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Cornish Clubs Role of Honour 2017/18

Congratulations to:

St Ives RFC – Winners of Tribute Western Counties West (P26; W22; L4) and promoted to Tribute South West One West. Winners of Tribute Cornwall Cup beating Wadebridge Camels in the Final by 20 points to 19.

Saltash RFC – Finalists in RFU Senior Vase and Runners-Up in Tribute Cornwall & Devon League.

Liskeard-Looe RFC – Winners of Tribute Cornwall League One (P14; W14; L0) and promoted to Tribute Cornwall & Devon League.

Helston RFC – Winners of Tribute Cornwall League Two (P12; W12; L0) and promoted to Tribute Cornwall League One.

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Thirteen Cornish U20s Selected for SW Trials

Following the Under 20 Pool matches and Quarter-Final of the Jason Leonard Under 20 County Championship the South West selectors have named thirteen of the Cornish squad to go forward to the South West Divisional Trials for which 55 players have been selected from the eight South West counties.

Congratulations and good luck to:

Rikki Bentham – Prop (Launceston)

Luke Barnes – Hooker (Camborne)

Ollie Andrews – Prop (Falmouth)

Jack Hodge – Prop (Redruth)

Dan Goldsmith - Second Row (Launceston)

Tiaan Clark – Flanker (Camborne)

Will Gibson – Flanker (Cardiff Met)

Torin Clarke - No 8 (Launceston)

James Tucker - Fly Half (Redruth)

Declan Matthews – Centre (Camborne)

Connor Gilbert – Centre (Redruth)

Jake Penprase – Centre (Bath University)

Ethan Tyler – Fullback (Penryn)

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Ashes Off To Twickenham

Saltash 31 v Old Cranleighans 15

Congratulations to Saltash who scored 24 unanswered points in a rousing second half performance to overcome a strong Old Cranleighans side who brought good support with them from Surrey to help swell an excellent crowd at Moorlands Lane on 31st March.

The reward for the Ashes is an appearance at Twickenham in the RFU Senior Vase Final on Sunday 6th May when they will meet Wath Upon Dearne RUFC who play in Yorkshire Division Two.

Good luck to the Cornish boys who we hope will bring the Vase home to the right side of the Tamar!

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Tribute Cornwall Leagues One and Two - 2018/19

A meeting of the CRFU Clubs was held on Tuesday 27th March at Camborne RFC to discuss perceived problems in the RFU lower leagues. All clubs in the Cornwall-Devon League and Cornwall One and Two were invited and the meeting was chaired by the senior member of the CRFU Management Board, David Martin, who is not a member of a club in the County. Over 30 delegates attended representing 17 clubs.

A fair exchange of views was had and a number of queries were answered by Mike Gee, the Secretary of the South West Competitions Committee. The on-going problem of match cancellations due to clubs being unable to raise a team was discussed and agreed this is a club problem. The weather at this time has been a major problem and is causing the season to be prolonged even further.

It was obvious the majority supported the proposed move in Season 2018-19 for the league structure to return to Cornwall One, with probably 8 clubs, and Cornwall Two, probably 7, playing each other home and away. This would leave room for cup games at the start of the season, leading to the National Cup Competitions, and ending with Cornwall Cup Competitions in April. Dates have yet to be finalised, but it would ensure that all clubs have at least 20 meaningful games.

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Bolingey Barbarians Visit the Far West

 

Bolingey Barbarians were invited by St Just RFC to celebrate their 50th Anniversary at Tregeseal by playing a Veteran's match. 28 players and 46 non-playing Barbarians travelled on two buses, using different routes, for the match on Sunday 18 February 2018. Many more made their own way together with the Chairman of CRFU, Denis Preece and CRFU Council Representative, Alan Milliner.

This was St Just rugby at its very best, hospitality that cannot be matched anywhere, played in a thick mist, a match where scores do not matter, and it will remain in our memories for a long time. That so many entered into the spirit of the day is testimony to both the love and respect that Cornish Rugby has for this the most south westerly of all Clubs.

When the day had finished it was learnt that £1700 had been raised for disadvantaged children in Cornwall.

 
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Unique Design Warm Up Shirts Available

The CRFU and O’Neills are delighted to announce that the new “warm-up” t-shirts are now available to purchase from the on-line shop. They are an exciting, eye-catching design - be one of the first to get one!

Follow the link:

https://www.oneills.com/shop-by-team/rugby/rugby-union/cornwall-rfu.html

for details of this, the replica playing shirt, t-shirts, polos, hoodies and much more.

The players have started their preparations for the 2018 campaign – wear your colours with pride to support them.

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