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Cornish Pirates

VS

Hartpury RFC

22 December, 2019

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League / Cup

Greene King IPA Championship Rd 7

Stadium

The Mennaye

Date

friday, 22 December, 2019

Kick Off

14:30

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Pirates Expect A Bumper Christmas Crowd

For Championship clubs this weekend sees a return to league action, with the Cornish Pirates scheduled to play Hartpury University RFC at the Mennaye Field on Sunday (ko 2.30pm).

The Pirates, with four wins and 2 losses, are presently third in the Greene King IPA Championship. As for the visiting Hartpury side, having won two and lost two, they are seventh in the table.

For the team’s final game in 2019, and with a bumper Christmas crowd expected, the Pirates have made several changes to the side that won their final pool game in the Cup against London Scottish last Saturday. Rory Parata returns to the starting line-up at outside centre, and Robin Wedlake moves back out onto the wing in place of Maliq Holden who is selected at full-back. One other change in the backs sees Will Cargill named at fly-half. In the forwards Tom Duncan is chosen at number 8, with James McRae shifting to the flank, and in the front row prop Sam Rodman will be looking forward to making his first league start for the Pirates. Also keen to see match action for the first time since February is a fit again Kyle Moyle who is listed among the replacements.

Speaking ahead of the game, coach Chris Morgan has commented:

Hartpury have been going well this season and have recorded some fine results. They have a decent team, and have benefitted from a really good relationship with Bristol and Gloucester, so on their day they can pose a real threat.

From our perspective it will be good to return to league action in front of a big crowd, and to then enjoy a Christmas break ahead of challenges in the New Year.

Match Day Sponsor: Cornwall Electrical Solutions
Match Ball Sponsor: Aquasource

Tickets for the game (ko 2.30pm) will be available at the gates on the day (open 12.30pm), whilst they can also be purchased on-line. For further information please visit:

www.cornish-pirates.com/tickets

Match Officials

Referee:

Dean Richards

AR1:

Ian Bibey

AR2:

Shane Lewis

No:4:

Kevin Williams

Assessor:

Sam Collins

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Cornish Pirates Line Up

Starting 15

1

Jack Andrew

2

Tom Cowan-Dickie

3

Sam Rodman

4

Danny Cutmore

5

Brett Beukeboom (c)

6

James McRae

7

Antonio Kiri Kiri

8

Tom Duncan

9

JB Bruzulier

10

Will Cargill

11

Robin Wedlake

12

Callum Patterson

13

Rory Parata

14

Alex O'Meara

15

Maliq Holden

Replacements

16

Dan Frost

17

Marlen Walker

18

Jay Tyack

19

Jake Clemson

20

John Stevens

21

Alex Schwarz

22

Javier Rojas Alvarez

23

Kyle Moyle