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Roger Watson

Roger Watson

Congratulations to London Cornish

Congratulations to London Cornish RFC 1st XV who, as Champions of London 2 South West, have obtained promotion to Level 6 next season. This the first time in the history of the club that this has happened and reflects tremendously on the efforts of all involved. This means that, of the affiliated clubs, only Cornish Pirates, Redruth and Camborne will be ranked higher. London Cornish will play in London 1 South, the equivalent of South West 1 West and will be jointly ranked with Launceston.

The club regularly fields four senior teams, something which our home based clubs can only dream of!

 

In the autumn, the Club’s 55th Year Reunion is being held at the Hotel Bristol in Newquay over the weekend of 6th/7th & 8th of October this year. Any current or former Cornwall Club players who may have played against LC in the past, principally when Cornish were in the Duchy on tour, will be very welcome to attend. Further details and the contact for the weekend is Adrian Williams. His e - mail is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tamar Cup - Both Squads Announced

 

Devon v Cornwall at Tiverton RFC on Monday 10th April at 7.30 p.m.

Dust off your “Black & Gold” and make the short trip over the Tamar as Cornwall seek to defend the Tamar Cup.

The coaches and selectors have named a squad of twenty-eight players in an exciting line-up with places still up for grabs for the opening Championship match of the 2017 campaign, away to Surrey at Richmond on 6th May.

Cornwall Team v Devon Monday 10 April 2017

15)    Reece Brownfield         Camborne

14)    Dean Bonds                 Redruth

13)    Jack Simmons              Camborne

12)    Duncan Tout                Rossendale

11)    Alex Ducker                  Redruth

10)    Mitch Vague                 Penryn

  9)    Jack Oulton                  Redruth

 

  1)    Tommy Phillips             Redruth

  2)    Richard Brown             Redruth (Captain)

  3)    Andruis Zacharius        Camborne

  4)    Brad Howe                    Redruth

  5)    Bryn Jenkins                Barnstaple

  6)    George Jones              Penryn

  7)    Mark Grubb                  Redruth

  8)    BJ Chapman                Redruth

 

16)    Dom Connor                 Brixham

17)    Sam Bartle                    Camborne

18)    Robbie Dougard           Barnstaple

19)    Jon Drew                      Camborne

20)    Chris Fuca                    Redruth

21)    Grant Randlesome      Penryn

22)    Everard Reid                Pirates Amateurs

23)    Jake Murphy                Barnstaple

24)    Fraser Honey               Launceston

25)    Richard Kevern            Camborne

26)    Tom Notman                Redruth

27)    Toby Robinson             St Austell

28)    Richard Friend             Okehampton               

Coaches – Graham Dawe, Marek Churcher, Rhodri McAtee

Strength & Conditioning – Tristan Lark

Medical – Peter Berriman, Lauren Albury, Sam West

Kit – Paul Hurrell

Selectors – Terry Carter, Graham Still, Alan Milliner, Trevor Spargo, Julian Wilce

 

The Tamar Cup match starts the build up towards the County Championship for both counties. Cornwall Rugby Football Union (CRFU) started its preparation for the 2017 Bill Beaumont County Championship several months ago.

 

Selectors and coaches have been observing games and watching eligible players at all levels since the start of the season. The squad have held training sessions and following this game it will be refined as the training intensifies.  

 

CRFU President Peter James said “Graham his coaching team and the selectors have been busy since the start of the season in the selection and preparation of the squad. This year proves more difficult in the selection of players as the National league season still has a few more weeks to go. This game is important to both Counties as they start their push towards the County Championship campaign. I would like to thank all our sponsors and for their hard work and support of Cornwall Rugby”

 

Cornwall faces 3 fixtures during May against Surrey at Richmond RFC on the 6 May, Devon again on the 13 May at Ivybridge RFC before the final game against Hertfordshire at Camborne RFC on the 20 May.

 

Chair of selectors Terry Carter said “Our initial squad has changed slightly as other players come into contention whilst some others have left the squad through injuries and availability. We have again run our development squad this season and a number of guys have come into contention via this route”

 

He went on to say “Further players may be included at a later stage if injuries or form preclude selected players”.

 

Following the Tamar Cup game a number of training sessions have been programmed in for the build-up to the first game that takes place on Saturday 6 May.

 

Cornwall coach Graham Dawe said – “This game is crucial to allow us to observe players in the County shirt and how they perform under that additional pressure. We have away games against Surrey and Devon before we face Hertfordshire at home this season. There will certainly be pressure on everyone involved in this year’s squad." he went on to say “Places for the championship games are up for grabs and players who perform well in the Tamar Cup, training and for their clubs, are in mix for selection”

 

CRFU Chair Denis Preece said “We look forward to travelling to Tiverton RFC to face Devon for what are always hard fought games. He went on to add “We also welcome our vocal and knowledgeable supporters who always give our boys a lift and of course Trelawny’s Army who will be selling raffle tickets to win a signed Cornwall 2016 Squad shirt which will be drawn in June.”

DEVON RFU have named a large squad of 29 players for Monday night's Tamar Cup match with Cornwall at Tiverton RFC (kick-off 7.30pm).

The party includes some of last season’s County Championship squad, like Sam Thomas, Lewis Paterson, Isaac Dalton, Ollie Rice and Jack Fahy, plus new faces like Devon under-20 captain Mitch Pinkus and Brixham second-rowers Malcolm Onsando and Shek Sherriff.

Sidmouth’s former Esher and Rosslyn Park fly-half Tom Whelan is also included, as is ex-Albion, London Irish and Coventry hooker Davy McGregor.

Devon do have more players to add to their County Championship squad who are either unavailable or injured for Monday night’s match against Cornwall.

Devon’s coaching staff for the 2017 season will be Dan Parkes, Jon Hill and Lewis Paterson, with Gareth Jones as team manager.

Cornwall won last year's Tamar Cup with a mid-week victory at St Austell. 

Devon squad for Tamar Cup

Garin

Price

Newton Abbot

Ben

Watts

Ivybridge

Tom

Scoles

Ivybridge

Mitch

Pinkus

Ivybridge

Luke

Kenny

Newton Abbot

Matt

Finn

Ivybridge

Andy

Hamilton

Tiverton

Charlie

Gibbings

Exmouth

Shek

Sheriff

Brixham

Mike

Richards

Exmouth

Robin

Luscombe

Kingsbridge

Joe

Lovell

Brixham

Sam

Thomas

Brixham

Finn

Marks

Exeter College

Charlie

Briant

Ivybridge

Jack

Bond

Newton Abbot

Ollie

Rice

Exmouth

Lewis

Paterson

Ivybridge

Harvey

Ridgeway

Exmouth

Tom

Whelan

Sidmouth

James

Mattin

Exmouth

Russell

Morris

Brixham

Davy

McGregor

Brixham

Issac

Dalton

Exmouth

Malcolm

Onsando

Brixham

Jack

Fahy

Exmouth

Martin

Brown

Newton Abbot

James

Harris

Exmouth

Dan

Swain

Exmouth

 

 

 

Congratulations and Good Luck to Cornwall’s U20 SW Trialists

Despite finishing third in their County Championship Group, NINE of Cornwall’s Under 20 squad have been invited to this Sunday’s (9th April) South West Trial at Keynsham RFC.

Everyone in Cornwall will be wishing them all the best in the selection process. Well done to all!

They are:

Cory Teague                      Second Row              Wadebridge Camels

Hugo Culverhouse            Second Row             Wadebridge Camels

Max Duggan                      No 8                          St Austell

Noah Nash                         Scrum Half               Brixham

Fraser Honey                     Fly Half                     Launceston

Tommy Sandercock          Centre                       Launceston

Declan Matthews              Centre                       Redruth

Cavan Boyer                      Wing                         St Austell

Toby Robinson                  Full Back                   St Austell 

Jacob Maloy Osteosarcoma Trust

JACOB MALOY OSTEOSACOMA TRUST 7’s DAY

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. 

 

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Shirts available for a limited time only via this link.

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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

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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.

Cornwall:

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