Under 20 Campaign Commences





  1)         ADAM WRIGHT                 REDRUTH RFC

                        2)         MATT HEALEY                  TRURO RFC

                        3)         LEWIS LEE                         St AUSTELL RFC

                        4)         MATT SCOTT                    SALTASH RFC

                        5)         CORY TEAGUE                 WADEBRIDGE CAMELS RFC

                        6)         CAM SAYER                       CAMBORNE RFC

                        7)         WILL GILDER (Captain)  St AUSTELL RFC  

                        8)         MAX DUGGAN                   St AUSTELLRFC

                        9)         NOAH NASH                       BRIXHAM RFC

                        10)       CALLUM BOYCE               St AUSTELL RFC

                        11)      ETHAN TYLER                  TRURO RFC

                        12)      TOM SANDERCOCK        LAUNCESTON RFC

                        13)       DECLAN MATTHEWS     REDRUTH RFC

                        14)      CAVAN BOYER                 St AUSTELL RFC

                        15)      TOBY ROBINSON             St AUSTELL RFC

                        16)      JAMES BISHOP                 St IVES RFC

                        17)      KIERON VINSON               TRURO RFC

                        18)      JACK OSBORNE               LAUNCESTON RFC

                        19)      HARRY SMITH                   WADEBRIDGE CAMELS RFC

                        20)      SEB FIRTH                         FALMOUTH RFC

                        21)      REUBEN EDWARDS        LAIUNCESTON RFC

                        22)      HARVEY JONES               UNATTACHED

                         TRAVELLING RESERVES:-

                         23)       CALLUM HAYNE               St AUSTELL RFC

                        24)      MATT BLEE                                    CAMBORNE RFC

                        25)       AARON VINSON               LANKELLY FOWEY RFC

                        26)      CALLUM DEWSON           LAUNCESTON RFC


Coaches – Mike Rawlings, Bryn Jenkins, Matt Shepherd

Team Manager - Chris Lea


Cornwall Rugby Football Union (CRFU) Under 20 County Championship campaign 2017 begins on Sunday 5 February.


Following a trial session before Christmas, the Under 20 squad have trained for a number of weeks. In preparation for the Championship they played a friendly against Devon U20 at Launceston RFC on the 22 January winning 33 – 19. Their first game in the Championship this year will against Berkshire at Camborne RFC, with a 2 pm kick off.


CRFU President Peter James said “This is the first game at this level for some of the team and they start with a tough game trying to avenge last year’s defeat. I want to thank the coaching team of, Mike Rawlings, Bryn Jenkins, and Matt Shepherd. Also we must not forget the medics, backroom staff and team manager Chris Lea for their work in pulling together the team. I also offer my congratulations to Will Gilder of St Austell RFC who has been appointed the captain for the coming season” He went on to say “I would also like to thank, Kelsall Steele Investment Services Limited for their continued sponsorship of U20 section, along with Booth Printers our programme sponsors”.


Newly appointed captain Will Gilder said; - I am honoured to have been asked to captain the Cornwall U20 team this season. Pulling on the shirt means an awful lot to us guys and being made captain is the icing on the cake. Berkshire are a side that beat us last year and we know they will come down  here with a strong squad so we need to be on top of our game for 80 minutes, to come away with a result.


Will gilder plays his club rugby for St Austell RFC, and is in his second season with the U20.


Cornwall faces 2 other games in the group stage during February and March, depending on results, with the quarterfinals being played at the end of March. 

Coach Mike Rawlings said; - “There have been a lot of changes in the squad from last year and we have a number of guys who will be with us for a further 1 or 2 seasons, and it will be a steep learning curve at this new level. It is testament to the guys who have trained on Sunday mornings; it is never easy after games for their own clubs on the Saturday. They have trained hard and know they face a difficult task, but they will be extremely proud to pull on the famous black and gold shirt of Cornwall. ”

Cornwall also face Gloucestershire on Sunday 26 February at Redruth RFC, before a final pool stage game away against newly promoted Hampshire at Overton RFC on Sunday 19 March 2017.


CRFU Chair Denis Preece said “This is the first opportunity for some of these players to represent Cornwall at senior level. A number of the players, who have gone before them, have gone on to represent the full County 15 and some have played at Twickenham!! Last season Tommy Phillips through his performances with Cornwall was selected not only for the England Counties U20 squad but was made vice-captain. I would ask that the good folk of Cornwall come out and support the young Cornwall players”

Cornwall Under 20 team manager Chris Lea said; - “This squad is a mixture of players from last season, new players nominated from clubs and guys who have progressed through the Under 18 age group. We have had fantastic numbers coming forward this season and it is testament to the ground work we have put in over the past 5 years. It is great to see these guys getting progression through the County system and a number of former players are now playing at Premiership and Championship level, as well as clubs within Cornwall”

There will be marketing and sponsorship opportunities with the Under 20’s team and matches, any individuals or companies that may be interested are asked to contact Colin Hatch in the first instance. 


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Under 20s Prepare

The Under 20 squad is working hard ahead of their forthcoming county championship campaign which will commence at Camborne where they entertain Berkshire on Sunday 5th February at 2.00 p.m.

Before that they have a warm up game against Devon at Launceston on Sunday 22nd January at 2.00 p.m. when they will be pleased to receive YOUR support.

To whet the appetite, take a look at the video by following the link below:


Tribute Cornwall Cup Draw

The draw for the Tribute Cornwall Cup Semi-Finals was made at the CRFU Clubs’ Conference on Sunday 20th November 2016.



(to be played on Saturday 18th March 2017)





Duchy Cup and Plate Draws

The draw for the Duchy Cup and Plate Semi-Finals was made at the CRFU Clubs’ Conference on Sunday 20th November 2016.



(to be played on Saturday 7th January 2017)






(to be played on Saturday 7th January 2017)



BODMIN 2nd v BUDE 2nd



County Championship 2017

Can Cornwall make it three in a row?


The dates and venues for the 2017 Bill Beaumont County Championship Group games will be:

Saturday 6th May 2017 – Surrey v Cornwall at Richmond RFC

Saturday 13th May 2017 – Devon v Cornwall at Ivybridge RFC

Saturday 20th May 2017 – Cornwall v Hertfordshire at Camborne RFC


The final will be contested between the best performing counties from the northern and southern groups and will be played at Twickenham on Sunday 28th May.


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.


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)

Tribute Cornwall League (including Modified Regulations)


The CRFU is pleased to an announce an exciting initiative which will provide more rugby and a wider variety of opposition for the fifteen Cornish clubs which play below Level Eight. This season Cornwall One and Cornwall Two of last season are combining for the first half of the season to form the Tribute Cornwall League.

Between 3rd September and 10th December the clubs will each play the other fourteen clubs once. The top eight clubs will then form Cornwall One with the other seven forming Cornwall Two with these leagues being contested with home and away games in the normal fashion.

Following the conclusion of these leagues there will be four knock-out cup competitions contested as follows:

Tribute Clubs Cup – TOP FOUR clubs in Cornwall One

Tribute Clubs Plate – BOTTOM FOUR clubs in Cornwall One

Tribute Clubs Bowl – TOP FOUR clubs in Cornwall Two

Tribute Clubs Shield – BOTTOM THREE clubs in Cornwall Two

These games will be played between 25th March and 22nd April with the Finals on Bank Holiday Monday 1st May 2017.

Each club will therefore play 30 games during the 2016/17 season, a significant increase in the amount of rugby played and a huge demand on the commitment of players and coaches. The clubs will all be looking to increase the depth of their playing squads and will be keen to recruit new players as they step up their pre-season preparations during August so why not give rugby a go yourself this season?

The fifteen clubs involved are listed below. They will be pleased to hear from prospective players and happy to provide details of training nights etc. A warm welcome will be given to “One and All”!

Camborne School of Mines




Illogan Park



Newquay Hornets


Redruth Albany


St Agnes

St Just



For contact details of the fifteen clubs please click on the link below:





Tribute Cornwall Super Cup & Tribute Cornwall Cup

Tribute Cornwall Super Cup 2016/17

This trophy will be contested by CAMBORNE, REDRUTH & LAUNCESTON. The FINAL will be between the top two clubs who accrue the most points in a home and away mini league to be played as follows:

1st October         Camborne         v      Launceston (played as a double header with League match)


26th December    Redruth               Camborne (played as a double header with Rodda’s Milk Cup)


31st December    Launceston      v       Redruth


21st January       Launceston           Camborne (played as a double header with League match)


18th March          Redruth                Launceston


15th April            Camborne             Redruth (played as a double header with Rodda’s Milk Cup)


Final to be played on Bank Holiday Monday 1st May 2017.

Tribute Cornwall Cup 2016/17


(Matches to be played on 22nd October 2016)

Match One         BODMIN           V     SALTASH

Match Two         FALMOUTH       V      LANNER

Match Three       PENRYN           V      PIRATES AMATEURS




(Matches to played on 12th November 2016)

TRURO                                     v              ST IVES

ST AUSTELL                             v              BUDE


BODMIN/SALTASH                  v              WADEBRIDGE CAMELS


Draw for the SEMI-FINALS to be made on SUNDAY 20th November (at the CRFU Clubs’ Conference) with matches to be played 18th March 2017.


Final to be played over the Easter weekend - 15th 16th 17th April 2017.



Tribute Cornwall Clubs & Tribute Duchy League Clubs Knock Out Competitions


Tribute Cornwall Clubs Cup, Plate, Bowl & Shield 2016/17

On completion of their league programme these trophies will be contested as follows:

Tribute Clubs Cup – TOP FOUR clubs in Cornwall One

Tribute Clubs Plate – BOTTOM FOUR clubs in Cornwall One

Tribute Clubs Bowl – TOP FOUR clubs in Cornwall Two

Tribute Clubs Shield – BOTTOM THREE clubs in Cornwall Two

Round-Robin matches for clubs taking part in Tribute Shield will be played on 25th March, 1st April and 8th April with the top two clubs contesting the Final.

Semi-finals of Tribute Cup, Plate and Bowl to be played on 22nd April.

Finals of Cup, Plate, Bowl and Shield to be played on Bank Holiday Monday 1st May 2017.



Tribute Duchy Cup and Plate 2016/17


(Matches to be played on 24th September 2016)

Match One         CAMBORNE  2nds    V      TRURO 2nds

Match Two         PENRYN 2nds           V      BODMIN 2nds

Match Three       BUDE  2nds              V      SALTASH 2nds

Match Four         FALMOUTH 2nds      V      ST IVES  2nds

First Round Byes: REDRUTH 2nds, WADEBRIDGE CAMELS 2nds, ST AUSTELL 2nds & LAUNCESTON 2nds.

Draw for the SECOND ROUND to be made on SUNDAY 25th September with matches to be played 5th November 2016.

Losing teams from FIRST and SECOND ROUNDS to play in the Plate Competition the FIRST ROUND of which will be played on 7th January 2017.

Semi Finals of Cup and Plate to be played on 4th February 2017.

Finals of Cup and Plate to be played over the Easter weekend - 15th 16th 17th April 2017.