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Cornish Pirates

VS

Ampthill

24 April, 2021

News & Fixtures

All the Latest News & Fixtures...

League / Cup

Greene King IPA Championship Rd 7

Stadium

The Mennaye

Date

saturday, 24 April, 2021

Kick Off

13:30

Home

Cornish Pirates

Away

Ampthill

Pirates Expect A High Performance

Against Respected Opponents

Next up for the Cornish Pirates is a Round 7 game in the Greene King IPA Championship versus Ampthill on Saturday (ko 1.30pm).

The Bedfordshire visitors will arrive at the Mennaye Field on the back of a 43-41 points victory at home to Hartpury on Sunday, so the potential is clearly there for another epic encounter this weekend.

In a much-changed Cornish Pirates side, with fly-half Will Cargill named as skipper, eight players will be looking forward to making their first Championship starts of the season. Regular replacements Jack Andrew, Tom Channon, and Sam Rodman form the front-row, and Paddy Ryan is selected at No. 8. In the backs Will Butler is named to partner Rory Parata in the centre, whilst players ready for action off the bench are lock Cory Teague, back-rower Charlie Wright, and fly-half Arwel Robson. For the latter, who has joined the club on loan this week from Newport Gwent Dragons, it would be his debut appearance.

Speaking ahead of Saturday’s fixture, Cornish Pirates’ joint head coach Alan Paver has said:

Ampthill deserve respect, and not just because they have several quality and experienced players in their squad, including a familiar face in Dave Ward and Tongan international Aleki Lutui. For our part though, the aim is simply to do what we do best, because if we don’t turn up and are flat then we’ll get our just desserts.

Despite it only being a short season, it is felt worthy to mix and match the side a little bit, as is the case for Saturday. We have got to be able to deal with the obvious rigours of the league and make sure that bodies are fresh, and still managing to put out a strong side we expect a high performance from the selected team.

Match Day Sponsor:   W J Frost Groundworks

As everyone will be aware, because of present Covid restrictions it will not be possible to accommodate supporters at this weekend’s game. However, the fixture against Ampthill will once again be live streamed on a pay-per-view basis.

‘Tickets’ for the match, priced at £10, can be purchased via the following link:   www.championshiprugby.co.uk/live-streams

Match Officials

Referee:

Neil Chivers

AR1:

James Milliner-Woodcock

AR2:

Nick Marshall

No:4:

Kevin Williams

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Cornish Pirates Line Up

Starting 15

15

Tommy Wyatt

14

Alex O'Meara

13

Rory Parata

12

Will Butler

11

Harry Davey

10

Will Cargill

9

Alex Schwarz

1

Jack Andrew

2

Tom Channon

3

Sam Rodman

4

Josh Caulfield

5

Fa'atiga Lemalu

6

Matt Bolwell

7

John Stevens

8

Paddy Ryan

Replacements

16

Tom Cowan Dickie

17

Hayden King

18

Jay Tyack

19

Cory Teague

20

Charlie Wright

21

JB Bruzulier

22

Arwel Robson

23

Antonio Kiri Kiri