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Pirates will be home in quarter-finals of British and Irish Cup

By Western Morning News  |  Posted: January 18, 2014

By Bill Sobey @billsobey

Pirates will be home in quarer-finals of British and Irish Cup

Cornish Pirates head coach Ian Davies

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The Cornish Pirates have qualified for a home draw in the quarter-finals of the British and Irish Cup.

Pirates finished the group stage as the third-best qualifiers, winning five of their six games in the Pool Six.

The Penzance club lost their final group game against Ulster on Friday night, 27-23, but crucially retained their status as one of the top-four qualifiers, as other results over the weekend went their way.

Pirates can now look forward to a home tie at Mennaye Field when the competition resumes in April. Plymouth Albion just miss out on a home match after qualifying as the fifth-seeded side.

The highest ranking club in each of the six pools were the pool winners, and together with the two best runners-up, proceeded to the knock-out stages.

The draw for the quarter-final is scheduled to take place this Monday, January 27 and announced during the afternoon.

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