Cornish Pirates out for revenge in final Friday night game
The Cornish Pirates end their Friday night experiment at home to London Scottish in the Greene King IPA Championship at the Mennaye Field tomorrow night (7.45pm)
This game gives the Pirates the chance to seek revenge, after losing twice o the Exiles last season.
Chris Morgan, who became a father on Sunday, will skipper the Cornish side as Gavin Cattle continues his recovery from injury, while the Pirates are also without the services of Aaron Carpenter and Matt Evans, who have departed Cornwall to play Canada in their November internationals.
Besides the return of flanker Morgan, there are five other personnel changes in the Cornish Pirates starting line-up from the one that faced London Welsh away last weekend.
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Alan Paver comes in at tight-head prop, Darren Barry will partner Will Graulich in the second-row, Laurie McGlone is selected at No. 8, Kieran Goss slots back into the side on the wing, and Junior Fatialofa is named at inside centre.
Head Coach Ian Davies expects a tough gam and said: "The London Scottish side is a very good one, with some quality players. They were disappointed to have lost narrowly to Rotherham last week, whilst it will also be remembered that our two defeats against them last season were hard to take.”
He added: "Friday night's game will provide a great contest under the lights and we look forward to the support of a big crowd to cheer us on.”
Cornish Pirates: Craig Holland; Mike Pope, Tom Riley, Junior Fatialofa, Kieran Goss; Kieran Hallett, Tom Kessell; Laurie McGlone, Joe Atkinson, Chris Morgan (capt); Darren Barry, Will Graulich; Alan Paver ,Tom Channon, Shane Cahill. Replacements: Rob Elloway, Ben Prescott, James Sandford, Alex Cheesman, Angus Sinclair, Rhron James, Luke Jones.
Referee: Dean Richards (RFU)
The gates and bars open at 5.45pm.