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Cornwall U18's v Plymouth College 1st XV

Monday 5th Sept sees this season's Cornwall U18 squad get  their season off and running when they face a tough Plymouth College 1st XV away at Devonport Services RFC on the 3G pitch at Keyham.

Due to unavailability and pre-season injuries the lads have only been able to get together for one session since the squad was selected back in late May/early June.  The whole squad (inc injured parties) attended an evening squad session which was held at Bodmin RFC last Monday evening.  Although many of the players had not played a game " in anger" since the close of last season all have been involved in either club or college pre-season training and this showed in the session.  The coaching team commenting on the good level of fitness and basic skills on show.

The fixture against Plymouth College is always the season "opener" for the U18 group and tends to be a very tight affair.  The college have been involved in pre-season and are currently on tour in Wales so will have a head start on the Cornish boys.

The Cornwall squad has already been hit by injuries so have called upon a number of U17 players who have impressed through the selection process carried out at the end of last season.  Hooker Callum Dewson is also unavailable due to his selection for the opposition as he attends Plymouth College and is required to play for them.

The U18 group is an important age grade for the Cornwall boys as it gives them a pathway to possible South West Division, and ultimately England U18 group representation.  Last season saw six Cornwall players selected to attend the South West Divisional trials at Hartbury College, with three players going further and representing the South West against London & South East.

Aside from the Plymouth College game, the Cornwall side will be playing

Somerset U18 Group @ Weston-Super-Mare RFC (Sun 25th Sep , KO 3:00pm)

Dorset & Wilts U18 Group @ Launceston RFC (Sun 9th Oct , KO 2:30pm)

Buckinghamshire U18 Group @ Bristol Grammar School (Sat 22nd Oct , KO 2:00pm) U18 Championship

Devon U18 Group @ Bristol Grammar School (Sun 30th Oct, KO 2:00pm)  U18 Champioship

 

Squad for Plymouth College Fixture

 

  • R.Cinnamond (Launceston RFC)
  • C.Degenhardt (St Austell RFC)
  • J.Hodge (Redruth RFC)
  • K.Gratrix (St Austell RFC)
  • S.Haywood (Truro School)
  • R.Mead (Bude RFC, U17)
  • J.Clemson (St Ives RFC)
  • A.Connolly (St Austell RFC)
  • B.Bromfield (Newquay RFC, U17)
  • K.Whitaker (St Austell RFC)
  • P.Bebbington (Launceston RFC)
  • R.Freeth (Truro RFC, U17)
  • S.Gilder (St Austell RFC)
  • O.Wilson (Truro College)
  • R.Edwards (Launceston RFC)
  • A.Simmonds (Newquay RFC, U17)
  • J.Carr (St Austell RFC)
  • R.Heard (Truro School)
  • T.Hawken (Helston RFC)
  • C.Gilbert (Redruth RFC)
  • L.Allatt (St Ives RFC)
  • J.Old (Wadebridge RFC)
  • K.Bradley (Helston RFC

Squad players unavailable

  • C.Dewson (Plymouth College)
  • S.Somers (Truro School)
  • N.Stanier-Smith (Camborne RFC)
  • C.Teague (Wadebridge RFC)
  • J.Hart (Truro School)
  • T.Clarke (St Austell RFC)
  • J.Nancarrow (Rugby Kernek)
  • J.Wood (Truro School)
 
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