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Roger Watson

Roger Watson

Christmas Gift Ideas

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Looking for your last-minute gifts or Christmas money to spend? Take a look at the O’Neills on-line shop here:

O’Neills has agreed a three-year deal to supply Cornish teams with playing and off-field kit. The CRFU is very appreciative of their support and we hope to see as many supporters as possible donning O’Neills clothing to show support of the county sides.

The new shirt has a splendid watermarked Cornwall shield and was used by the Cornwall Development XV when they played at Launceston in November.

The full range of Cornwall replica kit can be purchased from the O’Neills on-line shop here:

Club Accreditation

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SAVE THE DATE – Wednesday 10th January 2018, Redruth RFC at 7.30 p.m.


If your club is intending to apply for RFU or CRFU funding in the future it is extremely important to be represented at this meeting.

RFU Club Accreditation will soon become a pre-requisite of any grant or loan application. It replaces previous schemes (such as the Seal of Approval) and is much simpler to complete. It is a WHOLE CLUB exercise and the process itself has proved very useful to those clubs which have completed it.

We plan to have representatives of accredited clubs present to explain the process so that clubs who have yet to engage with the scheme can find out more about it. It will also be helpful in supporting clubs who have started but not yet completed the exercise.

Make 2018 the year YOUR club gains RFU Accreditation.

Cornish Clubs Festive Fixtures 2017

Most of the leagues take a break over the Christmas period but The Pirates have two games before their week off in January. Redruth have their return match against Barnstaple where they lost in September.

Other than the Championship the leagues return to action on 6th January 2018.

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Happy Christmas and Happy New Year

Friday 22nd December

Greene King IPA Championship

Bristol Rugby                    v                  Cornish Pirates              (19.45)


Saturday 23rd December

National League Two South

Redruth                          v                  Barnstaple                        (14.00)        


Tuesday 26th December - Boxing Day Derbies

Camborne                      v                    Redruth                          (14.30)        

Hayle                             v                  St Ives                           (time and venue tbc)

Lankelly-Fowey             v                 St Austell 2nds               (time and venue tbc)

Penryn                           v                 Falmouth                       (time tbc)

Perranporth                                    Chairman’s Day              (time tbc)

Saltash                           v                St Boniface Old Boys         (11.00)

Truro                              v                  Roseland                        (time tbc)


Saturday 30th December

Tribute Cornwall Cup (Quarter-Final)

St Austell                       v                 Penryn                           (14.00)


Sunday 31st December

Greene King IPA Championship

Cornish Pirates              v                 Jersey Reds                      (14.00)

Cornish Clubs Fixtures for Saturday 16th/Sunday 17th December 2017

The last full weekend programme of 2017 sees The Pirates in action in Round Four of the British & Irish Cup with three teams tied on nine points in Pool Five.

Redruth will be optimistic as they travel to Coventry to meet struggling Broadstreet whilst Camborne will be keen to ease their relegation worries by completing the double in the cross-Tamar derby with Brixham.

In Tribute South West One fifth placed Launceston entertain sixth placed Thornbury whilst in London’s sister league London Cornish host CS Rugby 1963. Western Counties West leaders St Ives make the short journey to Wadebridge Camels whilst St Austell will hope to keep the pressure up when they entertain Paignton. Falmouth need a home win to start the climb out of the relegation zone.

Saltash, pace-setters in the Tribute Cornwall & Devon League, cross the river to play Plymouth Argaum while third placed Penryn host Torrington. Struggling Hayle host fifth placed Bude. The last two fixtures in the Tribute Cornwall League are for pride only as Liskeard-Looe have already secured top slot and the split into Tribute Cornwall One and Two has already been settled.


British & Irish Cup

Cornish Pirates                        v                  Scarlets Premiership Select (Sunday 17th)


National League Two South

Broadstreet                                 v                  Redruth


South West Premier

Camborne                                v                  Brixham


Tribute South West One West

Launceston                              v                  Thornbury                       


London & South-East Division - Division One South

London Cornish                        v                  Civil Service Rugby 1863


Tribute Western Counties West

Crediton                                    v                  Truro

Falmouth                                   v                  Tiverton

St Austell                                   v                  Paignton

Wadebridge Camels                v                  St Ives


Tribute Cornwall & Devon

Hayle                                        v                  Bude

Lanner                                      v                  Wellington

Penryn                                      v                  Torrington

Pirates Amateurs                     v                 Tavistock

Plymouth Argaum                      v                  Saltash


Tribute Cornwall League

Liskeard-Looe                         v        Illogan Park

Redruth Albany                       v        St Just       

(All other Round One fixtures completed)


Tribute Cornwall Leagues One and Two

With the first round of fixtures almost complete the split into the two Cornwall Leagues is now known. The top eight will compete in Tribute Cornwall League One in the New Year whilst the other seven clubs will make up Tribute Cornwall League Two. The fixtures will follow in due course.

Tribute Cornwall One


Camborne School of Mines

Illogan Park


Newquay Hornets


St Agnes



Tribute Cornwall Two





Redruth Albany

St Just


Cornish Clubs Results for Saturday 9th December 2017


The Pirates go down in Port Talbot on Monday evening.

In National Two South Redruth bounced back to winning ways with a seven try thrashing of new boys Tonbridge Juddians for whom ex Bude and Cornwall player Duncan Tout played in the centre.

Saturday marked the half-way mark in the leagues below Level Four with an injury ravaged Camborne grabbing their first ever win at Weston Hornets to ease the relegation worries. Launceston gave the league leaders a fright in South West One West but lost by a single point to Exeter University. At the same level London Cornish shared 68 points with Tottonians in a thrilling encounter.

In the Tribute Western Counties West League St Ives produced an outstanding win over Devonport Services to take the top slot whilst St Austell’s win puts them in second place. Falmouth go into the second half of the season in a precarious position and will be hoping for a change of fortunes to climb out of the relegation zone.

Saltash are the new leaders of the Tribute Devon & Cornwall League at half-term after putting 30 points past Penryn who slip to third whilst Hayle fill one of the relegation slots.

With most clubs having played their final game before the Tribute Cornwall League splits into Cornwall One and Two Liskeard-Looe take the top slot as Bodmin are beaten at Veor.


British & Irish Cup (Pool Five)

Scarlets Premiership Select           18 - 10                   Cornish Pirates   

(Monday 11th December at 7.15 p.m. at Aberavon RFC, Port Talbot)                                 


National League Two South

Redruth                                    45 - 11                   Tonbridge Juddians          


South West Premier

Hornets                                     22 - 28                   Camborne  


Tribute South West One West

Launceston                              19 - 20                   Exeter University             


London & South-East Division - Division One South

Tottonians                                 34 - 34                   London Cornish            


Tribute Western Counties West

Paignton                                   27 -   8                  Falmouth

Sidmouth                                  49 -   7                  Wadebridge Camels

St Austell                                24 - 12                   Kingsbridge

St Ives                                     34 - 19                   Devonport Services

Truro                                       20 -   8                   Burnham-on-Sea


Tribute Cornwall & Devon

Plymouth Albion Oaks               27 - 15                   Pirates Amateurs

Saltash                                    30 -   7                  Penryn                                    

Tavistock                                36 -   0                  Lanner

Wellington                               HWO                    Hayle

Wessex                                     10 - 19                  Bude


Tribute Cornwall League

Perranporth                            AWO                     Liskeard-Looe

Redruth Albany                         7 - 64                  Lankelly-Fowey

Roseland                                 17 -   5                  Illogan Park

St Agnes                                  52 -   0                  Helston

St Just                                     HWO                     Camelford

Stithians                                  20 - 19                 Camborne School of Mines

Veor                                        18 - 13                   Bodmin

(No fixture – first round of games all played - Newquay Hornets)         


CRFU Delighted to Announce New Partnership with O’Neills

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O’Neills has agreed a three-year deal to supply Cornish teams with playing and off-field kit. O’Neills was founded in 1918 as a manufacturer of Gaelic footballs and it is now the largest sportswear manufacturing company in Ireland.

The first time the new shirt, complete with watermarked Cornwall shield, will be used will be at Launceston on Saturday 18th November when the Cornwall Development XV will play Launceston. The full range of Cornwall replica kit can be purchased from the O’Neills on-line shop here: