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Youth Rugby Summer Camps

Summer is here (despite the weather) and several Cornish rugby clubs are holding events for youngsters to enjoy an opportunity to learn about and develop their skills in our great game.

Events we have been made aware of are at:

 

·        Cornish Pirates (at Truro and Penzance) - http://www.cornish-pirates.com/community/summer_camps.html

 

·        Launceston RFC - http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/launcestonrugbyclub/news/rugby-4-all-summer-camp-at-launceston-rugby-club-1882454.html

 

·        Redruth RFC - http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/redruth/news/redruth-chiefs-camps-1891420.html

 

·        St Austell RFC - http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/staustell/news/youth-rugby-summer-camps-1891384.html

 

For details check out the individual club’s website by copying and pasting the address into your browser.

Happy rugby days for all! Enjoy!

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U12 Cornwall Developing Player Programme

 

Tuesday 14th February 2017

U12's Cornwall DPP Session

10am to 12pm

Truro College

 

The cost of the session is £10 and you can book a place by completing and returning the attached application form along with your cheque/PO for £10 payable to CRFU. Please can you return your forms and payment before Friday 3rd February.

 

Many Thanks,

Rich Siveter.

 
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Cornwall Too Strong For Visitors

With this being the only home fixture for Cornwall U18 group this season, the players and coaches were keen to put on a good display for the faithful Cornish crowd that had gathered at St Austell's Tregorrick Park on Sunday afternoon.

With a few injuries to squad members, the coaches used the opportunity to select from the promising number of U17 players that have been highlighted through the U17 selection process. Even with the changes to the match day 23 the Cornwall players were confident following on from two strong performances against Bucks and Devon.

Things didn't start well though, when Cornwall lost one of their props in the warm-up.

The previous two fixtures had been "selection" games and it was obvious from the start that as this was effectively a "friendly", the intensity wasn't quite the same, as Cornwall looked laboured and couldn't seem to bring the normal consistency to their game.  With dominance in the forwards and a huge attacking force in the back line it was only Cornwall's mistakes and frustration that kept Somerset in the game.

Eventually things began to click and Cornwall managed to get on the scoreboard through some excellent continuity play in the forwards.  With the offloads now "sticking" confidence was growing.  Somerset soon quashed the new found confidence when Cornwall failed to secure the restart and some simple but effective "one up" driving by the visiting forwards led them to the Cornwall line.  Only a few meters away Cornwall again were guilty of communication failings when the Somerset 9 simply strolled around the corner of a ruck to score. (7-5)

The Somerset score and the "gentle encouragement" from the Cornwall coaches appeared to concentrate the "black & gold" players as this was to be the final score by Somerset.  

Cornwall took a hold of the game and with the forwards being able to provide a solid platform, the impressive backs began to tear holes all through the defence.  A further two tries were scored in the first half meaning Cornwall went into the break with a healthy 21-5 lead.

The 2nd half pretty much followed the first with Somerset only managing to break into the Cornish 22 on the rare occasion.  The inclement weather probably didn't help matters but it appeared that Cornwall adapted best to the constant changes from sun to rain to hail back to sun again.  Cornwall scored a further three unanswered tries in the 2nd half (one converted) to finish off the afternoon 38-5 victors.  

The players and coaches would like to thank St Austell RFC for their fantastic hospitality and use of their facilities as always.  Thanks again to the large support, including the members of TASC, who braved the cold and wet to cheer on the players.

 

The U18 season is now complete but the coaching team now move on to the U17 season which begins in earnest on 20th Nov at Bodmin RFC where the annual "squad day" will be held.

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Honours Even In Local Derby

The second and final game for Cornwall in this season's England Counties (SW) U18 Championship saw them face their old rivals, Devon.

With Devon putting Gloucestershire to the sword in their first game of the championship and Cornwall losing in a frustrating game against Buckinghamshire the Devon squad felt confident that they could "get one over" on their Cornish counterparts.

With a number of changes to the squad from the previous week, with players back from injury Cornwall felt this was an opportunity to put right some of the wrongs from the Bucks game.  Unfortunately Cornwall again seem to struggle to get the bus journey out of their system and found themselves 7-0 down in the first 7 mins.  The large Devon pack finding their feet first in the contest.

This reaction from the Cornwall side was impressive and again they began to tighten their grip.  With total dominance in the scrum and with the lineout functioning Cornwall had plenty of possession and created a number of scoring opportunities, however the clinical finish required at this level appeared to have been left behind somewhere on the A30.  To all involved and those supporting how the Cornish lads were not "out of sight".  With the complete dominance in both territory and possession it was only Cornwall's control at the crucial moment that kept Devon in the game. With the large travelling support for both teams camped around the Devon 22 it was obvious who would score next and Cornwall duly obliged with a flowing backs move to score out wide (7-7)

Although easily on top in many facets of the game Cornwall couldn't build on their first score and finished the half all square.

The second half continued and quickly Cornwall began to build phases and the forward dominance led to a second try (14-7)  Unfortunately it appeared the Cornwall dominance in the scrum was about to work against them as Devon ran out of qualified front row players and the game had to move to uncontested scrums.  This allowed Devon to have a platform they hadn't enjoyed earlier in the game.  Allowing the big "back five" to run more freely at the Cornish defence and after a number of narrow attacks and some valiant defence from Cornwall, Devon managed to trundle over under the posts (although the Cornish player placed between the ball and the ground appeared not to count?) (14-14)  

With their new found freedom and their "tails up" Devon managed to score again when after a number of tight phases and the Cornish defence dis organised the Devon scrum half darted through a gap around the break down to score (14-21)

With 10 minutes to go Cornwall again began to build pressure and found themselves camped again in the Devon 22.  Without the ability to tie in the Devon defence due to uncontested scrums Cornwall had to work hard for their third try but powerful driving from the pack led to a break off the maul and a touch down out wide.  With the conversion successful the game was level 21-21.  The final whistle couldn't come quickly enough for Devon but again Cornwall has let a game they had completely dominated get away from them and their failure to convert pressure was frustrating for all.

Two games that were equally winable finished with unfavourable results.  Although ultimately it is about the players performance and as far as South West selection goes the result is immaterial, for the coaches and the players this is definitely two games that were there for the taking.

 Squad against Devon

  1. Callum Degenhardt (St Austell)
  2. Callum Dewson (Launceston)
  3. Kyle Gratrix (St Austell)
  4. Jake Clemson (St Ives) (C)
  5. Cory Teague (Wadebridge)
  6. Noah Stanier-Smith (Camborne)
  7. Josh Hart (Newquay)
  8. Keane Whitaker (St Austell)
  9. Sam Gilder (St Austell)
  10. Jack Old (Wadebridge)
  11. Jake Carr (St Austell)
  12. Tom Hawken (Helston)
  13. Reuben Edwards (Launceston)
  14. Kyle Bradley (Helston)
  15. Johnny Wood (Truro School)
  16. Rory Cinnamond (Launceston)
  17. George Sanders (St Ives)
  18. Luke Barnes (Camborne)
  19. Archie Connolly (St Austell)
  20. Peter Bebbington (Launceston)
  21. Mike Austin (Truro School)
  22. Aaron Simmonds (Newquay)
  23. Rory Heard (Truro School)
 
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U12 Cornwall Developing Player Programme

MONDAY 24th OCTOBER 2016

Please find attached the application form to enrol on to the second U12's development day on Monday 24th October, either a morning or afternoon session at Truro College. Those who applied for the August session will roll over and get an automatic place for Mon 24th Oct.

Please return the £10 and application form to:

Rich Siveter

Penwith College

St. Clare Street

Penzance

TR18 2SA

This is open to players of all abilities and for the first time. It is also open to boys and girls. It is for any players who wish to improve their core skills and game understanding in fun and challenging coaching sessions.

 
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U18's Get Off To Winning Start

Monday evening saw the Cornwall U18 squad get their season up and running.  With the traditional season "opener" against a Plymouth College XV.

The game, originally planned to be played at the home of Plymouth Albion, was shifted to the 3G pitch at Keyham at the last minute.

With limited time together, an away fixture against a side that have been together for a couple of years and had recently returned from a pre-season tour in Wales was always going to be a great test.  Made even more difficult with the number of injuries and unavailable players hitting the Cornish side.

From the KO it was clear that the bigger Cornwall side had the upper hand and dominated the early possession with backrow Keane Whitaker opening the score within the first 5 mins.  For all the possession though, Cornwall were finding it difficult to breakdown a very well organised and stubborn defence.  Cornwall failed to adjust their game to what was being placed in front of them and attack after attack would either "fizzle" out or the ball would be spilt with possession being handed over to the College boys.

Plymouth began to find their way into the game and their skillful half-back pairing began to take control.  With good game management Plymouth found themselves deep in the Cornwall 22.  Fortunately the defence was solid and Cornwall managed to break free and build an attack of their own which ended in a try scored by second row Archie Connolly.  With the score 0 -12 Cornwall reached the half time break content, if not exactly pleased.

With a full front row, half back pairing and one centre changed at half time it was always going to take a few minutes to get organised again, and so it was that Plymouth took advantage straight from the whistle.  With some larger than normal gaps in the defensive line the Plymouth fly half strolled through to score under the posts immediately from the restart.

Cornwall recovered well though and eventually got back into their stride.  Again they dominated possession but slow ball at the breakdown and a lack of ability to play "heads-up" rugby which would have seen them out flank their opponents meant the college side were always in contention.  With both sides scoring a further try a piece and the scores 12 - 17 Cornwall finally managed to break free by with another try from Whitaker and one from winger Jake Carr, score 12 - 27.

With minutes to play and with the college right winger "slicing" down the 5 meter channel he must have caught a glimpse of a black and gold "steam train" heading his way and stepped inside to evade it, unfortunately that steam train was blindside flanker Whitaker who was not allowing anyone to cross the Cornwall whitewash, with the Plymouth player coming off considerably worse.  The tackle was deemed to be slightly high and as the referee felt the winger was in the action of scoring a try it was given as a penalty try.  Final score 19 - 27

All in all a positive start to the campaign and a special mention to the U17 players who filled in at the last minute.

 

Next game away to Somerset U18 on 25th Sept at Weston-Super-Mare RFC

 
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Keeping our Children Healthy & Safe in Rugby- Saturday 4th June at St Austell RFC

There will be a second Club Safeguarding Officers conference Saturday 4th June, the details of which are attached below.

Please can you let Ann Demaine know who and how many from your club will be able to attend.

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Remember that other officers of the club can be invited too! 

 
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Under 12s - Cornwall Rugby Developing Players Programme

 

WEDNESDAY 17th FEBRUARY 2016

Please find attached the application form for the upcoming U12's DPP sessions on Wednesday 17th February.
 
We have changed the format slightly in that you now select either a morning session or an afternoon, not a whole day. This is due to the fatigue injuries at the end of a long day and the retention of quality information. The sessions are now £10 to reflect the shorter format. Please complete the form and return along with your payment to the address enclosed.
 
Many Thanks,
Richard Siveter (DPP Manager)

 
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Officials of the CRFU Mini/Junior Group

Chairman: Tony Knightsbridge
Crantock, South View, Liskeard
Tel: 01579 349220 Mob: 07944 731625 email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Hon. Secretary: Elaine Latus
10 Queens Park, Wadebridge, Cornwall, PL27 7PP
Mob: 07966 522271 email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Competitions Secretary: Fay Gilder
13 Higher Lavorrick, Mevagissey, St Austell, PL26 6TB
Tel: 01726 843366 email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Club Fixtures Co-Ordinator: David Fields
Melrose, Church Road, Mabe, Penryn, Cornwall, TR10 9HW
Tel: 01326 376568 Mob: 07584 297157 email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

CBRDP Rep: David Fields
Melrose, Church Road, Mabe, Penryn, Cornwall, TR10 9HW
Tel: 01326 376568 Mob: 07584 297157 email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

County Safeguarding Manager: Ann Dermaine
Tripcony House, St Germans, Saltash PL12 5LS
Tel: 01503 230292 Mob: 07977 595393 email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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