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The Cornish Pirates can confirm that an exciting pre-season friendly will be played at home against Premiership side Worcester Warriors on Saturday 11th September (ko 5pm).
Ahead of the Pirates 2021/22 RFU Championship campaign, the Warriors will inevitably provide strong opposition, plus the fixture will see a welcome return of supporters. Everyone will be keen to watch their team perform ‘live’ at the Mennaye Field once more, and especially against such a prestigious side.
The Pirates and Warriors, who have faced each other several times in the past, have forged a healthy relationship, remembering that Warriors centre Will Butler had a spell dual-registered at the Pirates last season, whilst Cornish prop Jay Tyack has moved from the Pirates to the Warriors.
As he looks forward to welcoming the Warriors, Cornish Pirates’ joint head coach Alan Paver has commented:
We have a good relationship with Worcester, and this is an ideal opportunity to get such a game on. I think it will be valuable to both teams – for them to play against an experienced Championship side and to help new faces bed in, whilst we will be aiming to challenge ourselves against a Premiership outfit, as we ideally like to do each year.
For supporters, and the team, it should be a great occasion – one we will very much look forward to together.
With reference to ticket arrangements for the game, these will be confirmed and made known as soon as possible.
(Note: It is also expected to soon confirm one more excellent pre-season fixture to hopefully take place on the evening of Friday 3rd September, so watch this space!)
We are delighted to confirm Man Down as an Official Charity Partner, after their recent visit to The Mennaye.
When the Cornish Pirates recently played Doncaster Knights at the Mennaye Field, a match day collection in aid of Cornwall Hospice Care raised the very worthy sum of £560-56.
Having departed the Cornish Pirates at the end of last season to join Jersey Reds, good news confirms that wing Robin Wedlake has signed a contract to rejoin the club for the remainder of this present season.