Cornish Pirates confirm friendly line-up
The Cornish Pirates have today confirmed an updated list of pre-season friendly fixtures, as outlined below.
It should be noted that the friendlies scheduled for both August 10 and 31 will see a triangular series of matches of 40 minutes duration, whereby each club will play against each other on those dates.
The games on the 10th will be played at Polson Bridge, Launceston, and the games on the 31st will be at the Mennaye Field, Penzance.
Cornish Pirates pre-season friendly fixtures:
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Saturday August 10
Cornish All Blacks/St Austell/Cornish Pirates (Triangular) – ko 3pm
Saturday August 17
Worthing v Cornish Pirates – ko 3pm
Thursday August 22
Saracens v Cornish Pirates – ko 6.15pm
Friday August 30
Cornish Pirates v Cornwall Select XV – ko 7.30pm Saturday August 31
Cornish Pirates/Cinderford/St. Austell (Triangular) – ko 5pm
Saturday September 7
Bath University v Cornish Pirates – ko 3pm (venue TBC)
* Meanwhile Jersey RFC have signed former Cornish Pirates and Exeter Chiefs centre Drew Locke following his release by Aviva Premiership side Gloucester.
Locke joined the Pirates in 2010 on dual-registration with the Chiefs, before signing a contract with the Mennaye outfit in 2011. He appeared in both the Pirates Championship play-off finals against Worcester and London Welsh.
He now becomes the sixth former Pirate in the Jersey squad, alongside Nicky Griffiths, Joe Buckle, Ben Maidment, Aaron Penberthy and Grant Pointer.
As well as facing the Pirates, who Jersey will face in both the league and British & Irish Cup, Locke may also face another former club, Coventry, who take on Jersey in a pre-season match on August 31.