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Nottingham Rugby

VS

Cornish Pirates

4 October, 2019

News & Fixtures

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League / Cup

Championship Cup Rd 3

Stadium

Lady Bay

Date

friday, 4 October, 2019

Kick Off

19:45

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Pirates Expect a Cracking Encounter at Nottingham

For their Round 3 match in this season’s Championship Cup the Cornish Pirates are on their travels again this week, when on Friday they play Nottingham Rugby away (ko 7.45pm).

The ‘Green & Whites’, who won their Cup opener 83-0 at home versus Yorkshire Carnegie and then lost 22-17 away to London Scottish last weekend, will inevitably provide a tough challenge at ‘The Bay’ ground in West Bridgford.

The Cornish Pirates have again made several changes, including Fa’atiga Lemalu stepping back from the second row to take the blind-side flanker berth. On the bench back-rower James McRae, who is dual-registered with Exeter Chiefs, will be looking to add to the 15 appearance he made for the Pirates last season

Speaking ahead of the game, Cornish Pirates’ joint coach Alan Paver has commented:

We produced a compelling performance to beat Yorkshire Carnegie last weekend, and despite making a few changes to this week – to give everyone a fair crack of the whip – we have again selected a very strong side.

Travelling on Thursday for a Friday evening match provides a different type of challenge, although we are used to being flexible with short weeks and long weeks.

Our matches against Nottingham have been exciting, and with playing under lights always creating a different atmosphere we are just really keen to get up there for what is expected to be a really competitive, and cracking game of rugby, between two evenly matched sides.

Match Officials

Referee:

Matt Turvey

AR1:

Tim Wigglesworth

AR2:

Greg Garner

No:4:

Owen Taylor

Assessor:

Peter Farrell

Cornish Pirates Line Up

Starting 15

15

AJ Cant

14

Alex O'Meara

13

Callum Patterson

12

Nicolas De Battista (c)

11

Robin Wedlake

10

Javier Rojas Alvarez

9

JB Bruzulier

1

Jack Andrew

2

Tom Cowan Dickie

3

Craig Mitchell

4

Danny Cutmore

5

Brett Beukeboom (c)

6

Fa'atiga Lemalu

7

John Stevens

8

Will Wilson

Replacements

16

Tom Channon

17

Marlen Walker

18

Jay Tyack

19

Jake Clemson

20

James McRae

21

Alex Schwarz

22

Will Cargill

23

Maliq Holden