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Cornish Pirates

16 February, 2018

News & Fixtures

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League / Cup

Greene King IPA Championship Rd 16

Stadium

Lady Bay Sports Ground

Date

saturday, 16 February, 2018

Kick Off

19:45

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Beukeboom Set for His 50th Pirates Appearance

The fixture for the Cornish Pirates away to Nottingham on Friday evening (ko 7.45pm), will see Canadian international lock Brett Beukeboom reach the 50 games milestone for the club.

The 8th versus 9th Greene King IPA Championship clash at Nottingham’s Lady Bay ground is expected to be closely fought, remembering that the Pirates, who have played one game less in the league than their opponents, succumbed to a narrow 34-31 defeat at home to the ‘Green & Whites’ in October.

Besides Brett Beukeboom’s lined up appearance on Friday, in a Cornish Pirates side to be skippered by centre Nicolas De Battista there is also a welcome return for Brett’s fellow ‘Canuck’ colleague, wing Matt Evans.

Following the postponement of last weekend’s Cornish Pirates versus Yorkshire Carnegie fixture, coach Gavin Cattle says the squad is looking forward to Friday night’s encounter, commenting:

After preparing for last week it was naturally frustrating that the match was postponed, and adjustments to our schedule had to be made. Now ready to face Nottingham we have a lot of respect for them, as they are coached well and they also look to implement a carefully thought out game plan, as witnessed when facing them earlier in the season.

They of course pose a threat but having said that our boys lifted themselves up following the disappointment of last week’s postponed fixture, have again trained well and are busting to get out there and play.

Gavin added:

Some of the lads who performed against Hartpury in the Cup also have opportunities to back up those performances in a bid to play for the shirt.

Match Officials

Referee:

Tim Wigglesworth

Cornish Pirates Line Up

Starting 15

15

Kyle Moyle

14

Matt Evans

13

Dan Koster

12

Nicolas De Battista (c)

11

Nicolas Coronel

10

Will Cargill

9

Alex Day

1

Marlen Walker

2

Sam Matavesi

3

Christian Judge

4

Brett Beukeboom

5

Josh Caulfield

6

Tom Lawday

7

Alex Cheesman

8

Tom Duncan

Replacements

16

Tom Cowan-Dickie

17

Billy Keast

18

Toby Freeman

19

Dan Lee

20

Mike Pope

21

Laurence May

22

Harry Strong