Cornish Pirates v Moseley
An ‘as expected’ tough September for the Cornish Pirates will see their playing month end with the visit of Moseley to the Mennaye Field on Sunday (ko 3pm).
Three games into this season’s Greene King IPA Championship and the Pirates presently prop up the 12-team league table, with zero points to their name. As for Moseley who finished seventh in the league last season, they are presently ninth, having also experienced an almost equally tough start as the Pirates. A 22-all home draw opener against Jersey chalked up two league points to start their season, but they followed that result with two losses. Going down 23-7 to Worcester Warriors, however, was no disgrace, and nor was a 28-32 result against Yorkshire Carnegie last weekend, when they at least earned a bonus point.
Despite never having never lost a league fixture against them in Cornwall, the Pirates will be aware that the famous Moseley club poses a threat. Their team is seemingly on the up again, and seen as dangerous opponents the Cornish Pirates will hope that a big crowd gathers at the Mennaye Field on Sunday to provide support needed as the Pirates go in search of points.
Tickets for Sunday’s game will be available at the gates on the day, but in advance they can also be purchased on-line at www.cornish-pirates.com and from the club’s ticket office 01736-331961, which is open Monday – Friday from 9am – 12 noon. Also, as recently announced, Cornish Pirates’ Advance Adult & Concession Tickets are now on sale at the following Rowe’s Cornish Bakers shops: Camborne -Commercial Square, Falmouth – Market Street, Helston – Meneage Street, Penzance – Causewayhead & Market Jew Street, Redruth – Fore Street, Truro – Victoria Square & Piazza, Back Quay.
Pirates On Loan
It was last week announced that a small number of players in the Cornish Pirates squad will be going on short term loan to various clubs. This has a benefit of giving certain players important game time, which in some cases is especially beneficial as as they return to full fitness.
The following is a list of the players concerned and the clubs they are going/have gone on loan to:-
John Stevens – Redruth
Rob Elloway – Bournemouth
Craig Holland – Worthing
Jake Parker – Chinnor
Commenting with reference to these helpful loan arrangements, the Director of Rugby at the Cornish Pirates, Ian Davies, said:
“It is a win win situation for us really. We build up strong relationships with National League clubs and also our players get a chance to get valuable game time as they continue to return back from injury.”