Lancashire prepare for 'special' Twickenham final against Cornwall


Head coach Mark Nelson has said seeing Lancashire play at Twickenham remains special, as they prepare for a fifth successive County Championship final.

Nelson's side face Cornwall for the Bill Beaumont Cup on Sunday.

"We've done it five years on the spin but it's always a special moment," he told BBC Radio Lancashire.

Lancashire were winners of the competition in three consecutive years between 2009 and 2011, but were beaten by Hertfordshire in 2012.

Nelson continued: "In all my time going to Twickenham, we've only ever played Devon, Gloucestershire and Hertfordshire, so it's very nice to be playing a different county.

"Very few of our players will have played against any of their players, which makes it all the more interesting.

"They've got a big pack and are a very physical side, and they'll have a massive following because they haven't been to a Twickenham final for a while."

Lancashire needed a late penalty from Chris Johnson in their last group match against Cheshire to earn a losing bonus point, which was enough for them to top the group and book a return to Twickenham.

The final kicks off at 15:15 BST, shortly after the conclusion of England's game against the Barbarians.

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