Lancashire look for county record
May 29, 2014
Lancashire celebrate winning in 2013 © Getty Images
Lancashire coach Mark Nelson has told the BBC his side's experience of playing in big games at Twickenham will have no bearing on their County Championship final against Cornwall.
Lancashire will be appearing in the final for the sixth successive season - and have been in eight of the last ten finals - and are the current holders having beaten Cornwall 35-26 last year.
"They are unique experiences, particularly at Twickenham," Nelson told the BBC. "Experience has a limited effect. Cup finals are taken on their own merit. This is as special to me as the first one. You've got to treat them all as if they are your last.
"I want the players to relish the prospect of playing in a final at Twickenham, which very few players get the chance to do."
Last year went down to the wire and Nelson expects nothing different. "That was really nip-and-tuck and we're expecting another massive challenge from Cornwall," he said. "But our lads are really up for it. We're looking to rise to that challenge and put a big challenge in of our own."
Lancashire have won the competition 22 times, followed by Gloucestershire (17) and Yorkshire (15). Cornwall have won three titles, the most recent in 1999.
The match kicks off at 12.15pm with the game between England XV and the Barbarians following at 3pm.
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