Player Development

Roger Watson

Roger Watson

WANTED - Cornwall U17 & U18 Group Team Manager

The CRFU is seeking a suitable person to act as Team Manager to the U17 & U18 Group. This a great opportunity for someone wishing to gain “hands on” experience with the organisational side of the game.

The post holder will, on behalf of the CRFU, be responsible for the arranging and efficient running of the Cornwall U18 & U17 Group Squads.

The Cornwall U18 Group season focuses on the England Counties U18 Championship (SW Division) with training, warm-up games and championship fixtures all geared toward providing the players with the best opportunity to progress along the RFU Aspirational Pathway, with the ultimate aim of representing England Counties at U18 level.

The full Terms of Reference for this voluntary role may be found by clicking on the link below.

Expressions of interest should, in the first instance, be e-mailed to Dave Saunter, Chair of the CRFU Youth & Education Committee, at:

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Camelford RFC – 10 Years Old!

Congratulations to Camelford RFC who will be celebrating their 10th Anniversary this season. A real success story thanks to the hard work of a group of dedicated volunteers who have built a club which embraces the true values of our game.

The first of many celebrations will be on Saturday 8th September when they entertain St Just in a cup game when a new shirt will be unveiled.

On Sunday 28th April their season will culminate in a President’s Day at Lane End.

For further details please contact Nic Osborne at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Good luck to “The Ford” for their anniversary season and many more to follow!

London Cornish Fixtures

The fixtures for London Cornish RFC who play in London One South (Level 6) are now available here (including their 2nd Team who play at Level 8 in the new Zoo Sports Division 3 South 2s) and their 3rd Team – The Dukes.

The fixtures are also now available on the main fixtures page posted on 30th June 2018.


Don’t Let The Heat Wave Stop You Wearing Black & Gold!

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As the heat wave continues and tee shirts become a “must have” why not opt for “black & gold”?

The T-shirt pictured is just one of many items you can buy to show your support for Cornwall available here:

There may not be any live rugby to watch for a few weeks, but you can still wear the colours with pride on the beach, watching the cricket or wherever you are!

Pre-Season Friendlies 2018

Can’t wait until September when the real action starts?

As our clubs enjoy pre-season training we look forward to the pre-season friendlies in August. Games that we are aware of are below. This list will be updated as and when we are informed of other games/changes.

Please check kick off times in the local press/club websites nearer the day.



Aberavon Wizards             v        CORNISH PIRATES                      5.30 p.m.

Exmouth                          v        REDRUTH                                  2.00 p.m.

ST IVES                           v        CAMBORNE                                3.00 p.m.

LAUNCESTON                   v        Old Fullerians (Hertfordshire)       tbc

Cheltenham                      v        LISKEARD-LOOE                         tbc



BUDE                               v        LAUNCESTON                             7.30 p.m.



PENRYN                           v        ST IVES                                     7.00 p.m.



CORNISH PIRATES            v        Exeter Chiefs                              7.30 p.m.



TRURO                            v        PENRYN                                    7.00 p.m.



REDRUTH                         v        Beddau                                      2.00 p.m.

CAMBORNE                      v        Taunton Titans                           3.00 p.m.

Barnstaple                        v        LAUNCESTON                             tbc

FALMOUTH                       v        Canton (Cardiff)                          tbc

LISKEARD-LOOE               v        ST AUSTELL                               3.00 p.m.

WADEBRIDGE CAMELS      v        BUDE                                        tbc



PIRATES AMATEURS         v        FALMOUTH                                7.30 p.m.



Plymouth Albion                v        CORNISH PIRATES                      2.00 p.m.

REDRUTH                         v        ST AUSTELL                               2.00 p.m.

LAUNCESTON                   v        PENRYN                                     3.00 p.m.

BUDE                              v        Hornchurch (Essex)                     tbc

LIKEARD-LOOE                 v        Ivybridge                                   tbc



ST AUSTELL                     v        BODMIN                                    6.00 p.m.

Cornwall Rugby Developing Players Programme

The application process has begun for the enrolment of players into the 2018-19 Cornwall Rugby DPP. Please download and print off the application form for your son's age group in Sept 2018. Complete and return the application and medical consent forms to Richard Siveter at the address enclosed ASAP (all applications will be accepted).




Please also download a copy of the DPP Handbook for your reference.


For those starting in Year 9 and above in September 2018 the first date to note is Monday 10th September (see DPP Handbook).


Many thanks and look forward to seeing you all in September.


Rich Siveter

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Bolingey Barbarians Look Forward to 25th Anniversary Season

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The wonderful institution that is Bolingey Barbarians will be celebrating their 25th anniversary this year and knowing them they will be sure to do it in style!

This invitation side has developed into the flagship veterans’ side in Cornwall but one of their main aims is to raise funds for disadvantaged children in Cornwall and to date they have raised a staggering £100,000.

The Barbarians’ President, John Sumnall, writes a brief potted history:

Bolingey Barbarians History

Bolingey Barbarians RFC will celebrate their 25th Anniversary in the 2018-19 season. The Club was formed on the 30th March 1993 which followed an ad-hoc match that had been played between the Bolingey Inn and Perranporth RFC on the 07th March 1993 to raise funds for a local cause.

As the ad-hoc match had been so successful, it was decided to form the Club and follow the values and traditions that were seen to being eroded by the advent of professional rugby. Six matches were to be held each season, two each against Cornwall Clubs at “Senior “, “Junior” and Veteran’s level. Selection was by invitation only and all players were considered guests for the day and presented with the Club tie which they were expected to wear if invited again to participate. This invitation gave many players the chance to engage with other athletes that they would normally never play with and had probably spent many seasons competing against.

However, there were other aims of playing and that was to raise funds for disadvantaged children in Cornwall and to date we have donated more than £100,000, in various amounts, to 57 organisations and groups, both large and small, in Cornwall.

Perranporth RFC very kindly agreed to Bolingey Barbarians using their facilities to play matches but the after-match festivities always take place at the Bolingey Inn where all the mementos adorn the walls. This “third half” provided the ideal opportunity, which appeared to be diminishing in Club Rugby, to share a meal with your opposite number, take a beer together and finish the day with traditional singing of Cornish and some rugby songs. Children were and are always welcome and join their mothers and fathers for the occasion.

In the first season of playing it was agreed that the Club should be registered to become a non-voting member of the Rugby Football Union through the Cornwall RFU and a successful probationary period of one year was served. However, in the first three seasons it was already becoming increasingly difficult to raising a team to play a Cornwall “Senior” Club as the Club Coaches did not want to release their players in case of injury and it was decided to concentrate on Veterans’ rugby. This was an unknown blessing in disguise as the veterans loved recalling old times after playing and were probably in a better financial position than they wer