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sunday, 18 November, 2018
15:00

Championship Cup Rd 2, Madejski Stadium

Cornish Pirates

VS

Bedford Blues

21 October, 2018

News & Fixtures

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League / Cup

Greene King IPA Championship Rd 8

Stadium

Mennaye Field

Date

sunday, 21 October, 2018

Kick Off

14:30

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Cornish Pirates Keen to Get Back on Track

It is Round 8 in the Greene King IPA Championship this weekend, with the third-placed Cornish Pirates primed to welcome fourth-placed Bedford Blues to the Mennaye Field on Sunday (ko 2.30pm).

Changes in the Cornish Pirates side from the team that lost away to Jersey Reds last weekend sees Harry Strong and Dan Koster named as the centre pairing. They replace Callum Patterson and Rory Parata who have been ever-present performers this season.

Selected in the Flying Fijians squad for their forthcoming autumn tour of Europe, hooker Sam Matavesi returns to a front-row that also this week includes prop Jack Owlett in the starting line-up. In the back-row, James McRae is selected at blind-side flanker.

Among the replacements, having recovered from an injury suffered in pre-season, Argentine international Javier Rojas Alvarez is poised to make his debut off the bench.

Cornish Pirates co-coach Gavin Cattle, keen for his team to get back on track, has commented:

After a frustrating and no excuses performance against Jersey Reds, our motivated, hungry and united group is keen to re-focus and get back to where we were.

Offering contrasting styles to last week the Blues like to keep the ball on the pitch, as do we, so it promises to be an entertaining game.

The match is always one we look forward to, a good challenge played in the right spirit, and back down at the Mennaye it provides us with a chance to get back on track as quick as we can.

Match Officials

Referee:

Michael Hudson

AR1:

Peter Brunt

AR2:

Shane Lewis

No:4:

Grant Mossford

Assessor:

Sam Collins

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Cornish Pirates Line Up

Starting 15

15

Kyle Moyle

14

Robin Wedlake

13

Dan Koster

12

Harry Strong

11

Matt Evans

10

Will Cargill

9

Alex Day

1

Jack Andrew

2

Sam Matavesi

3

Jack Owlett

4

Toby Freeman

5

Brett Beukeboom (c)

6

James McRae

7

Matt Bolwell

8

Tom Duncan

Replacements

16

Tom Cowan-Dickie

17

Tyler Gendall

18

Billy Keast

19

Danny Cutmore

20

Alex Schwarz

21

Harvey Skinner

22

Javier Rojas Alvarez