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Cornish Pirates

VS

Nottingham Rugby

1 March, 2020

News & Fixtures

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League / Cup

Greene King IPA Championship Rd 14

Stadium

The Mennaye

Date

friday, 1 March, 2020

Kick Off

14:30

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Pirates Expect A Real Test Against Nottingham

Next up for the Cornish Pirates sees a return to Greene King IPA Championship action this Sunday, when the ‘Green & Whites’ of Nottingham will be welcome visitors to the Mennaye Field (ko 2.30pm).

Ahead of this third versus sixth contest it is noted that the teams have already faced each other three times this season. The Pirates won 42-7 away to Nottingham in the Championship Cup last October, and again, 23-4, away in the league in November. However, at home in the Cup at the start of December, they lost 29-20 against the Green & Whites.

Changes in the Cornish Pirates starting line-up from the one that ran out against Coventry last weekend, include a first league match start for scrum-half Rhodri Davies. Sam Rodman is selected at tight-head prop, and with Josh Caulfield returning at blind-side flanker, James McRae moves to No.8. A welcome name on the bench is that of the club’s vice-captain, Nicolas De Battista, who has returned to fitness following an injury suffered at Doncaster last October.

Speaking ahead of Sunday’s encounter, coach Chris Morgan said:

Although the first game we played against Nottingham was a bit of a runaway for us, they have proven since to be an extremely improved team, as we of course found out when they beat us at home in the Cup.”

Bringing more physicality to their game and also being well coached, we are expecting a real test.

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Tickets for the game against the Nottingham will be available at the gates on the day (open 12.30pm), whilst in the meantime they can be purchased on-line.

For further information please visit www.cornish-pirates.com/tickets

Match Officials

Referee:

Sara Cox

AR1:

Clare Daniels

AR2:

Nick Marshall

No:4:

Iain Kiy

Assessor:

David Morgan

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Cornish Pirates Line Up

Starting 15

15

Kyle Moyle

14

Robin Wedlake

13

Rory Parata

12

Shae Tucker

11

AJ Cant

10

Will Cargill

9

Rhodri Davies

1

Marlen Walker

2

Dan Frost

3

Sam Rodman

4

Fa'atiga Lemalu

5

Brett Beukeboom (c)

6

Josh Caulfield

7

Will Wilson

8

James McRae

Replacements

16

Tom Channon

17

Jack Andrew

18

Will Norton

19

Danny Cutmore

20

Antonio Kiri Kiri

21

Alex Schwarz

22

Javier Rojas Alvarez

23

Nicolas De Battista