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Cornish Pirates

VS

Ealing Trailfinders

3 October, 2021

News & Fixtures

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League / Cup

Championship Rugby Round 3

Stadium

Mennaye Field, Penzance

Date

sunday, 3 October, 2021

Kick Off

15:00

Home

Cornish Pirates

Away

Ealing Trailfinders

Respect from Pirates for the Visit of Ealing

Next up for the Cornish Pirates is a Round 3 home league game on Sunday versus Championship favourites Ealing Trailfinders (ko 3pm).

For the Pirates this fixture obviously poses a massive challenge against a side that have been dominating teams, so they need to meet it head on in a match that is clearly one of those occasions not to be missed.

Changes in the Cornish Pirates starting line-up this weekend sees Tommy Wyatt moved to the right wing, with Joe Elderkin selected at inside centre, whilst scrum-half Tom Kessell will be making his first league start since returning to the club. As for the replacements, senior players returning to the match day squad and taking places on the bench are prop Jack Andrew and wing Alex O’Meara.

Appointed as Referee for the match is Sara Cox, who at the Mennaye Field in 2018 became the first woman to take charge of a Championship game. Since then, she has continued to impress, and last week had the honour to go one better – becoming the first to take charge of Premiership league contest when Harlequins faced Worcester Warriors.

Speaking ahead of the game, Cornish Pirates’ joint head Gavin Cattle has said:

“Firstly, putting aside the performance away to Hartpury will be our aim, as we have been smarting since then. We know we have a big challenge ahead of us against Ealing but what better than to be facing the league favourites. The good thing about sport is that it does give you an opportunity to bounce back, as difficult as that might be.

“Ealing are a team that demand respect as the big boys of the league, so we will have to be at our tip top best to have a chance of achieving a result against such a side.

“Mentioning the word respect, we are delighted for Sara Cox our appointed referee on Sunday, for her achievement last weekend. It was fully deserved recognition and in a game like this week’s we will all be delighted to have her presence.”

Tickets:   Tickets for the game will be available at the gates on the day (open 1pm), whilst in the meantime they can also be purchased on-line. For further information please visit www.cornish-pirates.com/tickets

For supporter awareness there is unfortunately no live streaming of this match, however there will be the usual coverage kindly provided by BBC Radio Cornwall plus updates from the Pirates ‘Twitter’ feed.

Match Officials

Referee:

Sara Cox

AR1:

James Milliner-Woodcock

AR2:

Simon Adams

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Cornish Pirates Line Up

Starting 15

15

Carwyn Penny

14

Tommy Wyatt

13

Rory Parata

12

Joe Elderkin

11

AJ Cant

10

Arwel Robson

9

Tom Kessell

1

James Kenny

2

Tom Channon

3

Patrick Schickerling

4

Josh Caulfield

5

Danny Cutmore

6

Matt Bolwell

7

John Stevens (C)

8

Tom Duncan

Replacements

16

James Benjamin

17

Jack Andrew

18

Alfie Petch

19

Lewis Pearson

20

Caleb Montgomery

21

Alex Schwarz

22

Harry Bazalgette

23

Alex O'Meara