RELEGATED Aviva Premiership side London Welsh have been drawn in the same British & Irish Cup group as the Cornish Pirates for the 2015/16 season.

The pools were announced on Wednesday morning and sees the Mennaye Men also paired with Cardiff Blues and Nottingham.

Last season the Pirates failed to progress past the group stage of the competition which they famously won in 2010.

The opening fixtures take place on November 14 with Welsh travelling down to the Mennaye, which will kick-off at 3pm.