Cornish Pirates v Ospreys PS

Cornish Pirates v Ospreys Premiership Select

Cornish Pirates v Ospreys PSSunday 23rd October 2016
British & Irish Cup Rd 2
Mennaye Field Penzance
Gates - Food - Bars Open 12:00 / Kick Off 14:00

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Following the excellent start to this season’s cup campaign against Connacht Eagles in Galway, we welcome Ospreys Premiership Select to the Mennaye on Sunday

Whilst the Ospreys squad ventured to West Cornwall in August 2011for a spot of pre-season training, this Is the first visit of the Premiership Select side.

Ospreys PS lost 25-14 to London Irish in their Cup opener at the Gnoll (Neath) on Saturday so will arrive determined to get a win under their belts.

Former ‘Pirate’ Rheon James, who now plays his club rugby for Aberavon Wizards, could feature in the match, as he was used as a replacement against London Irish.

With a 23-10 victory away against Connacht Eagles last weekend, the boys will be looking to build on that result with another win this weekend.

Coach Alan Paver - looking forward to Sunday’s challenge - said: “We take the Cup very seriously and really enjoy playing different sides. “

“It’s different from the Championship where squads are more or less the same week in week out, so for the Cup we take the opportunity to focus more on ourselves to prepare the best we can.”

Team News

There are four changes in the starting line-up from the team that ran out in Galway.

In the pack, prop Marlen Walker and No. 8 Tom Duncan slot back into the side, whilst in the backs there are returns to action for full-back Toby May and centre Nicolas De Battista.

Cornish Pirates:
15 Toby May, 14 Jack Arnott, 13 Tom Hendrickson, 12 Nicolas Battista
11 Alex O’Meara, 10 Laurence May, 9 Mike Pope
1 Marlen Walker, 2 Tom Channon, 3 Tyler Gendall, 4 Chris Morgan (capt)
5 Edd Pascoe, 6 Matt Bolwell, 6 Sam Simmonds, 8 Tom Duncan.

16 Jack Innard, 17 Jack Andrew, 18 Brett Beukeboom, 19 Alex Cheesman
20 Stuart Townsend, 21 Will Cargill, 22 Alex Dancer.

Match Officials
Referee:   Sean Gallagher (IRFU)
Assistants:  Andrew Pearce & Gareth Holsgrove
4th Official:   Fred Spong

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Cornish Pirates, Westholme, Alexandra Road, Penzance
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