Roger Watson

Roger Watson

Jacob Maloy Osteosarcoma Trust


SAT 13th May at Camborne Rugby Club

This is in aid of the Jacob Maloy Osteosarcoma Trust which was set up in memory of Jake, a keen and talented local rugby player who passed away from osteosarcoma last October at the age of just 17. 




Shirts available for a limited time only via this link.

Deadline to buy is midnight on Sunday 26th March so that your shirt is here for the 7’s Day. A percentage of all sales will go to the JACOB MALOY OSTEOSACOMA TRUST



Tribute Cornwall Cup - Second Semi-Final

Sunday 26th March - Tribute Cornwall Cup Semi-Final & Family Fun Day 

Winner to meet St Austell in the Final at Redruth on Easter Monday 

Wadebridge Camels VS Truro RFC

Molesworth Field, Wadebridge KO: 14.30




For the Mums:



For the Kids (ALL FOC):





Please come and support and enjoy

a family fun day coupled with a great

game of rugby.

Hampshire U20s 25 v Cornwall U20s 19

Despite a valiant fight back in the last ten minutes the young “Black & Golds” went down to a well organised Hampshire side who sealed the group with their third victory of the campaign. Gloucestershire’s victory over Berkshire meant the end of the road for this season’s campaign for Cornwall who finished third in the group.

Cornwall were well supported at Overton RFC who ply their trade in Hampshire II (Level 10 of the rugby pyramid). It was a strange setting for county rugby at the end of what appeared to be a lengthy farm track on a steeply sloping pitch. Apparently, Hampshire Under 20s love it there and they were certainly quickly out of the blocks looking well fired up for the encounter.

Playing up the hill with a strong breeze at their backs the hosts opened the scoring after five minutes with a forty-five-metre penalty from centre Matt Evenhand.  Ten minutes later left wing James Wise showed electrifying pace to exploit the space vacated whilst Cornish full back Toby Robinson was off the field for a head injury assessment. His touch down in the corner went unconverted.

With five minutes of the first period remaining the visitors set up a promising attack on the Hampshire line but the ball was turned over and kicked up field culminating in a try for full back Adam Musa. Evenhand added the extras to give Hampshire a 15 – 0 lead at the break. 

Despite having the advantage of the wind for the second half the steep slope appeared to give the visitors a mountain to climb both metaphorically and literally and despite a try-saving tackle by Robinson it seemed all over when Jerome Rudder and Cameron Smith combined for Smith to touch down for an unconverted try which extended the Hampshire lead to 20 – 0.

Cornwall dug deep with centre Declan Matthews carrying well and a period of sustained pressure saw the visitors open their account with a Jack Osborne try converted by Fraser Honey fifteen minutes into the second half.

The “Black & Golds” continued to press but ten minutes later Hampshire’s flying left wing, Wise, used his pace once again to cross in the corner for the home side’s bonus point try.

The final ten minutes saw the Cornish boys show real character as they stormed forward to set up a try for Cameron Sayer. Honey’s conversion attempt went wide but with the deficit reduced to thirteen points the visitors sensed that an upset was possible and threw everything at Hampshire. An excellent backs move led to a Robinson try converted by Honey.

With four minutes remaining and only one score separating the sides Cornwall kept the ball alive and pressed hard but the Hampshire defence held on to secure their quarter-final berth.


T. Robinson (St Austell), E. Tyler (Truro), D. Matthews (Redruth), M. Blee (Camborne), C. Boyer (St Austell), F. Honey (Launceston), N. Nash (Brixham), J. Bishop (St Ives), L. Powell (Redruth), J. Hodge (Redruth), H. Culverhouse (Wadebridge), D. Reed (Wadebridge), H. Smith (Wadebridge), W. Gilder [Capt.] (St Austell), M. Duggan (St Austell).

Replacements: M. Healey (Penryn), A. Vincent (Lankelly-Fowey), J.  Osborne (Launceston), C. Sayer (Camborne), R. Edwards (Launceston), T. Sandercock (Launceston), H. Jones (Unattached).  

Coaches: Mike Rawlings, Bryn Jenkins, Matt Shepherd

Team Manager: Chris Lea

Under 12 Developing Player Programme

Tuesday 4th April 2017 – 10am to 12pm – Truro College

The enrolment process for the fourth and final of our U12 (Year 7 September 2016) Cornwall Rugby Developing Players Programme (DPP) sessions is now open. This is open to players of all abilities and it is also open to boys & girls. It is for any players who wish to improve their core skills and game understanding in fun and challenging coaching sessions and games.  

Players enrol for the session by completing and returning the attached application & consent forms, along with the £10 fee for the session and return it to the address in shown. All who register will be accepted. Cheques/PO are made payable to CRFU (Cornwall RFU).

Please return your forms and payment before Friday 31st March.


Volunteer Retention & Recognition

The Club Development Committee held an open meeting at Bodmin Rugby Club on Tuesday 28 February extending an invitation to all the appointed Club Volunteer Coordinators plus other Club members involved with volunteers or simply wishing to gain more knowledge of “what is on offer”..

The meeting was well attended and was extremely productive with foundations put in place to improve volunteer retention and recognition within Clubs.

Jill Loader, RFU Volunteer Engagement Manager, was present and outlined the RFU’s Volunteer Recognition programme whilst Richard Simeons, CRFU Volunteer Coordinator, provided information on the Volunteer Recognition Programme which he had set in motion over the past 18 months starting with the provision of 92 World Cup Match Tickets for games played at Sandy Park.  Additionally three Volunteers plus guests had been provided with Match Tickets at Twickenham for RBS 6 Nations matches in both 2016 and 2017 with three Volunteers plus guests having attended Old Mutual Wealth Matches at Twickenham last autumn.

The current package for match tickets at Twickenham includes assistance towards travel and hotel accommodation plus passes to the Constituent Bodies Club Room and hospitality in the West Fan Village courtesy of Mitsubishi.  In future years it is hope that one volunteer plus guest will be able to have access to the RFU Members Lounge for one of the Autumn Internationals and one of the RBS 6 Nations matches.

Nominations for the 2017 Old Mutual Wealth Series in the autumn plus the RBS 6 Nations matches in 2018 will be sought in June or July.

The Club Development Committee have recently organised a NVQ Level 2 Course in Spectator Safety with eight Club Members taking advantage of the opportunity which involved no cost to the Club or CRFU.

Nominations will shortly be sought from Clubs for a Volunteer {plus Guest] to attend the County Match at Camborne on Saturday 20 May.  Those invited will be offered match tickets plus pre-match hospitality.


Richard Simeons

Acting Chair,

Club Development Committee.

Wooden Spoon Golf Day – Friday 16th June 2017

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Arrangements for this year’s annual Wooden Spoon Golf Day are underway.


Venue: Lanhydrock Hotel & Golf Club, Lostwithiel Road, Bodmin, PL30 5AQ

Price: £180 per team of four (concessionary fee available for Lanydrock GC members) Price includes: Coffe and bacon rolls on arrival, 18 holes of golf, followed by a delicious carvery and desserts.


Prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and best rugby club score


For more information and to reserve your team, please contact John Sumnall: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 01872 572788

 Please click on the link below for a poster giving more details.


For those who are unfamiliar with Wooden Spoon:


Through the power of rugby every child and young person, no matter what their background has access to the same opportunities.


To positively transform the lives of children and young people with a disability or facing disadvantage across the UK and Ireland through the power of rugby.


We are inspired by our rugby roots. Passion, Integrity, Teamwork and Fun drive everything we do.


Bolingey Barbarians - All Veterans Welcome – Sunday 21st May

Cornwall’s very own charity rugby Club, Bolingey Barbarians, is calling all Vets to join them to help raise funds for disadvantaged children in Cornwall.

To All Clubs

Bolingey Barbarians will be holding a Round Robin Veterans’ Day at Camborne Rugby Club on Sunday 21 May beginning at 1200hrs. Several Clubs have already agreed to participate but there may be Veteran Club Members (32+years age) in Clubs that would like to form a Club team of 15 players or just fill a car and join one of the Barbarian teams.

This season Bolingey Barbarians have donated: £3,000 to BF Adventure for canoes for disabled children; £3,000 to Double Trees School for swimming aids; £500 to Cornwall Life Recycle for equipment to be used in the repair of cycles by socially deprived children; £600 to Drama Express for children with learning disabilities to partake in drama productions; and £900 to Nancelverne School for wet weather clothing when they participate in the Ten Tors.

Join us on Sunday 21 May and help us to raise more funds for disadvantaged children in Cornwall. Numbers of players please to John Sumnall (01872 572788 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) by 30 April 2017.

John Sumnall

Bolingey Barbarians RFC

Vets Day at St Austell RFC on Good Friday

There will be a day of fun vets rugby at St Austell RFC on Good Friday, April 14th.

If you know of any vets players who may like to come along to play or watch please pass on this information.

It is planned to have games for all players who wish to play; whether you bring a whole team, come on your own or a few of you together.

The featured game will be St Austell Vets v Camborne Vets (4.30 p.m.)

There wll also be an Ale/Cider Festival (Noon to Midnight) with Hog Roast and Live Entertainment.

For more information contact the Club.