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Tribute Cornwall Cup Quarter-Final Draw

The Quarter-Final draw for the Tribute Cornwall Knockout Cup has been made.

FALMOUTH v WADEBRIDGE CAMELS

LAUNCESTON v HAYLE

ST AUSTELL v PENRYN

ST IVES v SALTASH

Ties to be played ON OR BEFORE Saturday 30th December 2017.

Semi Finals will be played on the 10th February 2018

The Tribute Cornwall Knockout Cup Final will be played over the Easter weekend 31st March, 1st, 2nd April 2018 (venue and kick off times to be advised).

The CRFU is grateful to St Austell Brewery for its continued support of Cornish rugby through the flagship brand of Tribute.

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Bill Beaumont County Championship 2018

Cornwall open the campaign at Redruth where they host Surrey on Saturday 5th May 2018. The following week will see the party move to Camborne where Devon will be the guests. On Saturday 19th May the boys will take on old rivals Hertfordshire at Bishop’s Stortford RFC.

Make a note in your diaries – make your travel arrangements – be sure to be there with your black & gold dusted off!

 

Saturday 5th May 2018

Cornwall v Surrey at Redruth

 

Saturday 12th May 2018

Cornwall v Devon at Camborne

 

Saturday 19th May 2018

Hertfordshire v Cornwall at Bishop’s Stortford

 

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Click on the link below for a full size, printable copy of the poster.

 
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Bill Beaumont Senior Men’s County Championship Fixtures 2017/18

 

The format of the 2017/18 competition remains the same as it was in 2016/17 with the six southern counties of Division One (Cornwall, Gloucestershire, Kent, Hertfordshire, Surrey and Devon) being divided into two groups of three with each county playing the three counties in the other group. The effect of this is that the fixtures will be the reverse of last season. The fixtures are:

Saturday 5th May 2018 – Cornwall v Surrey

Saturday 12th May 2018 – Cornwall v Devon

Saturday 19th May 2018 – Hertfordshire v Cornwall

It is understood that the bottom placed county of the six in Division One, based on their aggregate points over the two seasons (2016/17 & 2017/18), will be relegated to Division Two.

The winner of Division One will play the winner of the Northern Division One (Lancashire, Yorkshire, East Midlands, Cheshire, Eastern Counties and Northumberland) in the Final at Twickenham on Sunday 27th May 2018.

Please click on the link below for the full draw.  

 
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Jason Leonard Under 20 County Championship Fixtures 2017/18

 

Cornwall will contest Pool Four of Division One with Dorset & Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and Hampshire in the Jason Leonard Under 20 County Championship. The fixtures are:

Sunday 11th February 2018 – Gloucestershire v Cornwall

Sunday 25th February 2018 – Cornwall v Hampshire

Sunday 18th March 2018 – Dorset & Wilts v Cornwall

The winner of the pool will be at home to the runner-up of Pool Three (Eastern Counties, Hertfordshire, Kent or Surrey) and the runner-up of the pool will be away to the winner of Pool Three in the Quarter-Final to be played on Sunday 1st April 2018.

The loser of the pool will be relegated to Division Two.

There will be an open draw for the Semi-Finals to be played on Sunday 15th April 2018 with the RFU yet to confirm the date of the Final.

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The Defence Starts At Richmond

 

Cornwall open the defence of the Bill Beaumont County Championship on Saturday 6th May at Richmond RFC against Surrey. This year’s skipper will be Jake Murphy (formerly of Launceston) who is currently plying his trade with Barnstaple. The full line-up is:

 

1.      Tommy Phillips             Redruth

2.      Richard Brown             Redruth

3.      Craig Williams              Redruth

4.      Bryn Jenkins                Barnstaple

5.      Tony Whittle                 Camborne

6.      Chris Fuca                    Redruth

7.      George Jones              Penryn

8.      Barry-John Chapman  Redruth

9.      Jack Oulton                  Redruth

10.    David Mankee              Camborne

11.    Robin Wedlake             Plymouth Albion

12.    Jake Murphy                Barnstaple

13.    Seti Raumakita             Plymouth Albion

14.    Lewis Vinnicombe        Redruth

15.    Joe Elderkin                  Redruth  

16.    TBC

17.    Dominic Connor           Brixham

18.    Brad Howe                   Redruth

19.    Andruis Zacharias        Camborne

20.    Grant Randlesome      Penryn

21.    Tom Notman                Camborne

22.    Jack Simmons              Camborne

 

Travelling reserves:

 

23     Sean Buzza                  Redruth

24     Declan Matthews          Redruth

25     Richard Friend             Launceston

 

Following the annual “Tamar Cup” game which saw Cornwall beat Devon 17 - 33 at Tiverton RFC, coaches and selectors met to pick a squad for the first game of this season’s competition. Cornwall selected almost 50 players to be part of the enlarged squad early in January, some players have left the squad due to injury whilst others have come into the squad due to their form at club level. 

 

CRFU President Peter James said “The months of hard work and preparation are now coming to a head with this our first game of the season in the competition at Richmond RFC on Saturday 6 May. On behalf of the CRFU I would like to thank our sponsors St Austell Brewery, Kelsall Steele & Whirlwind Sports. Those thanks also go to Graham and all volunteers who have assisted with the preparation of the team and match day organisation”

 

Cornwall face 3 games in the opening group stages during May.

 

Cornwall coach Graham Dawe said – “The 2017 season is upon us and this first match has allowed us to consider players who were not available for the Tamar Cup squad. From our initial squad we have selected our 22; other players will be available and in contention for the next game. No one’s place is guaranteed, and competition for squad places is still very much available to all members of the enlarged squad”

 

Cornwall next face Devon at Ivybridge RFC on Saturday 13 May. The following week they host Hertfordshire at Camborne RFC on Saturday 20 May.

 

Cornwall Captain Jake Murphy said; - “Asked to captain Cornwall this season is a fantastic honour and I am really proud to be given the role.  The enlarged squad has been together since February and we have become a tight knit bunch of guys from many different clubs. We hope our fantastic support led by Trelawny’s army and expats from around the country will come out in force at Richmond to lift the guys for this important first game”

 

Chair Denis Preece said: - “The first game is important to get the campaign off on a positive footing; Surrey v Cornwall games are always keenly fought affairs. I would like to say thank you to Graham, Marek, Rhodri, the selectors and our strength & conditioning coach Tristan Lark, for their efforts during the build up to this season’s campaign.”

 

IN SHORT – DUST OFF YOUR BLACK & GOLD REGALIA, MAKE YOUR WAY TO RICHMOND ON SATURDAY AND CHEER THE BOYS OVER THE LINE IN STEP ONE OF THE TITLE DEFENCE!

 
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