Cornish Pirates 'phenomenal' in London Welsh victory

Jack Arnott
Jack Arnott was one of five Pirates players to score tries at London Welsh

Cornish Pirates director of rugby Ian Davies says his side were "phenomenal" in their 38-19 win at London Welsh.

The bonus-point win was Pirates' fourth in succession in all competitions and their second consecutive league win.

"To come away from home to London Welsh, who are a good strong outfit, our second half performance was phenomenal," Davies told BBC Cornwall.

"To go in at half-time just a point up, London Welsh left the field and thought they'd won the game," he added.

The win saw Pirates move up to 10th place in the Championship, relieving the pressure some had been putting on the Welshman after a run of just two wins in nine had left them bottom of the division.

"I'm glad that big panic button that people were trying to push in front of me three weeks ago didn't get pressed because we knew what we were doing," Davies added.

"We knew it would take time and the season was slightly different with eight games on the bounce, rather than a small window and then the British and Irish Cup, so people started to panic.

"But we didn't and the players didn't and the proof is in the pudding as they say. We're starting to play some great rugby."