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Sunday afternoon's RFU Championship game at the Mennaye Field, Penzance (ko 2.30pm), could be one of the games of the season.

It's third against second, the visiting Titans arriving in Cornwall on the back of an incredible 44-6 points win against league leaders Bristol last weekend, which must have been quite a shock for the strong 'Bris' side.

As for the Pirates, they know what lies ahead and will be looking to thwart the Titans challenge for what is expected to be a thrilling 'must see' encounter.

The Pirates back-line is the same one that started and finished last weekend's away game away to London Welsh, but there are a number of changes in the forwards. Flankers Phil Burgess and Blair Cowan are replaced by Chris Morgan and Dave Ewers, and Laurie McGlone continues alongside Ian Nimmo in the second-row, having replaced an injured Mike Myerscough at Old Deer Park. In the front-row Carl Rimmer switches from loose to tight-head prop, with Rudi Brits making way, and Ryan Storer is handed the number '1' jersey. The final change from last week's starting line-up sees Dave Ward return at hooker in place of Rob Elloway.

Cornish Pirates: R. Cook, G. Pointer, D. Locke, A. Suniula, D. Doherty, J. Bentley, G. Cattle (capt), B. Maidment, C. Morgan, D. Ewers, I. Nimmo, L. McGlone, C. Rimmer, D. Ward, R. Storer.

Replacements: L. Fairbrother, R. Elloway, P. Burgess, B. Cowan, T. Kessell, S. Hill, C. Thomas.

Rotherham Titans: T. Foden, E. Tellwright, S. Hamilton, P. Nonu, S. Monahan, G. Law, J. Williams, S. Taulava, S. Dougall, R. Copeland, B. Maddison, S. Dickinson (capt), R. O'Donnell, D. Baines, S. Cahill.

Replacements: T. Stagg, J. Kilbane, R. Stout, A. Griffiths, C. Kirwan, M. Rhodes, C. Hodgson.

Referee: Darren Gamage (RFU) Assistants: Paul Kimber & Richard Parker-Sedgemore

Match Day Sponsor: St. Austell Brewery

Match Day Collection: For the Royal British Legion's 'Poppy Appeal'

Cornish Pirates

Phil Westren

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