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Cornwall U16 'A' 34 v Bristol U16 'A' 26

In the bright sunshine but very chilly wind at Callywith College both of the Cornwall teams managed wins. Both games were very fast paced and the quality of skills on show were impressive and it was clear just what can be achieved by this age group due to the commitment and enthusiasm of players, coaches at clubs and schools and parent support.

The ‘A’ team game started well for Cornwall with back row Dixon completing a strong break to score out wide and Morgan added the extras for a 7-0 lead which was to be short lived. Bristol piled on the pressure with 4 tries and 4 conversions of their own showing considerable power up front and very quick strong running backs. Going into half time second row Grubb powered through for a try for Cornwall to bring the score to 12-26.

The chance to reset the team’s performance and plan for the second half proved crucial as Cornwall set about the second half and played with more composure, teamwork and control limiting Bristol to few attacking chances and pinned in their own 22 for long periods of the game. Half back Morgan used the wind and conditions well to set up attacking opportunities and tries were scored by Grubb, scrum half Durrant. A conversion and a penalty by Morgan took Cornwall into the lead for the first time at 27-26.

In the last minutes of the game, Dixon surged over for his second of the game. Morgan added the conversion and took the lead and final score to 34-26 to Cornwall

Peter Biernis and Glynn Barnicoat refereed the two games that were a credit to all concerned. Both Cornwall and Bristol can be pleased that their commitment to youth rugby produced two very well contested skilful games that allowed nearly 80 boys to win their representative ties at u16.

Cornwall u16 are next in action at Trowbridge on Sunday 21st January when they play Dorset and Wilts.

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Cornwall U16 'B' 38 v Bristol U16 'B' 24

In the bright sunshine but very chilly wind at Callywith College both of the Cornwall teams managed wins. Both games were very fast paced and the quality of skills on show were impressive and it was clear just what can be achieved by this age group due to the commitment and enthusiasm of players, coaches at clubs and schools and parent support.

The ‘B’ game was a 9 try feast of rugby. Cornwall’s Hammersley at 10 used the wind well in the first half to get his team into attacking positions. An early try by No.8 Dower got the Cornwall team’s confidence up and further tries were added by second row Osborne, scrum half Clemmo and a second for Dower. Hammersley added 4 conversions and an early penalty to complete the Cornwall scores. Bristol managed one converted try before the half time whistle but certainly contested every aspect of the game.

At half time Cornwall would have been happy with the team performance and a healthy 31-7 lead but with the change of ends Bristol made good use of the wind and got back into the game with three tries of their own after testing the Cornwall defence with pick and goes and testing line breaks.

 With the score at 31-24 going into the last 10 minutes Cornwall found one last chance and after good work from forwards and backs centre Davies made an excellent break in the outside channel and with good speed and evasive running dotted down by the posts for Hammersley to add the extras and a 38-24 win for Cornwall.

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Start 2018 with a new hat. Or a replica shirt, or a t-shirt, or a polo shirt or a hoodie or a …?

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Bill Beaumont County Championship 2017 Review on Radio Cornwall

 

Do you remember last May’s campaign? Two away trips to Surrey and Devon followed by a memorable defeat of Hertfordshire in Camborne to set up a trip to Twickenham?

You can re-live the moments on Saturday 30th December when Radio Cornwall will broadcast a review of last season’s campaign.

Join Ross Ellis and listen to the dulcet tones of Peter Richmond and John Martin as they describe the action.

For those of you out of county, listen on line here:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p001d7k1

Get your taste buds going for 2018!

 
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Under 16 Squads Announced

The ‘A’ and ‘B’ Squads to meet Bristol at Newquay on Sunday 7th January 2018 (12.00 and 14.00 K.O.s) have been selected.

Congratulations to all the players, their clubs and schools.

These are the Cornwall senior players of the future – come along to Newquay and support them.

 

CORNWALL ‘A’                                                                                          CORNWALL ‘B’

1 – Declan Prouse       Cape Cornwall and Penzance                1 – Ollie Kingsbury    Falmouth and Penryn

2 – Ben Hunt           Tretherras and Newquay                        2 – Perran Tustin         Mounts Bay and Penzance

3 – Cameron Leigh      Tretherras and Newquay                        3 – Thomas Ellery     Mounts Bay and Penzance

4 – Cameron Bishop   Richard Lander and Newquay                 4 – Bailey Osborne    Helston and Penzance

5 – Ben Grubb            Wadebridge and Newquay                    5 – Toby Osborne     Mounts Bay and Penzance

6 – Ollie Foreman      Mullion and Penryn                                6 – Eli Williams          Mounts Bay and Penzance

7 – Tom Dixon           Tretherras and Newquay                       7 – Jack Mills           Ivybridge and Saltash

8 – Harry Hocking      Mounts Bay and Penzance                    8 – Tyler Dower         Pool and Camborne

9 – Ben Durant           Mounts Bay and Penzance                   9 – Harry Clemo         Camborne and Camborne

10 – Ethan Morgan    Tretherras and Newquay                     10 – Sam Hammersley   Penryn and Penryn

11 – Eddie Pearce      Tretherras and Newquay                    11 – Andre Green