Pirates Sail Into Town


Hooley Returns
By Blues Brother
April 13 2018

Cornish Pirates are quickly becoming our favourite opposition.  Games between the two sides generally involve try fests and as it's third v fourth at Goldington Road so expect similar this Saturday!

The Blues make loads of changes for the arrival of their nearest rivals.

Will Hooley, Michael Le Bourgeois and Dean Adamson start in the backs with Huw Worthington in for the injured Jarad Williams who has a badly broken thumb

In the engine room Sean McCarthy, Tom Lindsay, Ben Cooper, Jordan Onojaife and Alex Rae all return!  We mean business.

Blues: 15. Rich Lane 14. Howard Packman 13. Rory Hutchinson 12. Michael LeBourgeois (captain) 11. Dean Adamson 10. Will Hooley 9. Jordan Burns 1. Sean McCarthy 2. Tom Lindsay 3. Ben Cooper 4. Jordan Onojaife 5. Will Carrick-Smith 6. Justin Blanchet 7. Alex Rae 8. Huw Worthington

Reps: George Edgson, Dave Spelman, Alex Penny, Ed Taylor, Ben Adams, Elliot Clement-Hill, Harry Sheppard

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Pirates Sail Into Town
Posted by: Blues Brothers (IP Logged)
Date: 13/04/2018 13:07

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Re: Pirates Sail Into Town
Posted by: compo simonite (IP Logged)
Date: 13/04/2018 21:35

With all the things that have been going this week with talk of whos coming and going.......

Tomorrow we face the ever colourful Cornish Pirates ......and even more colourful supporters.....let us enjoy the day........cross our fingers for a win and the hope the sun will shine........

And perhaps just for once the away team will stay seated......so the guys in the red seats can see the game........but whatever this game has all the hallmarks of a great game...........enjoy the day.....

Re: Pirates Sail Into Town
Posted by: compo simonite (IP Logged)
Date: 14/04/2018 17:32

Awful.....!

Re: Pirates Sail Into Town
Posted by: TryBlues (IP Logged)
Date: 14/04/2018 17:44

Missed Williams!

Re: Pirates Sail Into Town
Posted by: artfulbadger (IP Logged)
Date: 14/04/2018 19:11

Disastrous defence. The two points might come in handy though. Do we just need five now for third?

Re: Pirates Sail Into Town
Posted by: TryBlues (IP Logged)
Date: 14/04/2018 19:34

Yes just 5 points now. Hopefully we can get that v Nottingham

Re: Pirates Sail Into Town
Posted by: Jonathan Wilcox (IP Logged)
Date: 14/04/2018 20:37

Yep v poor defence today, Pirates deserved their win. It was an entertaining game, both teams playing a similar style of rugby too.

Looking forward to seeing the team to face Ealing. I know what Id do, but does a MRAD have the balls to do it??Time will tell.

Re: Pirates Sail Into Town
Posted by: compo simonite (IP Logged)
Date: 14/04/2018 21:46

JW ...I know what Id do......

.......ok then dont wait, JW tell us now theres a lot of Blues fans who need to have something to smile about after todays game....

Re: Pirates Sail Into Town
Posted by: Rollingrock (IP Logged)
Date: 15/04/2018 11:57

I agree JW, team selection next week will be crucial If we are to really compete. Defence next week will be key to withstanding their attack. Personally for me I would start Sheppard @ 10 with the same back line with perhaps Dicko if hes back too. In the two times we have faced Ealing this season Sheppard started both games and we were in the games up until he came off, especially re the game at Christmas. His defence is superb although doesnt attack as much as Hooley, but controls the game just as well. The bench will play an Important role too. We need to have a bench that will keep up or increase pace & power when needed. This will be a really draining game so we need to select wisely. Pack more or less picks itself. Im always wary of playing players that have signed for the oppo for next season. It will be an really exciting week for all us fans as well as the player and I cant wait for it. Can we do it ? Yes we can and I think we will. Cmon you blues !

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