Tanner to make Pirates debut against Moseley at the Mennaye
In welcoming Moseley to the Mennaye Field on Sunday, the Cornish Pirates will also be keen to strive for a victory that would still give them an outside chance of making the Championship play-offs.
It is clearly an important match for both sides, which now kicks off at 1.15pm and not 3pm as originally advertised.
England also play Italy in the RBS Six Nations on Sunday (ko 3pm), and with big screens showing the international game in the Travis Perkins Beer Tent at the Mennaye Field, rugby supporters will have the opportunity to watch both matches 'live'.
For the game against Moseley the Cornish Pirates welcome back skipper and scrum-half Gavin Cattle to the starting line-up. Aaron Penberthy will be his half-back partner, and Tom Bedford also comes back into the side for him and Tom Riley to form the midfield duo.
Gary Johnson will again partner former 'Mose' player David Lyons in the second-row, whilst 'up front' it's Ryan Storer and Peter Joyce who are the named propping pair.
Young hooker Will Tanner will make his debut for the Pirates, having joined the club on a dual-registration agreement with Bath Rugby, and there's a place on the bench for scrum-half Chris Cook, who has been similarly signed.
The full selection is as follows:-
Cornish Pirates: G. Pointer, A. Smith, T. Riley, T. Bedford, M. Evans, A. Penberthy, G. Cattle (capt), K. Marriott, A. Cheesman, P. Burgess, G. Johnson, D. Lyons, P. Joyce, W. Tanner, R. Storer.
Replacements: B. Prescott, R. Elloway, D. Barry, J. Tyas, C. Cook, K. Hallett, W. Davies.
Referee: Ross Campbell (RFU) Assistants: Dean Richards & Simon McConnell
Match Day Sponsor: Jewson
Match Tickets: Tickets for the Sunday's game will be available on the day (the gates will be open at 1115), but as ever they are also available on-line at www.cornish-pirates.com, and from certain Warrens shops about the county.