Roger Watson

Roger Watson

Clubs' Conference Reminder

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This year’s conference will be held on Sunday 29th October at Truro College. The theme will be:

“Putting the Emphasis on the Young in your Club.”

 The day will run from 10.30 a.m. till 3.00 p.m. and will incorporate the CRFU 2017 Financial AGM at 12.35 p.m. A pasty lunch will be provided.

The half-term date has been chosen to try to minimise clashes with youth/mini/junior rugby to enable those involved with young people in their clubs to be able to participate.

The day is aimed at club officials, club representatives on the CRFU and all who work with young people in the game in Cornwall. Please click on the link below to download the full programme.

To assist us with catering and to enable the printing of name badges it is essential for clubs inform John Sumnall IMMEDIATELY.

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Cornish Clubs Fixtures for Saturday 28th/Sunday 29th October 2017

The Pirates will hope to take their B&I Cup form on the road as they return to league action with a tricky trip to Yorkshire.

In National Two South the Reds, boosted by a good win in the wind last week, travel to Henley looking for that elusive away win. Camborne enjoy their second consecutive week at home as they entertain Cleve. In Level Six Launceston make the short trip to Bideford whilst London Cornish entertain Brighton.

Falmouth travel to league leaders Devonport Services whilst the chasers, St Austell, St Ives and Wadebridge Camels are all on the road to mid-table opposition in Western Counties West. In the Tribute Cornwall & Devon league the leaders Penryn are hosted by fifth placed Lanner whilst Saltash will expect to keep the pressure on as they travel to winless Wessex.

In the Tribute Cornwall League Liskeard-Looe continue to set the pace and will expect to maintain their lead as they host Camelford whilst their closest rivals, Bodmin, travel to Perranporth.

Check the clubs’ websites and local press for kick off times.

SUPPORT YOUR CLUB and enjoy your rugby!

Greene King IPA Championship

Doncaster Knights                       v                  Cornish Pirates (Sunday 29th)


National League Two South

Henley Hawks                             v                  Redruth


South West Premier

Camborne                                v                  Cleve           


Tribute South West One West

Bideford                                     v                  Launceston


London & South-East Division - Division One South

London Cornish                        v                  Brighton                


Tribute Western Counties West

Chard                                        v                  St Austell

Crediton                                     v                 Wadebridge Camels

Devonport Services                     v                  Falmouth

Torquay Athletic                         v                  St Ives

Truro                                        v                 Paignton                


Tribute Cornwall & Devon

Bude                                        v                  Plymstock Albion Oaks                                 

Hayle                                        v                  Plymouth Argaum   

Honiton                                    v                  Pirates Amateurs

Lanner                                      v                  Penryn

Wessex                                    v                  Saltash                         


Tribute Cornwall League

Lankelly-Fowey                       v                  Helston

Liskeard-Looe                         v                  Camelford

Newquay Hornets                   v                  Camborne School of Mines

Perranporth                            v                  Bodmin

Redruth Albany                       v                  Veor

Roseland                                 v                  Stithians

St Agnes                                  v                  St Just       

(Illogan Park– no fixture)

Cornish Clubs Results for Saturday 21st/Sunday 22nd October 2017

The Pirates make it two from two to top Pool 5 of the British & Irish Club.

In National Two South Redruth secure a comfortable bonus point win over old rivals Clifton whilst down the road in the South West Premier Camborne grind out a win over Newbury Blues. As expected Launceston have an easy win at home to Teignmouth in South West One West whilst London Cornish find league leaders Medway too strong in London One South.

In Tribute Western Counties West St Austell and St Ives both continue to keep the pressure on the league pace-setters, Devonport Services with comfortable home wins.

The Tribute Cornwall & Devon league sees Penryn consolidate their lead with a tight win over Honiton but Saltash slip up at home to Wellington. In the Tribute Cornwall League Liskeard-Looe maintain their lead with an away win at Camborne School of Mines but Bodmin keep the pressure on with a 26 – 0 win over Newquay Hornets.

British & Irish Cup

Cornish Pirates                        23 - 14                   Ulster ‘A’       (Sunday 22nd)


National League Two South

Redruth                                    36 -   3                  Clifton         


South West Premier

Camborne                                11 -   7                   Newbury Blues       


Tribute South West One West

Launceston                              60 -   3                  Teignmouth           


London & South-East Division - Division One South

London Cornish                       15 - 59                   Medway                


Tribute Western Counties West

Falmouth                                   7 - 22                  Crediton

Sidmouth                                13 - 23                   Truro

St Austell                                46 -   0                  Burnham-on-Sea

St Ives                                    31 - 17                   Tiverton

Wadebridge Camels              17 - 12                   Chard


Tribute Cornwall & Devon

Lanner                                          P                       Withycombe

Penryn                                       9 -   3                  Honiton

Pirates Amateurs                    19 - 16                  Hayle

Plymouth Argaum                       6 - 19                  Bude

Saltash                                   26 - 32                  Wellington


Tribute Cornwall League

Bodmin                                    26 -   0                  Newquay Hornets

Camborne School of Mines     15 - 29                 Liskeard-Looe

Camelford                               12 -   0                  Lankelly-Fowey

Helston                                      0 - 32                  Illogan Park

St Just                                     10 - 26                   Roseland

Stithians                                  41 -   7                  Redruth Albany                        

Veor                                          HWO                     Perranporth

(No fixture - St Agnes)    

‘Stack’ Stevens - Service of Thanksgiving

It has been confirmed that a ‘Service of Thanksgiving’ for Brian ‘Stack’ Stevens is to be held at:

St. Mary’s Church, Penzance

Friday 27th October

commencing 12 noon

Those attending the Service of Thanksgiving are afterwards invited to the Pirates ‘Westholme’ clubhouse.

Following a long illness Stack sadly passed away on Tuesday 10th October 2017.

A true legend in Cornish rugby Stack skippered Cornwall from 1973 to 1975 and played 83 times for the county. He was capped 25 times for England (captain in 1971) and was a 1971 British and Irish Lion when they toured New Zealand in 1971.

Our thoughts are with Stack’s nearest and dearest at this sad time.

Cornwall XV 1953/54


Another photo from the archive showing the team of sixty plus years ago. Note Harold Stevens (second from right, middle row) and Peter Michell (left, crouching).


Full sized, named, printable copy can be downloaded below.


Navy Trio Answer the Call for ‘One and All’

The Cornwall Rugby Football Union is delighted to announce a new coaching team for Cornwall Ladies for the 2017/18 season. Pictured are Head Coach Martyn Ruskin (centre) with Assistant Coach Chat Harris and Team Manager Lorry Osman.

Under their guidance the hope is for Cornwall Ladies to participate in the 2018 Gill Burns County Championship.

Both Martyn and Chat have an impressive background in women’s rugby within Cornwall coaching and delivering strength and conditioning at Torpoint and more recently at Plymouth Albion. They have also been appointed head and assistant coaches for the Royal Navy Ladies team which will work hand in hand perfectly with their county roles.

Martyn said, “I am looking forward to the new challenges coaching the CRFU ladies squad and developing the ladies to effectively compete in the county competition towards the end of the season and move CRFU women’s rugby in the right direction."

Last but not least, Lorry Osman has taken the role of team manager. Already heavily involved with girls’ rugby within Cornwall she also has a wealth of experience within the women’s game both as a player and as Assistant Team Manager for the Royal Navy ladies’ team.

Another exciting development is that 17-year-old girls can play in the women’s game and the trio plan to aid this transition.

Launceston RFC will be the home of Cornwall ladies this season with training and the two home fixtures being played there. The CRFU would like to thank Liz Holden and the committee at Launceston RFC for hosting the ladies.

First on the agenda is a Ladies Development Day Saturday 18th November from 10.00 am. to 2.00 p.m. when all ladies who play in Cornwall or have dual registration due to university will be welcome.

Find us on Facebook at ‘Cornwall Senior Ladies Rugby 2017/18 or contact Lorry by email on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Gill Burns (Division Two) Ladies County Championship Fixtures 2018

Sunday 29th April – Dorset & Wilts v Cornwall (away)

Sunday 6th May – Cornwall v Somerset at Launceston RFC

Sunday 13th May – Cornwall v Hertfordshire at Launceston RFC

Bill Beaumont County Championship 2018

Cornwall open the campaign at Redruth where they host Surrey on Saturday 5th May 2018. The following week will see the party move to Camborne where Devon will be the guests. On Saturday 19th May the boys will take on old rivals Hertfordshire at Bishop’s Stortford RFC.

Make a note in your diaries – make your travel arrangements – be sure to be there with your black & gold dusted off!


Saturday 5th May 2018

Cornwall v Surrey at Redruth


Saturday 12th May 2018

Cornwall v Devon at Camborne


Saturday 19th May 2018

Hertfordshire v Cornwall at Bishop’s Stortford


Click on the link below for the full fixture list.

Click on the link below for a full size, printable copy of the poster.