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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

 

 

 
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