Pirate FM News

Cornish Pirates v. Nottingham

rugby.jpg

Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 8:01am 8th January 2012

The Cornish Pirates make big changes for their first home clash of the year.

They host Nottingham at the Mennaye later, after last weekend's defeat to Bedford.

The Championship sides drew when they met earlier this season.

Lock Ian Nimmo returns to action against his former club, and Rhodri McAtee replaces Matt Evans on the wing.

Redruth's Aaron Penberthy could make his Championship debut for the Pirates.

Backs Coach Harvey Biljon said he was expecting a tough match: "Nottingham are a very, very strong outfit, you know, they've got international players scattered throughout their team so it's definitely going to be a challenge. And it's one of those fixtures where league position means nothing because it's going to be two quality teams playing against each other this weekend."

Harvey adds it is a big day for Aaron Penberthy: "The most exciting team news, I think, is that Aaron Penberthy makes his way onto the beach from Redruth. Hopefully all being well, if the game goes well, he'll get his opportunity. It'll be his first league debut if he gets on."

Here is a list of the full squad for Sunday's match: R. Cook, R. McAtee, G. Pointer, D. Locke, D. Doherty, C. Thomas, G. Cattle (capt), B. Maidment, C. Morgan, B. Cowan, M. Myerscough, I. Nimmo, A. Paver, D. WArd, P. Andrew.

Replacements: C. Rimmer, T. Cowan-Dickie, M. Smith, K. Marriott, J. Doherty, A. Penberthy, S. Hill.

Email Icon

Sign up for exclusive news, competitions and offers.
Proper Local News updates from Pirate FM

Suggested articles

Carabao Cup round two draw: Nottingham Forest face Newcastle

Sports News: Newcastle will travel to four-time winners Nottingham Forest in the second round of the Carabao Cup while Brighton face south coast rivals Southampton in the only all-Premier League tie.

Cornish fan's tribute ahead of Barry Chuckle's funeral

Cornwall News: Comedian to be honoured at his team's stadium

Trending in Cornwall

BREAKING: Child falls from harbour wall in St Ives

The youngster was airlifted to Treliske on Thursday

A38 crash leaves pensioner fighting for life

It shut a stretch near Saltash for nearly five hours

The damage after a bus caught fire on the Lizard

It sent smoke billowing across the road to Mullion

Cornish fan's tribute ahead of Barry Chuckle's funeral

Comedian to be honoured at his team's stadium

PHOTOS: Bus bursts into flames on the Lizard

It shut the road between Coverack and Goonhilly

Camborne surgery to shut at end of year

5,700 patients will need to find a new doctor

WATCH: Mum and child get caught in rip current

Lifeguard stripped down to his boxers and rushed to help

CCTV released after £40k of jewellery stolen

A shop in Penzance was targeted in broad daylight

UPDATE: A38 shut after serious crash

An elderly woman has been rushed to hospital

More news...

Pirate Extra Pirate 70s Escape LoveCornwall