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Richmond Rugby

VS

Cornish Pirates

9 February, 2019

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League / Cup

Greene King IPA Championship Rd 15

Stadium

The RAG

Date

friday, 9 February, 2019

Kick Off

15:00

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Pirates Must Turn Up with The Right Attitude

This coming Saturday sees the Cornish Pirates return to Greene King IPA Championship action with a Round 14 game away to Richmond (ko 3pm).

The two teams have met each other five times since the West London’s team’s Championship level arrival in 2016. Richmond won the first two encounters, but the Pirates have emerged victorious since, including a hard-fought 29-19 result at home in September.

For Saturday’s 11th versus 5th in the league clash, the Cornish Pirates make four changes in their starting XV from the one that faced Jersey Reds last weekend. Matt Evans is selected on the wing and Alex Schwarz is named at scrum-half. In the forwards, prop Christian Judge makes his first start since September and Josh Caulfield returns to wear the number six shirt. A fit again Tom Duncan also takes a seat on the bench.

Speaking ahead of Saturday’s contest, Cornish Pirates’ co-coach Alan Paver has said:

We know we have to be on our mettle this Saturday, as nothing is a given and at this level you can’t get away with a poor performance, because you’ll get beat.

It will be important that we do the basics really well to execute our game and that the set piece especially functions. It is crucial – you need a scrum, you need a line-out and you definitely can’t lose both in a game. Turning up with the right attitude is also key.

Match Officials

Referee:

Greg Macdonald

AR1:

Gareth Holsgrove

AR2:

Shane Lewis

No:4:

Veryan Boscowan

Assessor:

Lloyd Jackson

Cornish Pirates Line Up

Starting 15

15

Kyle Moyle

14

Matt Evans

13

Rory Parata

12

Callum Patterson

11

Robin Wedlake

10

Javier Rojas Alvarez

9

Alex Schwarz

1

Marlen Walker

2

Sam Matavesi

3

Christian Judge

4

Danny Cutmore

5

Brett Beukeboom (c)

6

Josh Caulfield

7

Matt Bolwell

8

Dan Lee

Replacements

16

Dan Frost

17

Tom Concu

18

James McRae

19

Tom Duncan

20

Alex Day

21

Harvey Skinner

22

Dan Koster