McGlone Leads The Pirates On The March To Mayfield
Awaiting their visit at the Mayfield Playing Fields, Dundee (ko 3pm), and it a first ever meeting between the two teams, will be one of Scotland’s most historic and famous clubs, namely Dundee High.
No. 8 Laurie McGlone will have the honour of skippering the Pirates side, and it one that sees a welcome back to fitness for Grant Pointer who is selected on the wing. Tom Bedford moves into centre and Jack Nowell is named at full-back.
Changes in the forwards from the team that started against Carmarthen Quins last weekend sees returns to the starting line-up for Phil Burgess and Ben Maidment, who form the flanker pairing, and there’s a fresh front-row trio in Ben Prescott, Jack Yeandle and Paul Andrew.
Jim Wigglesworth, a 19 years old wing/full-back who is on loan from Hull RUFC and has played for England Counties, has been named on the bench.
For supporters unable to make the 600 miles plus journey to Dundee on Saturday, it is confirmed that BBC Radio Cornwall will once again be providing ‘live’ coverage of the game.
Cornish Pirates: J. Nowell, G. Pointer, A. Cheesman, T. Bedford, B. Mercer, A. Penberthy, T. Kessell, L. McGlone (capt), P. Burgess, B. Maidment, D. Barry, D. Lyons, B. Prescott, J. Yeandle, P. Andrew.
Replacements: R. Storer, D. Semmens, P. Joyce, G. Johnson, R. Coote, T. Riley, J. Wigglesworth.