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Cornish Pirates make changes for final B & I Cup Pool game

By Rhod_Mitchell  |  Posted: January 16, 2014

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The Cornish Pirates' side to face Ulster Ravens at Deramore Park, Belfast, on Friday evening (7.30pm), in their final British & Irish Cup Pool game, shows several changes from the one that beat Ayr 28-21 at the Mennaye Field on Sunday.

Matt Evans comes back into the side at full-back, and with Kieran Goss returning on the wing there is a move to scrum-half for Mike Pope.

Changes in the forwards, see Tom Duncan selected at No8 and Shane Cahill at tight-head prop, while two young members of the squad, forwards Matt Bolwell and back Max Bodilly, who have recently had game time at Redruth after recovering from injury, are named on the bench.

The Pirates have already qualified for the quarter-finals with five straight wins, but are not yet guaranteed a home tie in the draw, which is due to be made on Monday, so need a good result in Northern Ireland.

Cornish Pirates:   15 Matt Evans, 14 Kieran Goss, 13 Tom Riley, 12 Alex Dancer, 11 Kyle Moyle, 10 Angus Sinclair, 9 Mike Pope; 1 Kieran Davies, 2 Aaron Carpenter (capt), 3 Shane Cahill, 4 Neale Patrick, 5 Will Graulich, 6 Jake Parker, 7 Joe Atkinson, 8 Tom Duncan.

Replacements:   16 Tom Channon, 17 Jack Andrew, 18 Darren Barry, 19 Matt Bolwell, 20 Tom Kessell, 21 Tom Hendrickson, 22 Max Bodilly.

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