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Cornish Pirates

VS

Yorkshire Carnegie

8 December, 2019

News & Fixtures

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League / Cup

Championship Cup Rd 5

Stadium

The Mennaye

Date

friday, 8 December, 2019

Kick Off

14:30

Home

Cornish Pirates

Away

Yorkshire Carnegie

Pirates Will Look for An Emotional Reaction

For a Round 5 match in the Championship Cup, the Cornish Pirates will welcome Yorkshire Carnegie to the Mennaye Field this Sunday (ko 2.30pm).

Looking to put the disappointment of last week’s 29-20 home defeat against Nottingham behind them, the Pirates starting XV again shows several changes. Maliq Holden moves from wing to full-back, with Alex O’Meara and Matt Evans the named wing pairing, Callum Patterson will partner Robin Wedlake in the centre and Rhodri Davies is selected at scrum-half. In the pack there is just the one change, the loose-head prop berth to be taken by Will Norton.

On the bench, back-row man Paddy Ryan, a new arrival this week who has previously played for Northampton Saints, will be keen for a chance of match action.

Speaking ahead of Sunday’s game, Cornish Pirates’ coach Alan Paver said:

It was disappointing last weekend when despite making changes we had a strong side out. We were well prepared, but it wasn’t our finest day, especially at home, so we’ll be looking for an emotional reaction this weekend against Yorkshire Carnegie. They are trying to find their feet still, and although we can’t take anything for granted it is a chance for us to redeem ourselves by getting back to winning ways and to then look forward to the challenge of London Scottish.

Match Ball Sponsor: Mounts Bay Laundry

Cornish Pirates’ home matches in the Cup are ‘All Pay’, but with entry for those who purchase their tickets in advance being just £10, sit or stand anywhere on a first come first served basis.

Advance tickets can be purchased on-line at https://cornish-pirates.com/tickets/ or from the club’s ticket office, open Monday to Friday from 9am to 12 noon.

Entry on the day will be £15 and £1 for children under 16.

Match Officials

Referee:

Nick Wood

AR1:

Richard Waller

AR2:

Peter Brunt

No:4:

Kevin Williams

Assessor:

Steve Leyshon/Peter Huckle

Sponsors
Match Ball Sponsor:

Cornish Pirates Line Up

Starting 15

15

Maliq Holden

14

Alex O'Meara

13

Robin Wedlake

12

Callum Patterson

11

Matt Evans

10

Will Cargill (c)

9

Rhodri Davies

1

Will Norton

2

Dan Frost

3

Craig Mitchell

4

Cian Romaine

5

Danny Cutmore

6

James McRae

7

Antonio Kiri Kiri

8

Tom Duncan

Replacements

16

Tom Channon

17

Marlen Walker

18

Sam Rodman

19

Jake Clemson

20

Paddy Ryan

21

Ruaridh Dawson

22

Javier Rojas Alvarez

23

Rory Parata