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London Irish
VS
Cornish Pirates
saturday, 27 October, 2018
15:00

Greene King IPA Championship Rd 9, Madejski Stadium

Ealing Trailfinders

VS

Cornish Pirates

29 September, 2018

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League / Cup

Greene King IPA Championship Rd 5

Stadium

Vallis Way

Date

saturday, 29 September, 2018

Kick Off

15:00

Home

Ealing Trailfinders

Away

Cornish Pirates

Vallis Way Visit ‘A Measuring Stick’ For the Pirates

Next up for the Cornish Pirates is a 2nd v 1st clash away to Ealing Trailfinders on Saturday (ko 3pm).

The strong Trailfinders side lost their opener 21-7 at home to London Irish but have since picked up bonus point wins away to London Scottish (36-31), home to Yorkshire Carnegie (42-24), and away to Doncaster Knights (38-22).

It will be remembered that the Pirates lost twice at Vallis Way last season, 29-28 in the League and 28-25 in the Cup, however at the end of April they won 39-25 at the Mennaye Field.

Changes in the Cornish Pirates starting XV from the one that faced Richmond last week sees Josh Caulfield selected at blind-side flanker, with Matt Bolwell moving to Number 8, whilst alongside them in the back-row John Stevens will be making his 50th appearance for the club. One other change is in the front-row, where Jack Andrew returns at loose-head prop.

Speaking ahead of Sunday’s game, co-coach Gavin Cattle said:

Looking at Ealing, they have of course spent a lot of money and have a really good squad. Their one tight loss was against London Irish and since then their performances have improved week on week.

For us, though, it has been pleasing that following on from the end of last season we have continued to improve and our challenge now is to perform at a higher level still.

We are under no illusions that this Saturday is going to be a measuring stick for us, however our hope is to give a really good account of ourselves.

Match Officials

Referee:

John Meredith

AR1:

Nick Marshall

AR2:

Gareth Holsgrove

No:4:

Gregory Garner

Assessor:

Lloyd Jackson

Cornish Pirates Line Up

Starting 15

15

Kyle Moyle

14

Robin Wedlake

13

Rory Parata

12

Callum Patterson

11

Harry Strong

10

Will Cargill

9

Alex Day

1

Jack Andrew

2

Sam Matavesi

3

Tyler Gendall

4

Toby Freeman

5

Brett Beukeboom (c)

6

Josh Caulfield

7

John Stevens

8

Matt Bolwell

Replacements

16

Dan Frost

17

Billy Keast

18

Danny Cutmore

19

James McRae

20

Jake Ashby

21

Harvey Skinner

22

Alex O'Meara