Captain Jamie Prisk pre-Midlands Hurricanes
April 9, 2022
Skipper Jamie Prisk has admitted that leading his side out tomorrow will leave the Cornwall loose forward with mixed emotions.
The 29-year-old, who was born and raised in the Duchy, will make history by captaining Cornwall in their first ever Betfred League 1 match on home soil against Midlands Hurricanes tomorrow (Sunday).
With the Choughs set be roared on by a bumper partisan crowd, Prisk says this aspect of tomorrow’s match has left him feeling nervous.
However, after performing admirably in parts against North Wales Crusaders last time out, Prisk says that building on some encouraging aspects of a round two reverse has built excitement amongst the Cornwall camp.
“There are lots of nerves there for me because this will be our first game at home and in front of lots of my family and friends,” Prisk told cornwallrlfc.co.uk.
“The thought of leading the side out in Cornwall is making the hairs stand up on the back of my neck. It will be amazing for those people that will come along to watch, especially my wife and three children.
“I’ll be doing it for them and the whole of Cornwall. I don’t feel any pressure though as the feeling is one of excitement opposed to anything else.
“In parts against North Wales Crusaders, we really showed what we could do. We know the things that we didn’t do well against North Wales and we have been working hard in training this week to try and correct those.
He added: “There was loads to build on from North Wales but we know we must get off to a better start. That is the plan and that has been the message from Neil all week. We want to get stuck in from minute one and just do our best.
“We want to really challenge the Hurricanes and fingers crossed we will put on a great show for the fans that will be backing us in typically passionate Cornish fashion.”