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sunday, 23 September, 2018
14:30

Green King IPA Championship Rd 4, The Mennaye

Cornish Pirates

VS

Yorkshire Carnegie

25 February, 2018

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League / Cup

Greene King IPA Championship Rd 15

Stadium

Mennaye Field, Penzance

Date

sunday, 25 February, 2018

Kick Off

14:30

Home

Cornish Pirates

Away

Yorkshire Carnegie

Pirates ‘Chomping at The Bit’ For Mennaye Action

After weeks of incessant rain in West Cornwall, the Cornish Pirates and their supporters will be looking forward to Sunday, and a first home game in 2018.

Since the Pirates last played a match at the Mennaye Field, which was back on New Year’s Eve, two fixtures had to be postponed. One was just a couple weeks ago against Yorkshire Carnegie, who will be this weekend’s welcome opponents.

Sunday’s rearranged game is a 9th versus 3rd clash in the Greene King IPA Championship, and the kick-off is at 2.30pm.

Changes in the Cornish Pirates starting line-up from the one that faced Nottingham Rugby last week sees Alex O’Meara and Harry Strong named as the wing pairing, Chris Morgan selected alongside Brett Beukeboom in the second-row, and John Stevens at open-side flanker. Included among the replacements are player/coach Alan Paver and Toby May.

Speaking ahead of Sunday, Cornish Pirates’ player/coach Alan Paver has commented:

We have had a lot, a lot of water on the pitch this winter and the ground staff have done a fine job, to even at times get it close to being playable. For obvious reasons It’s been a difficult period for the club and for the team, but with wind and sunshine this week it is at last looking in good nick for action and we are just chomping at the bit to get out there.

As for the challenge posed by Yorkshire Carnegie, who have done well in the league, they beat us narrowly 28-26 in October. They first and foremost pride themselves on their set play, so we know we’re going to have a bit of a wrestle there, and they also have good players to play an expansive game. With their balance they can cause sides a lot of trouble.

Match Officials

Referee:

Simon Harding

AR1:

Simon Adams

AR2:

Nick Marshall

No:4:

Ben Russel

Assessor:

Lloyd Jackson

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Cornish Pirates Line Up

Starting 15

15

Kyle Moyle

14

Alex O'Meara

13

Dan Koster

12

Nicolas De Battista (c)

11

Harry Strong

10

Will Cargill

9

Alex Day

1

Marlen Walker

2

Sam Matavesi

3

Christian Judge

4

Chris Morgan

5

Brett Beukeboom

6

Tom Lawday

7

John Stevens

8

Tom Duncan

Replacements

16

Billy Keast

17

Alan Paver

18

Toby Freeman

19

Dan Lee

20

Mike Pope

21

Laurence May

22

Toby May