Next Up: Cornish Pirates v Yorkshire Carnegie, Sunday 8th December, Kick off 2:30pm

Next Up: Cornish Pirates v Yorkshire Carnegie, Sunday 8th December, Kick off 2:30pm


Yorkshire Carnegie play their penultimate RFU Championship Cup pool match away from home, travelling nearly 400 miles to Penzance to take on Cornish Pirates at Mennaye Field on Sunday 8th December, kick off 2:30pm.

Chris Stirling’s side had only lost once in the Cup season prior to this weekend’s fixtures, suffering a 24-20 defeat to London Scottish in their first pool game. Large winning margins over Nottingham and Yorkshire Carnegie have put the Pirates in a strong position to qualify for the quarter finals for a fifth consecutive season.

Former Carnegie players JB Bruzulier, Harry Davey, Antonio Kiri Kiri, Fa’atiga Lemalu, Craig Mitchell and Cian Romaine will all face their former club whilst forward Sam Matavesi could take on brother and Yorkshire centre Joel on home turf.


General Admission prices are £10 for Adults and £1 for Juniors in advance and £15 adults and £1 juniors on the day.

   Cornish Pirates 54 Yorkshire Carnegie 5

Cornish Pirates 54 Yorkshire Carnegie 5


Yorkshire Carnegie suffered their fifth defeat of the RFU Championship Cup campaign on their visit to Cornish Pirates, conceding 54 points ona disappointing afternoon at Mennaye Field.

There were debuts for James Magee and Ben Carlile, who are part of the Yorkshire Rugby Academy and ex Bradford Bulls player Trae O'Sullivan and former Sheffield Tigers and Worcester Warriors Academy player Tainne Finn, who both came on from the bench.

Cornish went into the game after suffering a home defeat at home against Nottingham seven days earlier, but they were able to revive their Championship Cup aspirations with a convincing Round 5 victory against Carnegie.

With conditions bright and breezy, the Pirates got off to a flyer when wing Alex O’Meara was quick to score to the left of the Newlyn posts. Fly-half and skipper Will Cargill added the extra two points.

Yorkshire Carnegie hit back and after going through the phases their efforts were rewarded in the eleventh minute when fly-half Dan Lancaster crossed at the scoreboard corner. Full-back Ryan Shaw was luckless with his conversion attempt, as it rebounded off a post.

A second score for the Pirates was soon created, it a try of the match registered by Robin Wedlake. Handed the number 13 shirt for a second week running, a combination of sheer determination, strength and pace saw him dive in for a converted try at the Newlyn gate corner.

Play was quite evenly contested for a spell, before approaching half-time it was Wedlake in the action again, this time setting up O’Meara to score his second try of the afternoon. It also took the wingman’s tally to eight in the Championship Cup alone this season.

Play became a little feisty just before the half-time whistle, but it was ably dealt with by referee Nick Wood. A former Gloucester prop, he would have witnessed more than a few such skirmishes during his time at Kingsholm, and 19-5 is as it remained at the break.

Pirates got the second half got underway with a try from hooker Dan Frost to secure the try bonus point. With the Pirates forwards in the ascendancy, it was replacement prop Marlen Walker who scored next. With the conversion to follow, Cargill also now had the chance to reach a personal 500 points milestone for the club, which he commendably did.

Further tries followed for man of the match James McRae – the flanker making yards aplenty during the afternoon – replacement fly-half Javier Rojas Alvarez and wing Matt Evans. Rojas Alvarez converted all three.

Live updates are available from the start of the match and for one week afterwards.

Home Lineup


15. Maliq Holden

14. Alex O'Meara

13. Robin Weldake-Millecam

12. Callum Patterson

11. Matthew Evans

10. William Cargill

9. Rhodri Davies

1. William Norton

2. Daniel Frost

3. Craig Mitchell

4. Cian Romaine

5. Daniel Cutmore

6. James McRae

7. Antonio Kiri Kiri

8. Thomas Duncan

16. Thomas Channon

17. Marlem Walker

18. Samuel Rodman

19. Jake Clemson

20. Patrick Ryan

21. Ruaridh Dawson

22. Javier Rojas Alvarez

23. Rory Parata

Away Lineup


15. Ryan Shaw

14. Andrew Lawson

13. Jack Metcalf

12. James Robins

11. James Magee

10. Dan Lancaster

9. Joe Green

1. Ben Carlile

2. Ben Sowrey

3. Conor Davidson

4. Jake Brady

5. Ed Bloodworth

6. Alex Humfrey

7. William Hill

8. Thomas Whitehurst

16. Adam Brown

17. Alex Reid

18. Sione Faletau

19. Ben Sugars

20. Trae O'Sullivan

21. Elliot Turner

22. Ross Whitmore

23. Tainne Finne


Home Scorers


Try: O'Meara (2)

Con: Carhill (3)

Try: Wedlake-Millecam (14)

Con: Cargill (14)

Try: O'Meara (36)

Try: Frost (41)

Con: Cargill (42)

Try: Walker (54)

Con: Cargill (54)

Try: McRae (66)

Con: Rojas Alvarez (66)

Try: Rojas Alvarez (69)

Con: Rojas Alvarez (69)

Try: Evans (80)

Con: Rojas Alvarez (80)

Away Scorers


Try: Lancaster (11)