Saturday 29th October 2016
Greene King IPA Championship Rd 7
Cliton Lane, Rotherham
kick Off 3pm
WE return to Championship action on Saturday with a long trip to Rotherham and a potential ‘arm wrestle’ against the Titans.
The Pirates in 4th place will be looking to continue this season’s good form at Clifton Lane against a Titan’s side currently ninth in the table.
Coach Alan Paver is expecting the usual tough return to the town where he was born, and said: “We know it will be tough, as Rotherham is always a tough place to go to. They’ve got some good coaches and players, and we haven’t played a Titans side yet that hasn’t been gritty, so a bit of an arm wrestle is expected.
“The journey itself is also always a challenge, but there are no excuses and we will just get on with it.”
“Our aim is simply to travel with confidence and put in a performance in on the pitch - if we don’t do that then we won’t deserve to get anything. It’s in our hands as to whether we return home with smiles on our faces.”
There are six changes from the side that started in the Cup against Ospreys PS last Sunday.
Kyle Moyle and Matt Evans return on the wings with Alex Day at scrum-half, whilst in the forwards there are starting roles for flanker Jake Parker, lock Brett Beukeboom, and hooker Jack Innard.
15 Toby May, 14Kyle Moyle, 13 Tom Hendrickson, 12 Nicolas Battista
11 Matt Evans, 10 Laurence May, 9 Alex Day
1 Marlen Walker, 2 Jack Innard, 3 Tyler Gendall, 4 Chris Morgan (capt)
5 Brett Beukeboom, 6 Jake Parker, 7 Sam Simmonds, 8 Tom Duncan.
16 Tom Channon, 17 Paul Andrew, 18 Jack Andrew, 19 Josh Caulfield
20 Dan Lee, 21 Stuart Townsend, 22 Will Cargill.