Cornish Pirates get Nottingham in B&I Cup quarter-finals

Nottingham vs Cornish Pirates
Nottingham and Cornish Pirates drew 25-25 in the Championship in October

The last two English clubs left in rugby's British and Irish Cup will face one another in the quarter-finals.

Cornish Pirates will host Nottingham at the Mennaye on Sunday, 22 January.

The Pirates go into the quarter-finals with the best record of any of the teams in the tournament having topped their group with four wins from four.

Nottingham were the best runners-up after coming second to Ulster in their pool despite winning all of their matches during the group stage.

The tournament's other matches see Ulster 'A' host Munster 'A' in an all-Irish clash while Cross Keys face Welsh rivals Llanelli.

The other quarter-final sees Pontypridd travel across the Irish Sea to face Leinster 'A'.

The tournament pits teams from England's Championship, the top-six from the Welsh Premiership, the top-three sides from the Scottish Premiership and three Irish Pro12 sides who field 'A' teams against one another.

Cornish Pirates won the inaugural tournament in 2010, while Bristol won last season's competition.

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