Plymouth Albion prioritise league over British & Irish Cup

Ruairi Cushion
Scrum-half Cushion joined the Albion coaching staff in the summer

Plymouth Albion must focus on their league survival rather than trying to get results in the British & Irish Cup, says player-coach Ruairi Cushion.

Albion to remain bottom of their pool and have lost all three of their matches.

Plymouth have lost their last 16 games and are bottom of the Championship.

"We have to start utilising the cup competition a little bit differently to what we would have liked," Cushion told BBC Radio Devon.

"We have to be massively focused on the league and that means the cup drops to the back of our minds."

Albion have a week off this week as the Championship XV play Canada, with only one player, Lawrence Rayner, being picked in the squad.

They return to action on Saturday, 8 November when they travel to Jersey.

"It's huge," Cushion said of the trip to the Channel Islands. "This is it for us, this could be the turning point for our season.

"This team has belief, we know that we have been better than most of the teams that we've played.

"If we can cut the errors out and got there with the right mentality, the right level of physicality, I believe we can get the win and I strongly believe the guys in the changing room do as well."

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