed with this seven try mauling of the Connacht Eagles.
But it was the unsung work of the likes of Man of the Match, Luke Chapman up front - that provided the platform for the 'girls' in the back line to eventually strut their stuff.
This became even more apparent after a dominant second quarter from the Pirates, all but decided the outcome – as the Irishmen responded in the second half to deservedly earn a four try bonus point – to reward the clear enterprise they'd displayed from the outset.