Quins opt for experience against full-time Pirates
CARMARTHEN Quins will revert to experience whey wind up their British and Irish Cup campaign at home to Cornish Pirates tomorrow.
The Quins fielded a side with an average age of just 21 when they defeated Swansea last week. But with the Pirates in town, Quins team manager Steffan Thomas believes some old heads are important.
"Last week we had Rhodri Wells who is 28, a couple of 24-year-olds and the rest were 19 or 20," he said.
"But the Pirates are full-timers and we have picked a side accordingly."
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The Quins were defeated in Penzance earlier in the pool stages, but Thomas has high hopes of overturning that.
"When we went there we had a couple of boys with Wales Sevens and we had a few injuries," he said.
"We came away with a losing bonus point, but we fancied ourselves to get a little more."
Carmarthen Quins: C. Banfield; D. Morgan, A. Pickersgill, R. James, J. Harries; J. Dixon, R. Wells; R. Evans, R. Guest, I. Jones, C. Jones, H. Pugh, S. Bennett, R. Gallagher, E. Lloyd. Reps: A. Beaujean, G. Robinson, T. Davies, A. Laxton, L. Joseph, H. Rees, D. Daniel.