Cornwall will hope to defend the cup when they meet Devon at St Austell at 7.45 p.m. on Monday 16th April.

This will be the last opportunity for players to catch the eyes of the selectors before the county championship games commence on Saturday 5th May.


so those who can’t get to St Austell will be able to watch the action wherever they are in the world.


Tribute Cornwall Cup Final - St Ives v Wadebridge Camels

This year’s Tribute Cornwall Cup Final will be contested between St Ives and Wadebridge at Camborne RFC (K.O. 2.30 p.m.) on Saturday 28th April 2018.

Congratulations to both teams on making it to the final.

St Ives will be looking for a League and Cup double having already secured the Western Counties West title whilst Wadebridge, who currently sit in fifth place in the same league, will be looking to end their season on a high.


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: