Unbeaten Sides Go Head To Head
By Phil Westren, Cornish Pirates Media Officer.
CORNISH PIRATES V CROSS KEYS at the Mennaye Field Sunday 18th December kick-off 2pm
Two teams who have both played three and won three games in this season’s British & Irish Cup competition go head to head at the Mennaye Field on Sunday (ko 2pm).
In a new cross-pool format the Pirates top Pool 1 following wins against Bristol (50-22), Plymouth Albion (0-38), and Munster A (6-10). As for visitors Cross Keys, they top Pool 2 having impressively beaten Moseley (42-3), Ayr (7-32), and Welsh Premiership leaders Neath (45-18).
Cross Keys winger Kristian Ballard, with four to his name, is the top top try-scorer in the competition to date, and their back line is one that can clearly play an expansive style, which is of no surprise considering former Wales star Mark Ring, who was the Director of Rugby with the Pirates in 1997, is the Welsh side’s backs coach.
With the forecast looking improved for Sunday, a good-sized crowd is expected at the Mennaye Field for what should be a fascinating clash.
Tickets are available as usual from the club’s ticket office, open Mon-Fri from 9am-12 noon, on-line at www.cornish-pirates.com, and from from certain Warrens bakers shops about the county.
Season ticket holders should note that entry to this match IS covered by their season ticket.
Also, of interest to family groups there’s an excellent ‘Family Saver’ ticket offer for this game – only £25 for 2 adults and children.
Make sure you print your ‘Family Saver’ offer flyer by visiting www.cornish-pirates.com and clicking on the ‘Family Offer’ link, then simply bring the flyer with you on the day and pay at the gate. Alternatively, the family ticket offer will also be printed in the ‘Cornishman’ newspaper’ on Thursday 15th December, which can also be cut out to bring along and pay at the gate on the day.