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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!)
Kernow Model Rail Centre (KMRC) have been a long-term valued sponsor of the Cornish Pirates. All associated with the club will be aware that for many years Chris Morgan was kindly sponsored by the award-winning business, firstly as a player and then as a coach.
Nyns o an gewer y'n myttin rag an kensa fyt kesunyans an seson pur dha gans lewgh ha niwl law, mes warbydn kensa pot an ebron re omglersa ha'n howl a dorras 'mes dhe ry dohajedh perfydh rag rugby.
Devon-born Dan Powell, aged 40, has been appointed Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach at the Cornish Pirates. He will work alongside Head Strength & Conditioning Coach, James Owen.
At a time when the Cornish Pirates could do with a little back up in certain positions, the squad has been boosted by the arrival of two gifted new faces in the shape of hooker James Benjamin and centre Seb Atkinson.