As usual the RFU picked it’s moment! This time to deliver the news about four hours before kick-off that London Welsh’s plans to play their Premiership games at Oxford’s Kassam Stadium was no go due primacy of tenure, in other words nor being able to play match as dictated by Premier Rugby or the TV schedules.
Bit like a red rag to a bull, and certainly one to wind up good and proper the Welsh exiles prior to their game at the Mennaye last night and boy didn’t they put on a performance. Granted the Cornish Pirates were a tad below par from the performance levels they showed over their two legs against Bristol.
So Welsh will go into the second leg with a 16-point advantage from their win last night.
Brendan Gallagher in the Daily Telegraph has a national press match report in the link.
I still think the Cornish Pirates have it in them to turn round this deficit despite having to trek up to the Kassam.
That game will bring the curtain down on another memorable rugby season in Cornwall. We will hadly have time to draw breath before we embark on the roller coaster once again for 2012/13!