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The Championship Cup semi-finals have been announced today which confirm that the Cornish Pirates will play their tie away to Ealing Trailfinders on Sunday 24th February (ko 3pm).
In the other semi-final London Irish will welcome Yorkshire Carnegie to the Madejski Stadium, that game also to be played on the Sunday but with an earlier 1pm kick-off.
In their quarter-final the Cornish Pirates won 17-13 away to Jersey Reds, whilst the other three semi-finalists had all won at home – Ealing Trailfinders 41-10 against Nottingham, London Irish 27-17 against Coventry, and Yorkshire Carnegie impressively 38-14 versus Bedford Blues.
The final is scheduled for the weekend 4th May.
Providing an added physical presence in the Cornish Pirates front-row next season will be Cheshire-born prop Sam Rodman, aged 26
Livewire Welsh scrum-half Rhodri Davies is the latest newcomer who will be joining the Cornish Pirates.
The second new face confirmed by the Cornish Pirates is scrum-half Ruaridh Dawson