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Cornish Pirates

VS

Bedford Blues

30 April, 2022

News & Fixtures

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League / Cup

Championship Cup Quarter Final first leg

Stadium

Mennaye Field, Penzance

Date

saturday, 30 April, 2022

Kick Off

14:30

Home

Cornish Pirates

Away

Bedford Blues

Pirates Envisage a Likely Fast Contest

 

The Cornish Pirates will welcome Bedford Blues to the Mennaye Field on Saturday, in the quarter-final of the Championship Cup.

The 1st Leg encounter in Round 2 of the competition, which the Pirates qualified for as one of two clubs in the competition with a best losing playing record from Round 1, promises to be the usual entertaining and likely high-scoring affair.

The Pirates make just one change in their pack from the one that started in the 32-20 defeat at home to Doncaster Knights last Saturday, with prop Jack Andrew set to make his 199th appearance for the club.

In the backs, Carwyn Penny returns to the side at full-back, AJ Cant and Tommy Wyatt are this week selected on the wings, whilst club captain Nicolas De Battista and Rory Parata will form the centre pairing.

Looking ahead to Saturday’s Cup match encounter, Cornish Pirates’ joint head coach Gavin Cattle has commented:

“We keenly await Saturday’s game, because we know Bedford invariably play in positive fashion and are an exciting team to test ourselves against.

“Look at them over the past decade and it is in their DNA, therefore it is something we’ll aim to match in a likely fast contest where the ball will be in play for a lot of the time – though it hopefully not too chaotic!”

Gavin added:

“The fixture also gives us a chance to look at different combinations, besides providing game time for certain personnel, and from our perspective overall it is a good Cup clash to have, both for the teams and the supporters.”

Tickets:   Tickets for Saturday’s fixture will be available at the gates on the day (open 12.30pm), whilst in the meantime they can also be purchased on-line. For further information please visit:                                                                                                                   

www.cornish-pirates.com/tickets

Match Officials

Referee:

Harry Welbaum

AR1:

Peter Brunt

AR2:

Harry Groves

No:4:

Darren Hopkins

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Cornish Pirates Line Up

Starting 15

15

Carwyn Penny

14

AJ Cant

13

Rory Parata

12

Nico De Battista (C)

11

Tommy Wyatt

10

Harry Bazalgette

9

Ruaridh Dawson

1

Jack Andrew

2

Tom Channon

3

Alfie Petch

4

Cory Teague

5

Danny Cutmore

6

Matt Bolwell

7

Will Gibson

8

Tom Duncan

Replacements

16

Syd Blackmore

17

Hayden King

18

Sam Rodman

19

Ed Scragg

20

Josh Caulfield

21

Tom Kessell

22

Arwel Robson

23

Shae Tucker