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Cornwall U20s Secure Place In Top Tier

Cornwall U20 44 - Devon 29

In a game that all the Cornish players and coaches knew would define not only this season but also next season’s standing in the Championship tier Cornwall came out with a six try to four win in the bright sunshine at Camborne RFC on Sunday 13 March.

With selection changes due to injuries both teams needed to make rearrangements and it was the depth of the Cornish squad that was to help determine the outcome. This bodes well for the next season as the younger members of the squad now know what is required at this level of the game.

Dan Rutter helped himself to a try hat trick as well as kicking four conversions and a penalty. He got the Cornwall side off to a good start with only four minutes on the clock. Rutter may well yet figure in the South West selectors minds when they meet. Other scores were accredited to James MacFarlane (2) and Adam Hughes. Hughes has had an excellent Championship at No. 8 and has shown great skill and determination and is another good prospect.

However, the whole squad contributed to a good result which looked comfortable at 29-0 after 21 minutes. A nasty injury to the very lively Locryn Williams seemed to halt Cornwall’s strong defensive play as well as a keen desire to keep the scoreboard moving. Devon finished the half with further tries by Bond and Bottoms so at half time Cornwall led by 32-19.

As the second half got underway there were further scores for Devon that brought the score back to 37-29 and it needed the touchdown by Hughes to settle the score but the whole squad had to dig deep to see out the last minutes and a 44-29 score line.

Coaches Brynn Jenkins, Mike Rawlings and Ian Morgan were clearly relieved that the Cornish boys had acquitted themselves well in the final pool game and that the result ensures another season in the top flight of U20 rugby. Thirteen of the squad will now return to compete at this level next season while Luke Hattam, Tommy Phillips, Jack Simmons and Tommy Lee Southworth and others will move out of the age group knowing that they have ensured Cornwall continues to develop quality players in this age group and into the senior game.

 
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THE CRUNCH Cornwall U20 v Devon U20

Sunday 13th February - Camborne RFC

K.O. 2.00 p.m.

Cornwall U20s v Devon U20s

Your support for Cornwall's next generation of stars is needed on Sunday for this winner takes all clash with the loser being relegated to the lower tier of the championship for 2016/17.

Pictured is Dan Rutter, Cornwall's double try scorer at Cinderford on 28th February.

 

1)        TOMMY LEE SOUTHWORTH        CAMBORNE / CORNISH PIRATES PDF

2)        LUKE TREWHELLA                        CAMBORNE

3)         RYAN BURLEY                               PENRYN

4)         ANGUS BROWN                            CAMBORNE

5)         LUKE HATTAM                               REDRUTH

6)         LIAM MOYLE                                  CAMBORNE

7)         LOCRYN WILLIAMS                       CHINNOR    

8)         ADAM HUGHES                              PENRYN

9)        DAN JANE                                        ST AUSTELL

10)      DAN RUTTER                                   REDRUTH

11)      TOM SANDERCOCK                       CORNISH ALL BLACKS

12)      JAMES MACFARLANE                   REDRUTH / EXETER UNI

13)      JACK SIMMONS (Capt)                  CAMBORNE

14)      LEWIS THOMAS                              ST IVES

15)      BEN STEAN                                     CAMBORNE / PLYMOUTH ALBION

 

16)      ADAM SMITH                                  CAMBORNE

17)      AARON VINCENT                           LANKELLY FOWEY

18)      CAMERON SAWYER                     CAMBORNE

19)      HARRY SMITH                                WADEBRIDGE CAMELS                         

20)      WILL GILDER                                  ST AUSTELL

21)      KIERAN DOWN                               SALTASH

22)      JOHN TYLER                                  ST JUST

                         TRAVELLING RESERVES:-

23)       CONNOR BICK                              PIRATES AMATEURS      

24)      BEN ILLSLEY                                 CAMBORNE

25)       ANDY INCH                                    ST AUSTELL

26)       BRANDON ANDREWS                 SALTASH

Coaches – Ian Morgan, Mike Rawlings, Bryn Jenkins

Team Manager - Chris Lea

 

Cornwall Rugby Football Union (CRFU) Under 20 County Championship campaign 2016 continues on Sunday 13 March with their first home game against local rivals Devon.

 

Cornwall have suffered two defeats in their two games and this is a must win, to avoid relegation in the competition.

 

CRFU President Ken Plummer said “This will be another test for these young guys; both Cornwall and Devon have lost their opening games and the loser of this game will be relegated.  Having watched them at Redingensians and Cinderford I know they have the spirit and ability to put in a good performance and get a result!”

 

For both Cornwall and Devon this is the last game in this season’s championship as neither side can qualify for the quarterfinals.

 

Coach Bryn Jenkin said – “The result against Gloucestershire was disappointing, where we made some silly mistakes, missed a few tackles and they rightly took advantage. On the day they deserved the win and will fight it out with Berkshire as to who has the home quarter final.”

 

Cornwall‘s final pool stage game will at home against Devon on Sunday 13 March 2016, at Camborne RFC with a 1400 kick off time.

 

Coach Mike Rawlings said; - “We had the better of them for the first and the last 10 minutes, but lost the game in the other 60 minutes. We have suffered greatly with injuries this season and unfortunately we lost both of last week’s starting props with Tommy Phillips picking up a hand injury and Curtis Reynolds picking up a shoulder injury.”

CRFU Chair Denis Preece said; - “These young guys will have a home game on Sunday and we hope that they will get a lot of support to lift their spirts and hopefully see a win.”

The U20 team manager Chris Lea said; -”It is real shame after reaching the semi-finals last season to be in a relegation battle this season. That is the vagaries of U20 rugby when we lose up to 50% of our squad every year through age qualification. There are a number of these guys who will be around next season and we will be looking at new talent who can come into the squad next season.”

 

 

There will be marketing and sponsorship opportunities with the Under 20’s team and matches, any individuals or companies that may be interested are asked to contact Colin Hatch in the first instance. 

 

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Gloucestershire U20 36 – 14 Cornwall U20

On Sunday 28th February Cornwall travelled to Cinderford RFC in the Forest of Dean for their second championship game of the season.

Gloucestershire U20 36 – 14 Cornwall U20

Cornwall got off to a flying start with a try after 12 minutes when scrum half Dan Rutter dived over after some hard work by the forwards close to the Gloucestershire line. The try was converted by James MacFarlane.

Gloucestershire shaken by the early score came back into the game 4 minutes later with a driving maul and grounded the ball for an unconverted try.

Straight from the kick off Gloucestershire struck again when a missed tackle let them run through to score under the posts for a converted try. Cornwall had to endure the first of two yellow cards when prop forward Tommy Phillips was sent to the sin bin. Gloucestershire took advantage of the situation and from a scrum close to the Cornish line drove over for another converted try. The half ended for Cornwall when an attempted kick was charged down and slick hands saw the ball thrown wide for Reuben Goatley (Old Centralians) cross for the second of what was to be a hat trick of tries.

Half time Score Gloucestershire 24 – 7 Cornwall

The second half Cornwall had the wind behind them and a closer game ensued. In the 53 minute another missed tackle by Cornwall saw winger Reuben Goatley go over for his hat trick, but again the conversion was missed. Cornwall suffered their second yellow of the day when flanker Angus Brown was given 10 minutes in the sin bin Gloucestershire again took full advantage when they scored their final. The Cornwall guys never gave up, and a bit of individual magic saw Dan Rutter break the line, and twice chipped over the opposition catching the ball and scoring a consolation try which was converted to see the final score Gloucestershire 35 – 14 Cornwall.

Gloucestershire deserved their victory with a strong squad and well worked moves on the day. Gloucestershire and Berkshire progress through to the quarterfinals of the competition. Cornwall now have it all to do, with a winner take all battle against local rivals Devon on Sunday 13 March at Camborne RFC with a 1400 kick off.

Scorers:         Cornwall - Dan Rutter 2 Tries, James MacFarlane 2 conversions

                        Gloucestershire – Reuben Goatley 3 tries Julian Mogg 1 try, 2 Unkown

                                                        Wayne Mulhern 3 Conversions

 

 
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Gloucestershire U20 v Cornwall Under 20

 

Cornwall Rugby Football Union (CRFU) Under 20 County Championship campaign 2016 continues on Sunday 28 February with another away trip against Gloucestershire at Cinderford RFC K.O. 2.00 p.m.

 

CORNWALL RFU UNDER 20 TEAM V GLOUCESTERSHIRE

SUNDAY 28 FEBRUARY 2016 @ CINDERFORD RFC 2 PM KO

 

1)        CURTIS REYNOLDS                    CORNISH ALL BLACKS / PLY ALB

2)        TOMMY LEE SOUTHWORTH      CAMBORNE / CORNISH PIRATES PDF

3)         TOMMY PHILLIPS                       REDRUTH / CORNISH PIRATES PDF

4)         LUKE HATTAM                            REDRUTH

5)         ANDY INCH                                 St AUSTELL

6)         ANGUS BROWN                         CAMBORNE

7)         LIAM MOYLE                               CAMBORNE

8)         ADAM HUGHES                          PENRYN

9)         DAN RUTTER                              REDRUTH

10)       JAMES MACFARLANE               REDRUTH / EXETER UNI

11)      CONNOR SWAN                           CARDIFF MET

12)      KIERAN DOWN                             SALTASH

13)       JACK SIMMONS (Capt)               CAMBORNE

14)      LEWIS THOMAS                            St IVES

15)      BEN STEAN                                   CAMBORNE / PLYMOUTH ALBION

16)      ADAM SMITH                                 CAMBORNE

17)      RYAN BURLEY                               PENRYN

18)      AARON VINCENT                          LANKELLY FOWEY

19)      HARRY SMITH                               WADEBRIDGE CAMELS                         

20)      BRANDON ANDREWS                 SALTASH

21)      TOM SANDERCOCK                     CORNISH ALL BLACKS

22)      JOHN TYLER                                 St JUST

 

                        TRAVELLING RESERVES:-

 

23)       CONNOR BICK                              PIRATES AMATEURS      

24)      BEN ILLSLEY                                 CAMBORNE

25)       HECTOR BRIGHT                         St AUSTELL


            

 

Coaches – Ian Morgan, Mike Rawlings, Bryn Jenkins

Team Manager - Chris Lea

 

 

Following the first game defeat away to last year’s beaten finalist Berkshire, the Cornwall team have had a further two training sessions.

 

CRFU President Ken Plummer said “This will be another test for these young guys; playing Gloucestershire in the forest of Dean is never an easy game.  Having watched them at Redingensians I know they have the spirit and ability to put in a good performance and get a result!”

 

Cornwall face 1 further game in the pool stage, against local rivals Devon on Sunday March 13.

 

Coach Bryn Jenkin said – “The result against Berkshire was disappointing, however they are made up with a lot of University guys who have been able to play 4 warn up games. However on the day they deserved the win and showed why they reached the final last year.”

 

Cornwall‘s final pool stage game will at home against Devon on Sunday 13 March 2016, at Camborne RFC with a 1400 kick off time.

 

Coach Mike Rawlings said; - “We must learn from the last game, Berkshire caught us cold and scored twice in the first 15 minutes which put us on catch up all the game. Once we got over that initial setback we matched them for the rest of the game eventually losing 19 – 7. We have the skills within this squad to put in another good performance at Cinderford and I know the guys will be up for the challenge.”

CRFU Chair Denis Preece said “The guys played with pride and passion in Berkshire to wear the famous Black and Gold Jersey. They came up a little bit short on the day but will be full of determination against Gloucestershire.”

 

There will be marketing and sponsorship opportunities with the Under 20’s team and matches, any individuals or companies that may be interested are asked to contact Colin Hatch in the first instance. 


 

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Berkshire U20s 19 v Cornwall U20s 7

 

 Prop Tommy Phillips on the charge!

Cornwall's young guns went down by tweve points to a well organised Berkshire side at Redingensians RFC on Sunday 7th February.

Playing with the wind at their backs the hosts opened the scoring after just three minutes with a well taken try by left winger SJ Mahon (University of Reading). Rory Garrett (Swansea University) added the extras with a tricky conversion from the touch line.

Five minutes later hooker Allen Crawshaw (Windsor RFC/Newcastle University) chased down a speculative kick to score Berkshire's second try but this time Garrett's conversion attempt was unsuccessful.

The Cornish boys started to work their way back into the game but were unable to turn some good possession into points as the scoreline remained at 12-0 at the interval.

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U20s Open 2016 Campaign On Sunday 7th February

 

Jack Simmons named as Captain

CORNWALL RFU UNDER 20 TEAM V BERKSHIRE

SUNDAY 7 FEBRUARY 2016 @ REDINGENSIANS RFC 2 PM KO

 

  1)        TOMMY LEE SOUTHWORTH          CAMBORNE

                        2)        ADAM SMITH                                  CAMBORNE

                        3)         TOMMY PHILLIPS                          REDRUTH

                        4)         LUKE HATTAM                              REDRUTH

                        5)         ANDY INCH                                     St AUSTELL

                        6)         LOCRYN WILLIAMS                      CHINNOR

                        7)         LIAM MOYLE                                  CAMBORNE

                        8)         ADAM HUGHES                            PENRYN

                        9)         BRANDON ANDREWS                SALTASH

                        10)       JAMES McFARLANE                   REDRUTH / EXETER UNI

                        11)      KONNOR EWUDZI                        St AUSTELL

                        12)      DAN RUTTER                                REDRUTH

                        13)       JACK SIMMONS (Capt)               CAMBORNE

                        14)      LEWIS THOMAS                            St IVES

                        15)      BEN STEAN                                   CAMBORNE

                        16)      RYAN BURLEY                              PENRYN

                        17)      BEN ILLSLEY                                 CAMBORNE

                        18)      AARON VINCENT                         LANKELLY FOWEY                                  

                        19)     ANGUS BROWN                            CAMBORNE

                        20)      KIERAN DOWN                              SALTASH

                        21)      TOM SANDERCOCK                    CORNISH ALL BLACKS

                        22)      CONNOR SWAN                            CARDIFF MET

 

                        TRAVELLING RESERVES:-

 

                        23)       CONNOR BICK                              PIRATES AMATEURS      

                        24)      HARRY SMITH                               WADEBRIDGE CAMELS

                        25)       WILL WHITWORTH                      REDRUTH

                        26)      DAN JANE                                      St AUSTELL

               

Coaches – Ian Morgan, Mike Rawlings, Bryn Jenkins

Team Manager - Chris Lea

 

 

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Under 20s County Championship - Pool Games 2016

 

 

After reaching the semi-final last year the boys will welcome your support as they embark on this year's competition. The campaign starts on Sunday 7th February at Redingensians RFC

Sunday 7 February away to Berkshire 1400 KO playing at:-

Redingensians RFC

Old Bath Road
Sonning
Berkshire
RG4 6TQ

 

Sunday 28 February away to Gloucestershire 1400 KO playing at:-

Cinderford RFC

The Beavis Memorial Ground,

Docking Road,

Cinderford,

Gloucestershire

GL142AQ

 

Sunday 13 March home to Devon 1400 KO playing at:-

Camborne RFC

Crane Park,

Cranberry Road

Camborne

Cornwall

TR147PJ

 
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Cornwall u20 v Yorkshire - Match Report

 

UNDER 20 COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP SEMI-FINAL

 

CORNWALL 3 – 63 YORKSHIRE

 

By Bill Hooper at the Recreation Ground

 

Cornwall’s dream of a first Twickenham final at this level since 2002 were ruthlessly crushed by a Yorkshire side full of running who ran in eleven tries, reports Bill Hooper from the Recreation Ground

 

Six of the tries came from a potent back three of full-back Robbie Davidson and wingers Rob Rekis and man-of-the-match Ben Magee, who bagged a hat-trick.

 

After the match Cornwall coach Bryn Jenkins held his hand up and conceded that there were no complaints. “On the day we were beaten by a very good team, we had hoped for better but it just wasn’t to be. Naturally I am very disappointed for the lads and all the hard work they have put in this season, it’s the furthest we have come for twelve years.”

 

In the Yorkshire camp head coach Anthony Posa was delighted with his side’s fine performance. “I am really proud of the lads today, we have travelled a long way not knowing what to expect but everything clicked. Credit to Cornwall who threw everything at us near the end to try and get a score but we held out and that was equally satisfying.”

 

Cornwall were under the cosh from the kick-off and fell behind to an early unconverted try from No.8 and skipper Josh Burridge.

 

Yorkshire looked comfortable with the ball in hand, a crisp passing move saw Rekis run in their second try just two minutes later. Fly-half Chris Bell added the first of four conversions in the tricky wind.

 

Some poor first up tackles by Cornwall led to further tries from centres Elliot Morgan and Oliver Fewtrell before the half-hour mark.

 

Rhys Brownfield cut the deficit with a penalty for Cornwall but trailing 3-26 at the break Cornwall had it all to do.

 

Any hopes Cornwall could stage a comeback were snuffed out as Magee ran in the first of his scores as Rekis ran back a loose kick with interest to set up his fellow winger.

 

Despite a brief period of territory Cornwall could find no way through, instead tries from Magee (2) and Frewtrell punished Cornwall to put Yorkshire out of sight 3-48.  

 

Both sides used their benches but it made no difference for Cornwall as further Yorkshire tries from Davidson, lock George Hedgley and Rekis wrapped up the win for the White Rose to send them off to Twickenham.

 

Cornwall: C Swan, A Taylor, J Simmons, R Brownfield, J Woodward, D Rutter, S Fox; T Phillips, T-L Southworth, J Tyack, T Prisk (Capt), A Hughes, S Furse, J Haines, N Stanleick

 

Replacements (all used): J Martin, R Stevens, D Marsh, A Smith, L Hattam, L Thomas T Eley

 

Cornwall scores – Penalty – Brownfield

 

Yellow Cards – Simmons (18), Phillips (35)

 

Yorkshire: R Davidson, R Rekis, E Morgan, O Fewtrell, B Magee, C Bell, J Thompson; J Fell, W Scholey, C Ward, D Dunn, G Hedgley, J Coser, B Wilson, J Burridge (Capt).

 

Replacements (all used): N Jackson, H Wales, L Harris, J Plunkett, J Walker, E Hinchcliffe, T Battye.

 

Yorkshire scores Tries – Burridge, Rekis (2), Morgan, Fewtrell (2), Magee (3), Davidson, Hedgley, Conversions – Bell (4)

 

Yellow Cards – Dunn (18), Fell (35)

 

Referee: Chris Newton (SW Group)

 

Crowd: 563

 

Man-of-the-match:  Ben Magee (Yorkshire) three tries and showed plenty of pace and willingness to run with the ball.    

 

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CORNWALL U20 v YORKSHIRE

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