Player Development

Bill Hooper

Bill Hooper

Assistant Hon. Secretary Cornwall RFU

Tribute Cornwall RFU Knockout Cup 1st Rd Draw







Clubs Taking Part In First Round

1 Bude RFC

2 Falmouth RFC

3 Veor RFC

4 Lanner RFC

5 Liskeard/Looe RFC

6 Penryn RFC

7 Pirates Amateurs RFC

8 Saltash RFC

9 St Austell RFC

10 St Ives RFC

11 Truro RFC

12 Wadebridge Camels RFC

Four Clubs will have a bye in the first round.

Clubs with a bye are

No 12 Wadebridge Camels RFC

No 10 St Ives RFC

No 6 Penryn RFC

No 9 St Austell RFC

Draw for the 1st Round

No 7 Pirates Amateurs                       V    No 1 Bude

No 2 Falmouth                                   V    No 8 Saltash

No 11 Truro                                        V   No 4 Lanner

No 3 Veor                                           V   No 5 Liskeard/Looe

First Round will be played on or before the 3rd November 2019

Quarter Finals will be played on the 23rd November 2019

Semi Finals will be played on the 22nd February 2020

Finals to be played on Easter Monday 13th April 2020 venue & kick-off time to be announced.




Age Grade Rugby Update


Changes are coming to Age Grade Rugby, further details will be released on 1st August.

Key changes in the link Age Grade Rugby Key Changes


Any further queries please contact Jonny Stephenson Cornwall RDO.

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Denzil Williams - RIP- Funeral Details

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It is with great sadness that Cornwall RFU has been informed of the passing of Denzil Williams.

Denzil served on various committees of the CRFU over a number of years and was also an Assistant Honorary Secretary.

Denzil was also involved with Cornwall Rugby Referees Society, serving as Secretary again over many years.

The President, John Sumnall and members of the CRFU wish to express their condolences to family and friends at this sad time. 

Funeral arrangements (when known) will be posted on this website.  

George 'Denzil' Williams passed away on Saturday 6th July 2019, aged 82 years at Royal Cornwall Hospital, Treliske. His funeral will take place Monday 22nd July at Camborne crematorium at 10-15 a.m. then back to Redruth rugby club for refreshments and a continued celebration of his life.
By family request. no black unless there is gold in it ! County colours , club colours whatever the sport or casual please .
Family flowers only donations in lieu for the cardiac care unit at RCH Treliske .

Funeral director is Colin Matthews, tel 01209 717772.

Treswithian Downs Crematorium, Puggis Hill, Camborne, TR14 0 BL.


Cornwall Rugby Skills Program

'Cornwall Rugby Skills Programme'


The new season is upon us and now the application forms are ready to download for your son to enrol on to the new Cornwall Rugby Skills Programme (formally known as DPP). 


This programme replaces the old DPP system but follows a very similar format for U14, U15 & U16 players. Please see attached forms for info on dates and enrolment costs.


Many Thanks Rich Siveter

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U.14 CRSP Application form

U.15 CRSP Application form

U.16 CRSP Application form




Nic Osborne - RIP - Funeral Details

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It is with great sadness that we have learned this morning that Nic Osborne President and founding member of Camelford RFC has passed away.

As well as his club roles, Nic also sat on the County Youth and Education committee and Youth Discipline. Cornwall RFU Chairman Dave Saunter said. ’Nic was a quality guy and will be sadly missed by his wife Alison and family and the rugby community in Cornwall. He sat on a couple of committees with me and was always keen to help and give his time. He was one of the driving forces behind Camelford RFC and their continued growth. Our thoughts go out to his wife and family at this very sad time."

Nic's funeral will take place this Saturday 13th July at 2:30 pm at Glynn Valley Crematorium, Bodmin (PL30 4AP). Afterwards mourners are to convene at the Red Lion, St Kew Highway (PL30 3DN). Dress code is rugby shirts or smart casuals. No flowers by request. 




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Photo: Richard Simeons / Simon Bryant Iktisphoto


Outgoing County President Peter James welcomed everyone to a well attended AGM held at County Hall.

Peter spoke warmly of his time in office and wished his successor John Sumnall well for his 3 year term.

Peter spoke of his delight and pride in the success of the Cornwall side at Twickenham and once again congratulated the players and all the staff involved with the side.

Peter also paid tribute to CRFU committee, especially those not seeking re-election, notably Chairman Denis Preece and Hon.Treasurer Richard Simeons. 

Dave Saunter succeeds Denis as Chairman, whilst Andy Richards becomes Hon. Treasurer. 

After the formal business, Richard Simeons was made a Life Member of the Union, whilst former Hon.Secretary Roger Watson and Nigel Dennis (Lankelly-Fowey) were made Life Vice-Presidents.

A suitable presentation will be made to Denis Preece at a later date.






Cornish girls selected for Centre of Excellence Program


Centre of Excellence Trials for Cornwall's Girls




Following nomination by their coaches, 16 representatives of last season's Cornwall Girls U18s and U15s squads have been invited for trials for the RFU Centre of Excellence programme for 2019/20.


The Centre of Excellence programme is the next step on from County competition on the Player Pathway in girls rugby, delivered at Bristol Bears and the other Tyrrells Premier 15s clubs.



Focusing on individual player skills, acceptance to the numerous advanced sessions delivered by the Centre of Excellence across the season can provide both a massive boost to the playing abilities of the accepted individuals, and to the strength of their clubs and Cornwall too!



The girls attending the trials at Bristol Bears Women's Shaftesbury Park on July 7th are Mia Abbott-Smith, Lizzie Langton, Nadine Vincent, Beth Marks, Megan Moriarty, Mia Wray, Louise Daniel, Chloe Shrosbee, Olivia Rowland (all Cornwall U18s); Evie Curnow, Paige Clarke, Lily Jehu, Sophie Daniel, Abby Smith, Hannah Davies, Betty Matthews (all Cornwall U15s).




Best of luck girls!

Ross Tucknott

Chair of Women & Girls Committee

Electronic Match Card Course - Launceston

THE RFU will be extending electronic match cards (EMCs) to all levels of the men’s league game and to level six of the women’s game.

Last year EMCs were introduced for all men’s clubs at level eight and above and to the top levels of the women’s game.

To support clubs that have not experienced EMCs before, the RFU are hosting training at 12 venues around the country.

The training for Devon and Cornwall clubs will take place at Launceston on Tuesday, July 30.

The next nearest training session will be held at North Bristol on Thursday, August 4.

The sessions will be a 6:30pm meet for 7pm start and will last until around 9pm. 

Priority will be given to those from men’s level nine or below clubs and all women’s team. However, if there is space then they will try accommodate attendees from other clubs, whether they are new match card administrators or wish to have a refresher.

To sign up for a course, fill in the form here. Please be aware that there will not be a confirmation email upon completion. 

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30th July – Blaydon

30th July – Launceston

31st July – Wetherby

31st July – Salisbury

1st August – Wigan

1st August – North Bristol

6th August – Silhillians

6th August – Cambridge

7th July – Wellingborough

7th July – Tunbridge Wells

8th July – Newark

8th July - Twickenham


Updating club contacts for Handbook

With clubs holding their AGMs in the coming weeks, please remember to inform John Sumnall (Handbook editor) of any new officers appointed along with their contact details, address, phone, e-mail so that the 2019/20 CRFU Handbook has the correct information regarding your club.

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Bill Hooper

Asst Hon. Sec CRFU

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