Sunday 18th September 2016
Greene King IPA Championship Rd 3
Kick Off 15:00
The Pirates take the road to face the challenge of Nottingham this weekend. Just a point separates the two sides in the table; the Pirates have scored 57 points to Nottingham’s 49, whilst both sides have 48 against.
Games between the two sides usually provide a hard fought and intriguing contest, although last season having drawn them in the B&I cup we played them four times and came away victorious on 3 out of 4 occasions..
“Sunday will be a tough contest against a likely nuggety Nottingham side." said Pirates' co-coach Alan Paver. We must be prepared for them to come out firing and I think it will be close.”
“The boys are hungry and keen to progress, our aim will be to put our systems in place, play our game, and see where that takes us.”
There are a number of changes to the side this week, with no. 8 Tom Duncan stepping up to take the skipper’s armband from Chris Morgan who takes a rest, whilst Josh Caulfield slots into the second-row to partner Brett Beukeboom.
Coming into the starting line-up are scrum-half Stuart Townsend, flanker Sam Simmonds, hooker Tom Channon and prop Paul Andrew, all of whom made a major impact off the bench last Sunday.
15 Toby May, 14 Kyle Moyle, 13 Alex Dancer, 12 Nicolas De Battista
11 Matt Evans, 10 Will Cargill, 9 Stuart Townsend
1 Paul Andrew, 2 Tom Channon, 3 Tyler Gendall, 4 Josh Caulfield
5 Brett Beukeboom, 6 Dan Lee, 7 Sam Simmonds, 8 Tom Duncan (captain).
16 Jack Andrew, 17 Rob Elloway, 18 Jake Parker, 19 Alex Cheesman
20 Alex Day, 21 Laurence May, Alex O’Meara.