THE Cornish Pirates will be looking to cement fifth place in the Championship when they travel to Doncaster Knights on Saturday for their final match of the season.

The Pirates make a number of changes to their starting line-up from last week’s win over Yorkshire Carnegie.

Will Cargill returns at fly-half while in the forwards, Jack Andrew is named at loose-head prop and Dan Lee will partner skipper Brett Beukeboom in the second-row.

Cornish Pirates co-coach Alan Paver is looking forward to an exciting contest

He said: After a good game and a welcome victory against a strong Yorkshire Carnegie team last Sunday the guys have had a couple of days off to recover from bumps and bruises before the long trip to Yorkshire.

“Doncaster always provide a warm welcome, are well-coached and play good rugby, so we are expecting it to be an exciting end of season encounter.

“Our team will be chomping on the bit to get out onto the pitch and aim for a win.

“We had ambition at the start to finish in the top three but for various reasons, endured a difficult period.

“Having said that, we are happy to be in that upper tier of teams in the Championship and have played some decent rugby along the way, so if we can maintain fifth position to end the season, then I think we should be more than happy.”

Cornish Pirates:   15 AJ Cant, 14 Robin Wedlake, 13 Rory Parata, 12 Callum Patterson, 11 Alex O’Meara, 10 Will Cargill, 9 Alex Day; 1 Jack Andrew, 2 Dan Frost, 3 Jack Owlett, 4 Dan Lee, 5 Brett Beukeboom (c), 6 Matt Bolwell, 7 John Stevens, 8 Tom Duncan.

Replacements:   16 Marlen Walker, 17 Tom Concu, 18 Nodar Cheishvili, 19 Jake Clemson, 20 Alex Schwarz, 21 Maliq Holden, 22 Dan Koster.


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