Tribute Duchy Cup and Plate Amendments

Owing to clubs’ fixtures being disrupted owing to the extremely wet (and then cold) weather the CRFU Competitions Committee has made some changes to the arrangements for the second team knock-out competitions for which they apologise.

The new arrangements are:

Tribute Duchy Cup Semi-Finals – Saturday 10th March 2018

St Austell 2nd v Redruth 2nd

Wadebridge 2nd v Bodmin 2nd


Tribute Duchy Cup Final – MONDAY 7th May 2018 (K.O. 3.00 p.m.)       Venue to be arranged


Tribute Duchy Plate Quarter-Finals – Saturday 24th March 2018

Penryn 2nd v Wadebridge 2nd or Bodmin 2nd

Bude 2nd v St Austell 2nd or Redruth 2nd

Launceston 2nd v Falmouth 2nd

Camborne 2nd v Saltash 2nd


Semi Final Draw will be held on Sunday 25th March with ties to be played on MONDAY 2nd April 2018


Tribute Duchy Plate Final – MONDAY 7th May 2018 (K.O. 12 Noon)   Venue to be arranged


Bolingey Barbarians Visit the Far West


Bolingey Barbarians were invited by St Just RFC to celebrate their 50th Anniversary at Tregeseal by playing a Veteran's match. 28 players and 46 non-playing Barbarians travelled on two buses, using different routes, for the match on Sunday 18 February 2018. Many more made their own way together with the Chairman of CRFU, Denis Preece and CRFU Council Representative, Alan Milliner.

This was St Just rugby at its very best, hospitality that cannot be matched anywhere, played in a thick mist, a match where scores do not matter, and it will remain in our memories for a long time. That so many entered into the spirit of the day is testimony to both the love and respect that Cornish Rugby has for this the most south westerly of all Clubs.

When the day had finished it was learnt that £1700 had been raised for disadvantaged children in Cornwall.


Tribute Cornwall Leagues One and Two

With the first round of fixtures almost complete the split into the two Cornwall Leagues is now known. The top eight will compete in Tribute Cornwall League One in the New Year whilst the other seven clubs will make up Tribute Cornwall League Two. The fixtures will follow in due course.

Tribute Cornwall One


Camborne School of Mines

Illogan Park


Newquay Hornets


St Agnes



Tribute Cornwall Two





Redruth Albany

St Just



Camborne School of Mines and Bottle Match to Disappear?

The name of one of the most famous mining institutions in the world, “Camborne School of Mines” may soon be a thing of the past. CSM was founded almost 130 years ago in 1888 and in 1902 the famous Bottle Match was born.

The annual gathering of two packs of miners, Camborne School of Mines and The Royal School of Mines, to play rugby is now the second oldest varsity match but could be at risk if the powers that be have their way.

When the university campus at Falmouth was created, there were no university sports teams and those looking to take part in competitive events were told to contact local teams in the area. Camborne School of Mines was and is an established rugby team in Cornwall, and it gratefully accepted the many students who wished to play. Since then, many other sports have taken on the CSM name including hockey, netball and football.

This year would bring about the 115th annual Bottle match between CSM and RSM. Bottle Match is the second oldest varsity match in the world. Since 1902 the only thing that prevented the game from being played was the Great War and since 2004 all CSM teams have been welcome to partake in this historic event. 

This year, motions are being put in place to cancel Bottle Match and remove the CSM brand from the University teams. Bottle match is more than simply a sporting event, more than a day, it is a culmination of over 100 years of a legacy which unifies both players and supporters alike.

Bottle Match is much more than just a University sports competition it unites students and locals alike. It has become a huge part of Cornish history over the years holding great significance to all of Cornwall. The rugby match has been held in Cornwall 54 times being played by 3450 students all remembering the one match that truly mattered, not just to them, but for many Cornish rugby supporters.

For those who wish Max Stirling has set up a petition against the removal of CSM sport and Bottle Match through which may be found here:


Tribute Cornwall Cup Quarter-Final Draw

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





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.


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


Click on the link below for the full fixture list.

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


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