Trailing by nine points following their 21-12 loss at home to Worcester in the first match of the two-legged RFU Championship final, the Cornish Pirates are looking forward to Wednesday evening’s second leg.
The Pirates will travel to Worcester aware that the Warriors have a trio of reasons to feel confident – they have an experienced squad of players, they hold a ‘half-time’ lead in the final, and they are at home – but there is still a feeling that the Cornish side can cut the deficit should they eradicate errors and manage to split what proved to be a committed Worcester defence at the Mennaye Field.
Speaking ahead of the game, Cornish Pirates high performance manager Chris Stirling said: “This game will inevitably be as intense as it gets but we have beaten the Warriors at ‘Sixways’ this season and we’d love to do it again.
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“We will need to start better than we did at home and not make unfortunate mistakes, and if we can play with a bit of tempo and create chances then who knows what might happen. Worcester are well organised outfit, as you’d expect, but I am proud of what the boys have achieved and we’ll be looking to end the season on a high.”
The match at Worcester’s ‘Sixways’ Stadium on Wednesday evening kicks off at 7.45pm.