Cornish Pirates coach Biljon 'impressed' with Leeds win

Blair Cowan
Blair Cowan goes over for his second try as the Pirates crushed Leeds

Cornish Pirates coach Harvey Biljon says he is impressed with the way his side performed in their 52-10 Championship win over Leeds.

The home side ran in seven tries with Gavin Cattle and Blair Cowan each crossing the line twice.

Drew Locke, Phil Burgess and Ceiron Thomas, against his old club, also scored tries while Rob Cook kicked 17 points at the Mennaye.

"I'm really impressed with the players' performances," Biljon said.

"We spoke all week about our objectives and the way we were going to play and the players absolutely executed it perfectly," Biljon added to BBC Radio Cornwall.

"The forwards absolutely dominated, their set play was excellent and the backs allowed us to play in the right areas of the field and opened it up at times," Biljon said.

The win over Leeds, who were relegated from the Premiership last term, was the biggest of the season for the Pirates, who go top of the table.

But Biljon admitted that the players were aware they must not ease up, adding: "It's only September and coming from the players was, 'make sure we keep concentrating, keep the focus and don't get carried away'.

"Although we've had a very good performance there's still a lot of work on and a long way to go," Biljon said.

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