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Bedford Blues

VS

Cornish Pirates

19 February, 2022

News & Fixtures

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League / Cup

Championship Round 19

Stadium

Goldington Road

Date

saturday, 19 February, 2022

Kick Off

15:00

Home

Bedford Blues

Away

Cornish Pirates

Pirates Know the Blues can be Dangerous Opponents

For the Cornish Pirates it is a sixth versus fourth contest on Saturday in Round 19 of the RFU Championship, when they travel to play Bedford Blues away (ko 3pm).

Matches between the two teams are invariably well contested and exciting, with the same expected this weekend. In their last meeting, which was at the Mennaye Field in November, the Pirates won 39-24.

There are two changes in the Cornish Pirates starting line-up from the one that featured in the 19-0 victory at home to London Scottish last weekend. Fully fit again club captain Nicolas De Battista is named to partner Tommy Wyatt in the centre, and there is a return for the experienced Marlen Walker at loose-head prop.

Speaking ahead of Saturday’s important encounter, Cornish Pirates’ joint head coach Gavin Cattle has commented:

Firstly, credit to Bedford for their winning result against Ealing last Saturday. The side is well coached and always demands respect, and we have shared some great contests over the years.

“The Blues brand hasn’t changed. They have a talented and quick back three, plus have an appetite to play as a team, which has been ever present. Also, when forcing opponents into making errors, they can be very dangerous.”

Cornish Pirates Line Up

Starting 15

15

Carwyn Penny

14

Alex O'Meara

13

Tommy Wyatt

12

Nico De Battista (C)

11

Callum Sirker

10

Arwel Robson

9

Alex Schwarz

1

Marlen Walker

2

Tom Channon

3

Alfie Petch

4

Josh Caulfield

5

Danny Cutmore

6

Matt Bolwell

7

Antonio Kiri Kiri

8

Tom Duncan

Replacements

16

Tom Cowan-Dickie

17

Garyn Phillips

18

Jack Andrew

19

Cory Teague

20

Caleb Montgomery

21

Tom Kessell

22

Shae Tucker

23

Robin Wedlake