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Club Results Saturday 22nd/Sunday 23rd September 2018

The Pirates maintain their 100% start to the season with another bonus point win and sit on top of the Championship with a maximum 20 points. Redruth come out on top on their first visit to Guernsey and Camborne squeeze home after a 0-16 half-time deficit.

Launceston lose at home to Okehampton in the cross Tamar derby relinquishing top spot to their rivals whilst St Ives go down at Keynsham. Saltash continue to find life hard in Western Counties West. Penryn keep up pressure on the leaders in the Cornwall & Devon League.

Saturday 22nd September

National Two South (Level 4)

Guernsey 15-16 REDRUTH

 

South West Premier (Level 5)

CAMBORNE 18-16 Old Patesians

 

Tribute South West One West (Level 6)

Keynsham 17-0 ST IVES

LAUNCESTON 10-17 Okehampton

 

London One South (Level 6)

LONDON CORNISH 17-16 Tottonians

 

Tribute Western Counties West (Level 7)

FALMOUTH 16-10 Bideford

Paignton 12-0 WADEBRIDGE CAMELS

SALTASH 10-36 TRURO

ST AUSTELL 31-3 Winscombe

 

Tribute Cornwall & Devon League (Level 8)

BUDE 17-0 LANNER

Honiton 62-0 HAYLE

LISKEARD-LOOE 5-17 Torquay Athletic

PENRYN 28-6 Topsham

PIRATES AMATEURS 14-9 Tavistock

 

Tribute Cornwall Leagues One & Two (Levels 9 & 10) commence on Saturday 20th October 2018.

 

RFU Junior Vase

Group 3

PERRANPORTH 34-5 ST JUST

STITHIANS 17-7 CAMELFORD

 

Friendly

Roseland 7-8 Newquay

 

CRFU Tribute Duchy Plate – Round One

Penryn 2nd (No side) AWO St Austell 2nd

Saltash 2nd (No side) AWO Camborne 2nd

(N.B. Bude 2nd and Falmouth 2nd have First Round Byes)

 

 

Sunday 23rd September

Greene King IPA Championship (Level 2)

CORNISH PIRATES 29-19 Richmond

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Cornish Clubs Results Saturday 15th September 2018

The Pirates maintain their 100% start to top the Championship with a maximum 15 points. Redruth come unstuck at Worthing after being level at half-time whilst Camborne’s Alex Ducker scores five tries in their one-point win at Newton Abbott.

Launceston continue their revival and make it three on the spin to top South West One West with a maximum 15 points. St Ives have a home walk over as Coney Hill fail to raise a side, a worrying incident for a Level Six club.

Saturday 15th September

Greene King IPA Championship (Level 2)

Hartpury College 17-46 CORNISH PIRATES

 

National Two South (Level 4)

Worthing Raiders 68-21 REDRUTH

 

South West Premier (Level 5)

Newton Abbott 37-38 CAMBORNE

 

Tribute South West One West (Level 6)

North Petherton 43-3 LAUNCESTON

ST IVES HWO Coney Hill (Unable to raise a side)

 

London One South (Level 6)

Westcombe Park 52-26 LONDON CORNISH

 

Tribute Western Counties West (Level 7)

ST AUSTELL 13-20 Sidmouth

Tiverton 33-10 SALTASH

TRURO 20-12 Paignton

WADEBRIDGE CAMELS 40-12 Kingsbridge

Wellington 27-15 FALMOUTH

 

Tribute Cornwall & Devon League (Level 8)

LANNER P - P Honiton (now being played on 13th October)

South Molton 55-3 PIRATES AMATEURS

Tavistock 3-39 PENRYN

Topsham 42-17 LISKEARD-LOOE

Torquay Athletic 43-13 BUDE

Withycombe 34-24 HAYLE

 

Tribute Cornwall Leagues One & Two (Levels 9 & 10) commence on Saturday 20th October 2018.

 

RFU Junior Vase

Group 1

BODMIN 72-0 ROSELAND

NEWQUAY HORNETS 36-11 VEOR

 

Group 2

HELSTON 24-26 LANKELLY FOWEY

ILLOGAN PARK 13-30 ST AGNES

 

Group 3

REDRUTH ALBANY 0-71 PERRANPORTH

ST JUST 26-7 STITHIANS

 

Tribute Duchy Cup – Semi- Finals

Launceston 2nd HWO Saltash 2nd (No Side)

Wadebridge 2nd 56-14 Falmouth 2nd

 
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Week Two Results

A good weekend for Cornish clubs. Cornish Pirates top the Greene King IPA Championship as they record their second bonus point win at the Mennaye on Sunday afternoon. Redruth hold on to win in a thrilling encounter with Taunton Titans to also make it two from two.

Camborne come back to beat Maidenhead. Launceston record their second win to stay joint top in South West One as they also make a perfect start to the season but St Ives find Devonport Services too tough to crack in Devon whilst St Austell and Falmouth show their credentials in Level Seven.

Bude make it two in a row in the Cornwall & Devon league whilst Liskeard-Looe romp home to remain unbeaten in the first two weeks.

Cornwall One and Two clubs played the second round in the Round Robin preliminaries in the RFU Junior Vase.

 

Saturday 8th September

National Two South (Level 4)

REDRUTH 29 - 27 Taunton

 

South West Premier (Level 5)

CAMBORNE 23 - 20 Maidenhead

 

Tribute South West One West (Level 6)

Devonport Services 26 - 22 ST IVES

LAUNCESTON 28 - 22 Newent

 

London One South (Level 6)

LONDON CORNISH 26 - 19 Sevenoaks

 

Tribute Western Counties West (Level 7)

FALMOUTH 20 - 18 WADEBRIDGE CAMELS

Kingsbridge 15 - 15 TRURO

SALTASH 19 - 22 ST AUSTELL

 

Tribute Cornwall & Devon League (Level 8)

BUDE 38 - 19 Topsham

LANNER 36 - 30 HAYLE

LISKEARD-LOOE 39 - 0 Tavistock

PENRYN 40 - 3 South Molton

PIRATES AMATEURS 18 - 24 Plymstock Albion Oaks

 

Tribute Cornwall Leagues One & Two (Levels 9 & 10) commence on Saturday 20th October 2018.

 

RFU Junior Vase

Group 1

ROSELAND AWO NEWQUAY HORNETS

VEOR 17 - 23 BODMIN

 

Group 2

LANKELLY FOWEY 14 - 51 ILLOGAN PARK

ST AGNES 68 - 0 HELSTON

 

Group 3

CAMELFORD 21 - 0 ST JUST

STITHIANS 73 - 5 REDRUTH ALBANY

 

 

Tribute Duchy Cup – Round 2 (RESULTS AWAITED)

Penryn 2nd AWO Saltash 2nd

Falmouth 2nd 26 - 27 Wadebridge 2nd

Camborne 2nd HWO St Austell 2nd

Bude 2nd AWO Launceston 2nd

 

Sunday 9th September

Greene King IPA Championship (Level 2)

CORNISH PIRATES 35 - 10 Coventry

 
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Cornish Clubs Opening Weekend Results

Mixed fortunes for the county’s senior sides as the opening weekend saw good wins for the Pirates and Reds and an early setback for Camborne.

Both the Mining Division’s senior sides played away from home on artificial pitches. Redruth at Dings Crusaders superb new home overcame a first half deficit to take the spoils whilst the Cherry and Whites went down narrowly as hosts Ivybridge celebrated the opening of their new AGP.

Launceston opened their season with a good win in Gloucestershire and newly promoted St Ives impressed against Cullompton. Falmouth took the bragging rights in the Western Counties West derby against Truro whilst Cornish clubs did not fare well in the Devon & Cornwall League with only Bude managing a win and new boys Liskeard-Looe a draw.

Everyone else was in cup action.

Saturday 1st September

National Two South (Level 4)

Dings Crusaders 17 - 25 REDRUTH

 

South West Premier (Level 5)

Ivybridge 29 - 24 CAMBORNE

 

Tribute South West One West (Level 6)

Lydney 25 - 36 LAUNCESTON

ST IVES 41 - 14 Cullompton

 

London One South (Level 6)

Cobham 29 - 25 LONDON CORNISH

 

Tribute Western Counties West (Level 7)

Sidmouth 64 - 7 SALTASH

ST AUSTELL 15 - 6 Paignton

TRURO 17 - 22 FALMOUTH

WADEBRIDGE CAMELS 20 - 43 Crediton

 

Tribute Cornwall & Devon League (Level 8)

Plymouth Argaum 29 - 24 PIRATES AMATEURS

Plymstock Albion Oaks 25 - 20 PENRYN

South Molton 12 - 12 LISKEARD-LOOE

Tavistock 14 - 16 BUDE

Torquay Athletic 99 - 0 HAYLE

Withycombe 50 - 15 LANNER

 

Tribute Cornwall Leagues One & Two (Levels 9 & 10) commence on Saturday 20th October 2018.

 

RFU Junior Vase

Group 1

BODMIN 28 - 16 NEWQUAY HORNETS

VEOR 40 – 8 ROSELAND

Group 2

ILLOGAN PARK 27 - 10 HELSTON

LANKELLY FOWEY 15 - 22 ST AGNES

Group 3

PERRANPORTH 30 - 10 STITHIANS

REDRUTH ALBANY (NO SIDE) AWO CAMELFORD

 

Tribute Duchy Cup – Round 1

Saltash 2nd  HWO Penryn 2nd (NO SIDE)

Wadebridge 2nd 53 - 0 Falmouth 2nd

St Austell 2nd HWO Camborne 2nd (NO SIDE)

Launceston 2nd HWO Bude 2nd (NO SIDE)

 

Sunday 2nd September

Greene King IPA Championship (Level 2)

CORNISH PIRATES 31 - 24 Doncaster

 
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Camelford RFC – 10 Years Old!

Congratulations to Camelford RFC who will be celebrating their 10th Anniversary this season. A real success story thanks to the hard work of a group of dedicated volunteers who have built a club which embraces the true values of our game.

The first of many celebrations will be on Saturday 8th September when they entertain St Just in a cup game when a new shirt will be unveiled.

On Sunday 28th April their season will culminate in a President’s Day at Lane End.

For further details please contact Nic Osborne at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Good luck to “The Ford” for their anniversary season and many more to follow!

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Hertfordshire Reach Twickenham Final

Simon Bryant’s photo (Iktis Photo) shows Penryn’s George Jones on the charge.

A combination of injuries and some disappointing last-minute withdrawals left the selectors with the extremely difficult task of putting a squad together to make the journey to Bishop’s Stortford.

The players that travelled did so knowing that they faced an uphill task but keen and proud to pull on the famous black & gold jersey. They played with passion and commitment and despite being outmuscled up front by a much bigger Hertfordshire pack they never let their heads drop and kept playing for the full eighty minutes.

Trelawny’s Army led the travelling supporters in cheering and singing the players from the field in recognition of the fact that they had given everything for the cause. Despite the final score the whole squad have every reason to be proud of themselves.

In the midst of celebrating rounding off their season with a big win, the Hertfordshire players and coaching team were taken by surprise by the unexpected news that Surrey had beaten Gloucestershire, putting Hertfordshire into the final against cup holders Lancashire.

The relegation slot from Division One is decided on a two-year cycle so winning the Division last season means Cornwall will retain their status in the top tier – Surrey will be relegated having been deducted two points for playing an illegible player and will be replaced by Hampshire.

Division One South for 2019 and 2020 will therefore consist of:

Cornwall, Devon, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Hertfordshire and Kent.

Cornwall will be drawn to play against three of the other counties (probably two away games) with the fixtures reversed in 2020. THIS IS SUBJECT TO THE USUAL CAVEAT – UNLESS THE RFU CHANGE THE RULES/FORMAT AGAIN.

The retirement from county rugby of several senior Cornish players meant this was always going to be a transition year. Lessons will have been learnt and Cornwall will face next season all the stronger for it.  

Match report from Bill Hooper:                  

HERTFORDSHIRE 50–0 CORNWALL

By Bill Hooper

Cornwall selectors rang the changes ahead of the county side’s final fixture for this season with a view to looking at players ahead of next season’s campaign; however they were also hit by some late withdrawals which meant Cornwall fielding a side with not one Redruth player in the match day squad!

Sadly, for Cornwall the gulf in the playing standard showed with Cornwall suffering their biggest defeat for many years, a result that will shock many but in reality others feared.

Huge credit to those players who came in at the last minute to wear the shirt, indeed to the whole side for never giving up playing until the final whistle.

Cornwall ended the campaign bottom of their group but as relegation is considered over two seasons, the 15 points they amassed in 2017 saved their skins, however in 2019 they will start another 2 year cycle of results. Surrey appear to be the unlucky side to drop having been deducted points for fielding an ineligible player against Cornwall. They will be replaced in the top tier by Hampshire. 

Cornwall’s skipper Jake Murphy was philosophical in defeat. “Credit to our lads for turning out today, it’s not been easy putting a side together this week. To a man they gave their all but sadly the gulf was evident today when you are up against National League 1 & 2 players. I shall think over my own situation over the summer as to whether I should carry on next season, maybe it’s time for the youngsters to step up now and take Cornwall on a new adventure.”

As in their previous two games Cornwall conceded an early try from a catch-and-drive when Herts hooker Steff Jones snuck over from the drive, fly-half Sean Taylor kicked the conversion and the home side were up and running.

Cornwall then lost lock Jack Heazelton to injury giving Penryn’s Adam Hughes an early chance to impress.

Cornwall enjoyed good possession for large parts of the first half but sadly committed too many errors. Skipper Jake Murphy and fellow centre Jon Dawe caught the eye in mid-field as did forwards Jon Drew and George Jones with their drives.

Hertfordshire made the most of their field position when it came scoring two tries in the final ten minutes of the first half through lock Harry Green and right on the half-time whistle through No.8 Chris West, Taylor converted the former for a 19-0 half-time advantage to Hertfordshire.

In the second half Cornwall again had good periods but sadly they couldn’t capitalise as the big Hertfordshire pack took charge allied to the greater fitness of National League players.

Saltash’s Lewis Wells looked lively, whilst lock Ben Hilton was a nuisance in the rucks and mauls. 

Hertfordshire’s bonus point try came from a forward drive replacement hooker Ollie Walker getting the try with the excellent Taylor again adding the extras.

Tries came at regular intervals as the final quarter wore on through scrum-half Ben Creasey centre James Rea, replacement wing Luke Barber, flanker Nick Radley bringing up the eight tries. Taylor added a further couple of conversions to complete the scoring in an emphatic win, which coupled with Surrey’s win over Gloucestershire sees the men in green at Twickenham next Sunday to face Lancashire in the final.

Cornwall will be bitterly disappointed not to have got a score, whilst the coaches and selectors will have much to ponder on how to turn Cornwall’s fortunes around next season.     

 

 

HERTFORDSHIRE: S Taylor (Hertford), E Byfield (Tring), J Rea (Bishop’s Stortford), R Streets (Hertford), S Barnes (Tring), D Watt (Old Albanian), T Banks (Bishop’s Stortford, capt); L Castiglione, S Jones (both Hertford), K Garside (Amptill), R Conquest (Cambridge), H Green, N Radley, N Stevens (all Tring), C West (Old Albanian).

Replacements: O Walker (Old Albanian), T McCrone (Bishop’s Stortford), D Archer, J Elston, B Creasey (all Hertford), J Scantlebury (Bishop’s Stortford), L Barber (Harpenden).

Hertfordshire scores: Tries, Jones, Green, West, Walker, Rea, Creasey, Barber, Radley, Cons, Taylor (5)

 

CORNWALL: M Vague (Penryn), W Morton (Saltash), S Hitchens (Penryn), J Dawe, D Pearce (both Launceston), J Murphy (Barnstaple, capt), T Peacock (Camborne); A Zacharovs (Camborne), M Ballard (Wadebridge Camels), J Drew (Camborne), B Hilton (Barnstaple), J Heazelton (Truro), L Wells (Saltash), G Jones (Penryn), L Duke (Launceston).

Replacements: T-L Southworth, (Camborne),  Z Cinnamond (Launceston), A Hodges (Bude), O Seagrove (Truro), A Hughes (Penryn), N Nash (Brixham), R McAtee (Camborne).

REFEREE: Alex Thomas (RFU)

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