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Cornish Pirates make several changes for Bristol challenge

By KevinMarriott  |  Posted: September 14, 2012

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Cornish Pirates boss Ian Davies has freshened up his side with several changes ahead of Sunday's tough trip to face Bristol at the Memorial Ground (3.15pm), writes Dick Straughan.

Wes Davies, out of action with an Achilles injury since mid-October, makes a welcome return at full-back with Gloucester loanee Rob Cook unavailable.

Gavin Cattle drops to the bench in an otherwise unchanged back division with Tom Kessell taking over at scrum-half.

Kyle Marriott will lead the side with the only other change to the starting XV seeing former Bristol lock Darren Barry returning to action to face his old side.

On the bench Bath dual registered forwards Max Maidment and Joe Buckle keep their places after impressing last week against Plymouth alongside David Lyons, Ryan Storer, Aaron Penberthy and recent acquisition from the Exeter Chiefs, hooker Jack Yeandle.

Flanker Chris Morgan returns from an injury sustained on the Pirates last visit to Bristol in May and also starts on the bench.

Cornish Pirates: W. Davies, T. Bedford, T. Riley, J. Fatialofa, M. Evans, K. Hallett, T. Kessell, B. Maidment, P. Burgess, K. Marriott (capt), G. Johnson, D. Barry, B. Prescott, R. Elloway, P. Andrew.

Replacements: R. Storer, J. Yeandle, M. Maidment, D. Lyons, C. Morgan, G. Cattle, A. Penberthy.

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