Devon & Cornwall XV 1931


The latest in our series of pictures is of the combined Devon & Cornwall side that played South Africa at Devonport on 18th November 1931.

Many thanks to Bill Hooper for identifying the clubs of some of the players photographed. (The full list of names can be found by clicking on the link.)

The details are: CHG Penny (Penzance), R Jennings (Redruth), H Rew* (Exeter), CSH Webb* (Devonport S), W Rowe (Penzance & St. Ives), ERA Harding (Devonport S)

GWF Bell (Barnstaple), J Hughes (??)

Kneeling seated: W Webber (Blackheath),  Eddie Richards* (Penryn & Plymouth Albion), R Sparks* (Plymouth Albion), ERB Stanbury (Plymouth Albion), P Collins (Camborne), J Merchant (Brixham), C Triniman (Redruth), W H Curnow (Redruth).

Records show that on their twenty-six-match tour The Springboks won twenty-three (including beating the four home nations), lost one (Leicestershire and East Midlands) and drew two including this match which was 3 – 3 and against the South of Scotland 0 – 0! You don’t see many results like that these days thank goodness.

As usual the full size, printable version is available by clicking on the link below.

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