Cornish Pirates staying 'grounded' after great start, says coach Gavin Cattle

Cornish Pirates v London Welsh
Cornish Pirates have lost just one game since the end of March

Cornish Pirates coach Gavin Cattle says his side are not getting carried away with their good league position.

The unbeaten Penzance-based club are third in the Championship thanks to three wins from their first four games.

"We're very grounded in the sense that we haven't played teams like London Irish, Doncaster or Yorkshire yet - there's some huge challenges up and coming," he told BBC Radio Cornwall.

"But we're very pleased with the way the boys have gone."

Off the field, the club were recently saved from going bust thanks to new investment from former owner Dicky Evans and a tie-up with the Chiefs Super Rugby franchise.

And, on the field, Pirates have beaten London Welsh, Nottingham and Bedford and drawn with Ealing, as Cattle and fellow coach Alan Paver begin their first season in joint-charge of the side.

"We've got to have the foresight that we've got these big teams to play as well," added Cattle.

"There's a lot of people around that mid-table area that are a bit of an unknown quantity really."

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