SIX SOUTH WEST STARTERS IN UNDER 18 TEST XV

England U18 head into the final match of their southern hemisphere tour hoping to make it three wins from three when they play Australia Schools at Ignatius College on Sunday, kick off 5am (UK time).

Head Coach John Fletcher has made nine changes from the side that beat Australia A Schools 27-0 on Wednesday and says that the squad are excited about the forthcoming Test match.

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FIT-AGAIN LOCKE SAILS INTO PIRATES CENTRE

cornish pirates rugby logoCornish Pirates will be keen to get back on track in the RFU Championship at Nottingham tonight (Meadow Lane, 1945).

Pirates suffered their first Championship defeat of the season when they lost 34-24 to Bedford Blues at the Mennaye Field last Sunday.

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TEAMS: PLYMOUTH ALBION V CORNISH PIRATES

Plymouth Albion tackle the Cornish Pirates in the British & Irish Cup tonight at Brickfields (1945).

The tie comes just 11 days after Penzance-based Pirates won a 20-16 RFU Championship thriller at Brickfields thanks to full back Dave Doherty's 73rd minute try, converted by Ceiron Thomas.

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SILVER LINING UP FOR BRISTOL BOW TONIGHT

bristol rugby club crestBristol Rugby head coach Liam Middleton makes one change from his winning XV for tonight’s RFU Championship match against Nottingham at the Memorial Stadium (1945 KO).

Louis Silver earns his first competitive start for Bristol at scrum-half as the home side bid to build on last Saturday’s 17-15 success at Bedford.

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HAYES LEADS EXETER CHIEFS AT CORNISH PIRATES

exeter chiefs samoan international josh tatupu, image courtesy exeter chiefsSkipper Tom Hayes is back to lead Exeter Chiefs in today's pre-season friendly against Championship outfit Cornish Pirates at the Mennaye Field, Penzance (1700).

The Irishman, who was an ever present in the Aviva Premiership for the Chiefs last season, was only a spectator as the Chiefs won 47-10 at Connacht last Saturday. Minor neck surgery over the summer meant Hayes has been held back until today.

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TEAM NEWS: PLYMOUTH ALBION SKIPPER RETURNS

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Plymouth Albion have been boosted by the news that influential captain Sean-Michael Stephen has been passed fit to face Rotherham tonight at Brickfields (1945).

Stephen missed last week's 34-23 defeat at London Welsh due to a hip injury.

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