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18 February, 2023
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League / Cup
Saturday will see the Cornish Pirates travel to Ampthill to play their final Pool C game in the Championship Cup.
Unbeaten after five pool games played, plus with a bonus point achieved in each, following their 52-5 points win at home to Caldy last weekend the Pirates not only top their group but have also already secured a place in the semi-final stage.
Kick-off at Ampthill’s Dillingham Park on Saturday, where the Pirates will seek just one point to earn a home tie, is at 2pm.
Personnel changes in the starting XV from the one that faced Caldy includes Carwyn Penny selected at full-back and Robin Wedlake named on the right wing. Rory Parata is lined up to partner Shae Tucker in the centre, and there are returns to the side for Arwel Robson at fly-half and for Cory Teague who is this week selected at blind-side wing forward. Finally, Harvey Beaton starts at tight-head prop.
Speaking ahead of this weekend’s encounter, Cornish Pirates’ joint head coach Gavin Cattle has commented:
“The Cup is something we have focused on to in part help develop our squad and at the same time to do well in it. I do feel we have kept consistency in selection and given boys opportunities that we have seen have been taken.
“Our aim from the outset has been to strive to reach the semi-final, hopefully and ideally at home, and to then see what happens from there. It would also naturally give us a focus to the end of the season.
“Concentrating though on Saturday, we naturally expect a tough examination against what is a tricky Ampthill side and we can’t take anything for granted.”
John Stevens (C)