The Cornish Pirates begin their pre-season friendly schedule on Saturday when they participate in a pre-season friendly at Redruth (ko 2.30pm).

The visit to the Recreation Ground was to have formed part of a triangular set of fixtures, also involving Camborne, however the ‘Cherry & Whites’ are now unfortunately unable to participate.

Admission by £10 tickets, available to purchase on the day, will include entry to the stand on a first come first served basis. The gates will open at 12.30pm, with children under 16 admitted free.

From a Pirates perspective the match will provide supporters with an opportunity to see most of the club’s new signings in action.

The named XV and replacements for the first half will be:

15 AJ Cant, 14 Harry Davey, 13 Rory Parata, 12 Nicolas De Battista (capt), 11 Matt Evans, 10 Javier Rojas Alvarez, 9 Ruaridh Dawson, 8 Tom Duncan, 7 John Stevens, 6 Jake Clemson, 5 Danny Cutmore, 4 Fa’atiga Lemalu, 3 Jay Tyack, 2 Tom Channon, 1 Jack Andrew.

Replacements: Suva Ma’asi, Hayden King, Will Norton, Sam Rodman, Brett Beukeboom, Matt Bolwell, Jean-Baptist Bruzulier, Will Cargill, Alex O’Meara, Callum Patterson, Robin Wedlake, Maliq Holden.

For the second half, the named XV and replacements will be:

15 Maliq Holden, 14 Robin Wedlake, 13 Shae Tucker, 12 Callum Patterson, 11 Alex O’Meara, 10 Will Cargill, 9 Rhodri Davies, 8 Tom Duncan, 7 John Stevens, 6 Matt Bolwell, 5 Brett Beukeboom (capt), 4 Jake Clemson, 3 Sam Rodman, 2 Dan Frost, 1 Marlen Walker.

Replacements: Suva Ma’asi, Will Norton, Hayden King, Jay Tyack, Fa’atiga Lemalu, Danny Cutmore, Alex Schwarz, Javier Rojas Alvarez, Matt Evans, Rory Parata, AJ Cant.

Referee: Dean Richards Assistants: Jonathan Healy & Phillip Watters

As part of their sponsorship with the Cornish Pirates, Glengoyne will be providing the ‘Glengoyne Trophy’ to be presented at the end of the match to the adjudged ‘Player of the Match’.

Besides the club bars and food outlets there will be free tasting in the Edinburgh Gin Tent, plus a post-match clubhouse Disco.