British and Irish Cup: 'Subdued and flat' Cornish Pirates ease past Ospreys

Tom Duncan
Tom Duncan has scored 11 tries in his past 14 Pirates appearances

Cornish Pirates coach Alan Paver says his side could have played better as they beat Ospreys Premiership Select 41-5 in the British and Irish Cup.

Tom Duncan and Alex O'Meara each scored two tries, while Marlen Walker and Alex Cheesman also scored.

"Everything seemed OK in the warm-up, but when we came out we seemed a bit subdued and flat," Paver said.

"There were lots of mistakes, but from a personal point of view I think we lacked that last 10% mental effort."

The win was Pirates' second straight victory, to leave them a point behind pool leaders London Irish ahead of back-to-back games with the former Premiership club in December.

"All the games so far have been high-tempo physically, and win or lose we've always gone in 100%," Paver added to BBC Radio Cornwall.

"We got stripped a few times, made some unforced errors and looked a bit high in the contact, which is unlike us, but we managed to do enough."

Top Stories