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Cornish Pirates

VS

Coventry

11 March, 2023

News & Fixtures

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League / Cup

Championship Rugby Round 16

Stadium

Mennaye Field, Penzance

Date

saturday, 11 March, 2023

Kick Off

13:30

Home

Cornish Pirates

Away

Coventry

The next fixture for the Cornish Pirates is at home to Coventry on Saturday, with the 7th versus 3rd in the league contest kicking off at the earlier time of 1.30pm.

Having lost to Coventry 32-19 in the away encounter played last October, the Pirates will be keen to gain revenge against a side who are enjoying a fine season.

Changes in the starting XV, some forced from the one that faced Ampthill last week, sees returns for lock Cory Teague, and for loose-head prop Marlen Walker and wing Tommy Wyatt who both saw action there as replacements. Lock Steele Barker, who had made his league debut off the bench, will also now make his first league start, whilst fresh faces returning on the bench are those of Ollie Adkins and Joe Elderkin.

 

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

 

“The present Coventry side is probably the most improved team in the Championship this season.

 

“They have been consistent in terms of results, play a good brand of rugby, whilst we know we have to step up our game in certain areas. We will also aim, as always, to at home apply our game on them.”

 

Gavin added:

 

“Our recent results should give us confidence, but we know that following the Cup games and our match last week, this will be a tougher challenge.

 

“It will be important to get our energy levels right, and expecting momentum swings in the game we need to be ready.”

 

Tickets:   Tickets for the game will be available at the gates on the day from 11.30am, whilst in the meantime they can also be purchased on-line. For further information please visit:

www.cornish-pirates.com/tickets

 

(Also, immediately following the match, the Pirates Amateurs are scheduled to play Counties 1 Tribute Western West league leaders Topsham in a 3rd versus 1st clash. Kick-off is at 3.30pm)

Match Officials

Referee:

Mike Hudson

AR1:

Simon Adams

AR2:

Lionel Spooner

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Cornish Pirates Line Up

Starting 15

15

AJ Cant

14

Arthur Relton

13

Rory Parata

12

Garyn Smith

11

Tommy Wyatt

10

Arwel Robson

9

Alex Schwarz

1

Marlen Walker

2

Will Crane

3

Matt Johnson

4

Steele Barker

5

Cory Teague

6

Alex Everett

7

Will Gibson

8

Josh Stevens (C)

Replacements

16

Morgan Nelson

17

Olly Adkins

18

Harvey Beaton

19

Will Britton

20

Jarrard Hayler

21

Ruaridh Dawson

22

Harry Bazalgette

23

Joe Elderkin