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RFU Championship Match of the Month: November

31 October 2011

  • Match of the Month feature launched
  • Round 11 sees¬†many ample contenders
Match of the Month: Bristol Rugby vs Cornish Pirates

Photo: RFU Archive

Round 11 of the RFU Championship sees plenty of clashes worthy of the 'Match of the Month' tag, including an all exile battle between London Welsh and London Scottish and a Yorkshire derby with the Titans playing host to Doncaster Knights.

But the game that will undoubtedly be billed as one of the league deciders is Bristol Rugby versus Cornish Pirates. Both sides have made it to the RFU Championship final in the past two years, with Bristol losing out to Exeter in the inaugural season and Cornish Pirates falling down to Worcester Warriors in May 2011.

Heading into Round 10 and despite a crushing by Rotherham Titans, Bristol are still yet to lose at home, making the Memorial Stadium a fortress for any visiting side. But Pirates will go into the West Country clash full of confidence, having beaten Bristol twice last season. For ticket information, visit

Bristol Rugby vs. Cornish Pirates, Saturday, November 20, KO 1500