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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.

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County Championship 2016/17 - The New Format Explained!

In May Cornwall will start the campaign to win three County Championships in a row with an away trip to Surrey. The fixtures are:

Saturday 6th May - Away to Surrey

Saturday 13th May - Away to Devon

Saturday 20th May - Home to Hertfordshire

A new competition structure will be introduced as a result of the County Rugby Review which took place in 2015. Promotion and relegation will take place every two seasons. The points accumulated from season one will roll onto the following season.

The top tier will be divided into 2 groups of 6, North and South. Each group is then split into 2 pools of 3, playing all 3 teams in the opposite pool. Each team will have two home matches one season and one the following season. The top county in the North will play the top county in the South in the Final at Twickenham on Sunday 28th May.

Gloucestershire and Kent are the other two counties in Cornwall’s pool so will also play Surrey, Devon and Hertfordshire. One implication of this format is that not only do you need to win the three group games but by more than the other two counties in your pool! Theoretically it is possible to win all three games and still not qualify for the final!

In 2018 (2017/18 season) Cornwall will be Home to Surrey and Devon with an away trip to Hertfordshire with the lowest place county in the two pools being relegated to the second tier for 2018/19 and 2019/20.

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Cornwall v Surrey - Team News

Greg Goodfellow poised for one of his trademark "darts" pictured at training at Camborne on Wednesday 18th May.

SATURDAY 21st MAY 2016

CAMBORNE RFC K.O. 3.00 p.m.

CORNWALL v SURREY

THE STARTING LINE-UPS ARE ANNOUNCED!

Team: CORNWALL

Club:

Team: SURREY

Club:

15 SHEPHERD Matt

Plymouth Albion

15 TURNER Ollie

London Irish Wild Geese

14 VINNICOMBE Lewis

Redruth

14 CARNE Ed

Dorking

13 MURPHY Jake

Plymouth Albion

13 JEFFREY Ryan

Dorking

12 WEBBER Nielson

Redruth

12 CUNNINGHAM Sean

London Irish Wild Geese

11 WEDLAKE Robin

Plymouth Albion

11 IRVING Karyim

Dorking

10 SEARLE Billy

Plymouth Albion

10 NOBLE Matt

Dorking

  9 GOODFELLOW Greg

Chinnor

  9 CROW Will

Rosslyn Park

  1 COWAN-DICKIE Tom

Redruth

  1 CONNOR Charlie

London Irish Wild Geese

  2 BROWN Richard

Redruth

  2 CATTON James

Dorking

  3 WILLIAMS Craig

Redruth

  3 ZEISS Cameron

Esher

  4 HILTON Ben

Cornish All Blacks

  4 KENCH Ian (CAPTAIN)

Esher

  5 WHITTLE Tony

Camborne

  5 FLASHMAN Dylan

Wimbledon

  6 MARRIOTT Kyle (CAPTAIN)

Redruth

  6 LIVETT Darren

London Irish Wild Geese

  7 MATAVESI Sam

Plymouth Albion

  7 ELBROW Harry

Dorking

  8 STUPPLE Herbie

Plymouth Albion

  8 ROWLAND Harry

Rosslyn Park

Replacements:

CORNWALL (from)

FREESTONE Rupert (Plymouth Albion), CHAPMAN Barrie-John (Taunton), COOK Damien (Camborne), FUCA Chris (Redruth), WEBB Lewis (Redruth), PARSONS Sam (Redruth), DAWE Jon (Plymouth Albion), TOUT Duncan (Bude), KEVERN Richard (Camborne), JUDGE Christian (Plymouth Albion), DREW Jon (Camborne).

Surrey:

BUNN Mike (London Irish Wild Geese),OBANO Suvwe (Dorking), LEE Ted (Dorking), HUNT James (Wimbledon), McDONALD Mikey (London Scottish), MARFO Benji (Dorking), GOTT Jordan (London Irish Wild Geese).

REFEREE: MR VERYAN BOSCAWEN (RFU), assisted by MR IAN PENGELLY (RFU) & MR GRANT MOSSFORD (RFU)

 

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