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Cornish Pirates

VS

Ampthill

9 October, 2022

News & Fixtures

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League / Cup

Championship Rugby Round 5

Stadium

Mennaye Field, Penzance

Date

saturday, 9 October, 2022

Kick Off

14:30

Home

Cornish Pirates

Away

Ampthill

With two wins and two losses recorded in this season’s RFU Championship, the Cornish Pirates are next in action at home this Sunday against Ampthill (ko 2.30pm).

 

Aware of Ampthill’s credentials, the Pirates will expect a likely tough contest. The Bedfordshire side won 20-18 at the Mennaye Field two seasons ago, whilst on their last visit in April they drew 28-all. They will also arrive in Penzance on the back of a 59-7 win at home against London Scottish last weekend.

 

The Cornish Pirates team shows just two changes in their selected XV from the one that started against away to Jersey Reds last Friday evening. Lock Cory Teague and number 8 Rusiate Tuima, who are both dual registered with Exeter Chiefs and were unavailable last week, return to the side. On the bench, another player dual registered with Exeter Chiefs, lock/backrower Lewis Pearson, is expected to make his appearance of the season for the Cornish Pirates.

 

Speaking ahead of Sunday’s contest, Cornish Pirates’ joint head coach Gavin Cattle has commented:

 

“We are aware that every game Ampthill have been involved in this season they have stuck at the task, including showing great character in a closely fought defeat against Ealing.

 

“Knowing what they can bring, we inevitably expect a tough challenge up front, and they also have some decent line breakers in the backs, so it is going to be another arm wrestle and a real test. “

 

Reflecting on last week’s performance in Jersey, and looking ahead further to Sunday, Gavin added:

 

I have to say that what we saw at Jersey, particularly defensively, was a big step forward in terms of physicality for us, therefore we just to need to match that same emotional level. Obviously, there were areas of our set piece that we have looked at, with this group of players desperate to get back on track, and with backs to the wall following two consecutive defeats it is hoped supporters can also play their part, aware that crowd support can have a massive impact as that sixteenth man.”

Match Officials

Referee:

Anthony Woodthorpe

AR1:

Kevin Williams

AR2:

Phil Watters

No:4:

Adam White

Assessor:

Lloyd Jackson

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Cornish Pirates Line Up

Starting 15

15

AJ Cant

14

Robin Wedlake

13

Rory Parata

12

Joe Elderkin

11

Tommy Wyatt

10

Arwel Robson

9

Ruaridh Dawson

1

Marlen Walker

2

Will Crane

3

Harvey Beaton

4

Cory Teague

5

Will Britton

6

Alex Everett

7

John Stevens (C)

8

Rusi Tuima

Replacements

16

Morgan Nelson

17

Jack Andrew

18

Matt Johnson

19

James Fender

20

Lewis Pearson

21

Tom Kessell

22

Garyn Smith

23

Carwyn Penny