This Sunday (3rd Dec) sees this seasons Cornwall U18 squad open their 2017 England Counties campaign when they face Oxfordshire at Weston Hornets RFC.
This is Cornwall's opening fixture in the 2017 England Counties SW Division Championship with their other fixture to be played on 16th Dec against Somerset.
Over the two fixtures the Cornish players will be assessed by SW Division U18 & England Counties U18 coaches. Hopefully then they will be selected to be part of the 37 man squad that will attend the SW Division Final Assessment Day (FAD) at Hartbury College in Gloucestershire.
If successful there, the players will then become part of the 23-25 man SW Division squad that will compete in the England Counties U18 Divisional Day, with the ultimate goal of pulling on the red rose shirt and represent England Counties U18 for the 2018 season.
The Cornwall squad will be competing against players from Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Devon, Dorset & Wilts, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire and Somerset.
Cornwall have already played Devon this season in a warm-up fixture where they took the spoils in a strongly contested game in Plymouth where the "black & gold" came away 17-19 victors.
Squad to face Oxfordshire this Sunday
- D.Bristow St Austell RFC
- C.Looker Camborne RFC
- C.Short Launceston RFC
- C.Baker Launceston RFC
- R.Mead Bude RFC
- B.Bromfield Newquay RFC
- M.Osborne Penzance & Newlyn RFC
- S.Matthews Hartbury College
- L.Cole Launceston RFC
- P.Parry Perranporth RFC
- A.Jacobs Launceston RFC
- R.Freeth Camborne RFC
- M.Austin Truro School
- D.Tyrell St Austell RFC
- A.Simmonds Newquay RFC (Capt)
- C.Standen Truro School
- F.Nottle St Austell
- A.Relton Penzance & Newlyn RFC
- J.Smith Liskeard-Looe RFC
- J.Mares Newquay RFC
- J.Vanstone Launceston RFC
- S.Cornish Penzance & Newlyn RFC
- L.Couch Launceston RFC
- R.Colrein Liskeard-Looe RFC