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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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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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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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Tribute Cornwall Leagues One and Two

With the first round of fixtures almost complete the split into the two Cornwall Leagues is now known. The top eight will compete in Tribute Cornwall League One in the New Year whilst the other seven clubs will make up Tribute Cornwall League Two. The fixtures will follow in due course.

Tribute Cornwall One

Bodmin

Camborne School of Mines

Illogan Park

Liskeard-Looe

Newquay Hornets

Roseland

St Agnes

Veor

 

Tribute Cornwall Two

Camelford

Helston

Lankelly-Fowey

Perranporth

Redruth Albany

St Just

Stithians

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Camborne School of Mines and Bottle Match to Disappear?

The name of one of the most famous mining institutions in the world, “Camborne School of Mines” may soon be a thing of the past. CSM was founded almost 130 years ago in 1888 and in 1902 the famous Bottle Match was born.

The annual gathering of two packs of miners, Camborne School of Mines and The Royal School of Mines, to play rugby is now the second oldest varsity match but could be at risk if the powers that be have their way.

When the university campus at Falmouth was created, there were no university sports teams and those looking to take part in competitive events were told to contact local teams in the area. Camborne School of Mines was and is an established rugby team in Cornwall, and it gratefully accepted the many students who wished to play. Since then, many other sports have taken on the CSM name including hockey, netball and football.

This year would bring about the 115th annual Bottle match between CSM and RSM. Bottle Match is the second oldest varsity match in the world. Since 1902 the only thing that prevented the game from being played was the Great War and since 2004 all CSM teams have been welcome to partake in this historic event. 

This year, motions are being put in place to cancel Bottle Match and remove the CSM brand from the University teams. Bottle match is more than simply a sporting event, more than a day, it is a culmination of over 100 years of a legacy which unifies both players and supporters alike.

Bottle Match is much more than just a University sports competition it unites students and locals alike. It has become a huge part of Cornish history over the years holding great significance to all of Cornwall. The rugby match has been held in Cornwall 54 times being played by 3450 students all remembering the one match that truly mattered, not just to them, but for many Cornish rugby supporters.

For those who wish Max Stirling has set up a petition against the removal of CSM sport and Bottle Match through change.org which may be found here:

https://www.change.org/p/fxu-petition-against-the-removal-of-csm-sport-and-bottle-match?recruiter=89754074&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=share_petition&utm_term=share_petition&sharerUserId=89754074&utm_content=nafta_twitter_shortlink%3Acontrol

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