Sunday 18th December 2016
British & Irish Cup Rd 4
Mennaye Field Penzance
Gates - Food - Bars Open 12:30
Kick Off 14:30
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Be here early ‘When They’re Gone They’re Gone’
Another cracking game with London Irish is in store as we play them for the second time this season at the Mennaye and the third time overall, following last Sunday's third round game at the Madjeski.
Having lost two close games against ‘Irish’ – at home in the league and away in the Cup last weekend - the boys will be keen to learn from those encounters and strive to take the spoils this weekend.
Speaking ahead of the game, Co-Coach Gavin Cattle said:
“As they have shown, London Irish are a quality outfit. However, despite it being another ‘big ask’ against a very strong group of players, we welcome the opportunity to test ourselves once again.
“Supported by a bumper Christmas crowd, who will no doubt raise the volume a bit, we’ll strive to put in a good performance and hopefully replicate the best witnessed in our two previous encounters.”
There are a number of changes in the side, including the selection of Max Bodilly at outside centre. Dual-registered with Exeter Chiefs, it will be the first time he has worn the Pirates colours this season, having previously made 42 appearances for the club.
Prop Luke Chapman - who will be keen to make his first senior competitive match for the Pirates - is named on the bench along with Coach Alan Paver.
The inclusion of ‘Paves’ follows hooker Rob Elloway failing a late fitness test and the unavailability this weekend of Jack Innard.
If Paves - the longest serving player in the club – does come off the bench it will be his 353rd appearance..
15 Matt Evans, 14 Jack Arnott, 13 Max Bodilly, 12 Bar Bartlett
11 Alex O’Meara, 10 Will Cargill, 9 Mike Pope
1 Marlen Walker, 2 Tom Channon, 3 Tyler Gendall, 4 Edd Pascoe
5 Chris Morgan (C), 6 Alex Cheesman, 7 John Stevens, 8 Dan Lee.
16 Alan Paver, 17 Luke Chapman, 18 Brett Beukeboom, 19 Tom Duncan
20 Stuart Townsend, 21 Laurence May, 22 Nicolas De Battista.
Referee: Fergus Kirby (RFU)
Assistants: Simon Adams & Dan Parrott
4th Official: Kevin Williams
Home Shirt £35 /
Away Shirt £30
Training Tee £25 / Polo Shirt £30
Singlet £20 / Shorts £25
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