Vernon Parkin RIP


The CRFU are saddened to learn of the passing of former county player Vernon Parkin.

Vernon played in the 1969 County Final for Cornwall at Redruth against Lancashire, having made his county debut earlier in the season against Welsh side Newbridge at Falmouth.

Having impressed, the former Falmouth Grammar School pupil, who was a hard running and feisty centre featured throughout Cornwall's County Championship campaign.

Having played locally for Penryn, Vernon moved to Bristol playing first class rugby alongside Ken Plummer, he also played for Coventry.

Vernon, who played for Cornwall on 20 occasions, also  featured in the famous drawn game in Clermont-Ferrand against a France Selection and the return game in Redruth against France B.

Vernon passed away suddenly whilst visiting his son in the USA.

Cornwall RFU sends it's deepest condolences to Vernon's family and friends.


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