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Don’t Let The Heat Wave Stop You Wearing Black & Gold!

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As the heat wave continues and tee shirts become a “must have” why not opt for “black & gold”?

The T-shirt pictured is just one of many items you can buy to show your support for Cornwall available here:

There may not be any live rugby to watch for a few weeks, but you can still wear the colours with pride on the beach, watching the cricket or wherever you are!

Pre-Season Friendlies 2018

Can’t wait until September when the real action starts?

As our clubs enjoy pre-season training we look forward to the pre-season friendlies in August. Games that we are aware of are below. This list will be updated as and when we are informed of other games/changes.

Please check kick off times in the local press/club websites nearer the day.



Aberavon Wizards             v        CORNISH PIRATES                      5.30 p.m.

Exmouth                          v        REDRUTH                                  2.00 p.m.

ST IVES                           v        CAMBORNE                                3.00 p.m.

LAUNCESTON                   v        Old Fullerians (Hertfordshire)       tbc

Cheltenham                      v        LISKEARD-LOOE                         tbc



BUDE                               v        LAUNCESTON                             7.30 p.m.



PENRYN                           v        ST IVES                                     7.00 p.m.



CORNISH PIRATES            v        Exeter Chiefs                              7.30 p.m.



TRURO                            v        PENRYN                                    7.00 p.m.



REDRUTH                         v        Beddau                                      2.00 p.m.

CAMBORNE                      v        Taunton Titans                           3.00 p.m.

Barnstaple                        v        LAUNCESTON                             tbc

FALMOUTH                       v        Canton (Cardiff)                          tbc

LISKEARD-LOOE               v        ST AUSTELL                               3.00 p.m.

WADEBRIDGE CAMELS      v        BUDE                                        tbc



PIRATES AMATEURS         v        FALMOUTH                                7.30 p.m.



Plymouth Albion                v        CORNISH PIRATES                      2.00 p.m.

REDRUTH                         v        ST AUSTELL                               2.00 p.m.

LAUNCESTON                   v        PENRYN                                     3.00 p.m.

BUDE                              v        Hornchurch (Essex)                     tbc

LIKEARD-LOOE                 v        Ivybridge                                   tbc



ST AUSTELL                     v        BODMIN                                    6.00 p.m.

CRFU Training Conference 2018 – Coaching, Refereeing, First Aid and GMS

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Sunday 29th July at St Austell RFC 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.

We would like to invite you to the 2018 CRFU Training Conference, this year the conference will provide opportunity for development in coaching, refereeing, first aid and also with the use of GMS.

You can find a little more detail on the attached flyer. (See link at the bottom of the page)

To book onto the course please follow this link:

Fill out in Google Forms

Any questions please get in contact with local RDO Jonny Stephenson - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


GMS Workshop

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An important message from Jonny Stephenson, Cornwall’s RDO, regarding the RFU Game Management System (GMS).


We have a GMS workshop in Cornwall, please share the information below with your club contacts. This is a great opportunity for all clubs to upskill in this area as it will be the owners of GMS running the program.


Date: 02/08/18

Venue: Truro RFC

Time: 7pm – 9pm

Who should attend: Any Club Administrators - Those that are interested or new to the Finance and Websites features in GMS



1.       Finance Module

·         Dashboard

·         Setting up payments

·         How do payments work

·         Settlements and costs associated to using the facility

·         Creating Membership Schemes

·         Creating Products

2.       Members Module

·         Dashboards

·         Adding Contacts

·         Bulk Upload

·         Editing Members

·         Adding Roles

·         Assigning Memberships

·         Email

·         Exporting Data

·         Filtering Data

·         Adding Relationships

·         Cleaning up data

3.       Website

·         Creating a Website

·         Logging in

·         Designing the website

·         Adding Content

·         Assigning Permissions

·         Links with GMS

·         Adding Events and Membership

·         Managing Fixtures and Team

·         Creating additional Pages


To book a place at your chosen workshop please use the link below.




Fill out form


If I can help any further, please let me know.


Kind regards,

Jonny Stephenson




Cornwall Rugby Developing Players Programme

The application process has begun for the enrolment of players into the 2018-19 Cornwall Rugby DPP. Please download and print off the application form for your son's age group in Sept 2018. Complete and return the application and medical consent forms to Richard Siveter at the address enclosed ASAP (all applications will be accepted).




Please also download a copy of the DPP Handbook for your reference.


For those starting in Year 9 and above in September 2018 the first date to note is Monday 10th September (see DPP Handbook).


Many thanks and look forward to seeing you all in September.


Rich Siveter

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Bolingey Barbarians Look Forward to 25th Anniversary Season

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The wonderful institution that is Bolingey Barbarians will be celebrating their 25th anniversary this year and knowing them they will be sure to do it in style!

This invitation side has developed into the flagship veterans’ side in Cornwall but one of their main aims is to raise funds for disadvantaged children in Cornwall and to date they have raised a staggering £100,000.

The Barbarians’ President, John Sumnall, writes a brief potted history:

Bolingey Barbarians History

Bolingey Barbarians RFC will celebrate their 25th Anniversary in the 2018-19 season. The Club was formed on the 30th March 1993 which followed an ad-hoc match that had been played between the Bolingey Inn and Perranporth RFC on the 07th March 1993 to raise funds for a local cause.

As the ad-hoc match had been so successful, it was decided to form the Club and follow the values and traditions that were seen to being eroded by the advent of professional rugby. Six matches were to be held each season, two each against Cornwall Clubs at “Senior “, “Junior” and Veteran’s level. Selection was by invitation only and all players were considered guests for the day and presented with the Club tie which they were expected to wear if invited again to participate. This invitation gave many players the chance to engage with other athletes that they would normally never play with and had probably spent many seasons competing against.

However, there were other aims of playing and that was to raise funds for disadvantaged children in Cornwall and to date we have donated more than £100,000, in various amounts, to 57 organisations and groups, both large and small, in Cornwall.

Perranporth RFC very kindly agreed to Bolingey Barbarians using their facilities to play matches but the after-match festivities always take place at the Bolingey Inn where all the mementos adorn the walls. This “third half” provided the ideal opportunity, which appeared to be diminishing in Club Rugby, to share a meal with your opposite number, take a beer together and finish the day with traditional singing of Cornish and some rugby songs. Children were and are always welcome and join their mothers and fathers for the occasion.

In the first season of playing it was agreed that the Club should be registered to become a non-voting member of the Rugby Football Union through the Cornwall RFU and a successful probationary period of one year was served. However, in the first three seasons it was already becoming increasingly difficult to raising a team to play a Cornwall “Senior” Club as the Club Coaches did not want to release their players in case of injury and it was decided to concentrate on Veterans’ rugby. This was an unknown blessing in disguise as the veterans loved recalling old times after playing and were probably in a better financial position than they were in their earlier playing days.

That the Club is held in high esteem by the many that have come into contact with us is not in doubt as the Cornwall RFU have very recently offered to donate £500 to our chosen charity and their Management Board Members have asked to be invited to a match in the 25th season.

Bolingey Barbarians has produced something never expected: friendships that have now lasted at least 25 years, fostered and maintained Veteran’s Rugby in Cornwall and last, but not least, £100,000 for disadvantaged children in Cornwall.


Sunday 14th October 2018 at Perranporth RFC and afterwards at the Bolingey Inn when the CRFU will present £500 for the Barbarians to allocate in recognition of their outstanding achievements over the past 25 years.

Bolingey Barbarians v Perranporth K.O. 1.00 p.m.


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Photo: Peter Berriman (IktisPhoto)

A well-attended AGM confirmed John Sumnall as President-Elect for 2018/19. John will become President for 2019-2022 when our current President, Peter James, ends his three-year term of office.

After the formal business Tony Knightsbridge of Liskeard-Looe was presented with a county blazer badge and buttons by The President in recognition of the time he has served on the CRFU.

The final presentation of the evening was to Peter Berriman who is retiring after many years’ service as a medic to many Cornwall representative sides. Peter has been a great support to hundreds of players and many colleagues over the years and his calm and reassuring presence will be missed at training sessions and at pitch-side on match days.

In recognition of his contribution Peter was presented with a county shield and made a Life Vice President of the Union.