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Championship leaders Cornish Pirates defend their unbeaten record away to local rivals Plymouth Albion this weekend. Pirates won all three games between

the sides in 2010/11, but the previous year Albion were victorious when they met each other at brickfields in the regular season and the play- offs.

Fourth plays second at Goldington Road on Saturday with Bedford taking on Bristol in what is also a repeat of last seasons British & Irish Cup final. Bristol

won on that occasion to claim their first silverware for seven years; however the Blues achieved a league double over the West Country outfit.

Argentinean Juan Pablo Socino will come face to face with his former team- mates when his Nottingham side take on Rotherham in one of two Friday night

fixtures. Nottingham held the upper hand in last seasons televised encounter, winning 37-8. Esher are still looking to get their season up and running going

into their floodlit match against London Welsh. They won last seasons corresponding game, 22-19.

Having conceded more points in a single game than in any of last seasons Premiership fixtures by going down to a 52-10 loss at Cornish Pirates, a third

Yorkshire derby in the space of three weeks looms for Leeds with a home game against Doncaster Knights. The Knights won 27-12 the last time the sides

met on 7th March, 2009, at Castle Park. London Scottish entertain Moseley for the first time since the 1997/98 season, the year that the Exiles got

promoted to the Premiership.

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