Congratulations to Matt and Robin

Well done to Matt Shepherd (pictured courtesy of Simon Bryant, Iktisphoto) and Robin Wedlake who have been selected for the England Counties tour which departs the day after the Bill Beaumont County Championship Final (Lancashire v Cornwall) on Sunday 28th May.

England Counties will complete a two-match tour of Spain from 29 May to 4 June, and team manager Matt Long is expecting a tough test.

Counties are set to face a Basque Country team in San Sebastian on Wednesday, 31 May before travelling to Guadalajara three days later to take on Spain, and Long is wary of the challenge ahead.

“I’m expecting a very physical game,” he said of the international clash. “Given we wanted a full Test against the international side, I think we’ll get one.

“We’ve done a bit of research, and we know Spain are improving, their world ranking is proof of that. We’re going to have a hard test.”

Counties will fly to Spain the day after the county championship final at Twickenham Stadium, and Long explains there will be no meet and greet beforehand, rather his side will have to gel and search for consistency from the outset.

He added: “We expect that both the Basque Country team and Spain will want to play a quick game, and we must adapt to that accordingly.”


A Huge Thank You to Cornwall’s Faithful

The cliché of the sixteenth man was very much in evidence at Richmond on Saturday 6th May. With an hour of the game gone the boys were up against it but the 600 Cornish supporters, led by Trelawny’s Army, sang, cheered and shouted to give the boys the boost they needed to produce a scintillating last twenty minutes which produced four superb tries.

The players look forward to seeing you all again (plus many more of you) at Ivybridge on Saturday 13th May when they face the old foe, Devon, in the next round of matches. Devon went down 55 – 12 to Gloucestershire in week one so Cornwall will be looking for a big win to stay in the hunt for another trip to Twickenham.

The atmosphere at Richmond was fantastic now let’s turn Ivybridge black & gold on 13th!


Congratulations to London Cornish

Congratulations to London Cornish RFC 1st XV who, as Champions of London 2 South West, have obtained promotion to Level 6 next season. This the first time in the history of the club that this has happened and reflects tremendously on the efforts of all involved. This means that, of the affiliated clubs, only Cornish Pirates, Redruth and Camborne will be ranked higher. London Cornish will play in London 1 South, the equivalent of South West 1 West and will be jointly ranked with Launceston.

The club regularly fields four senior teams, something which our home based clubs can only dream of!


In the autumn, the Club’s 55th Year Reunion is being held at the Hotel Bristol in Newquay over the weekend of 6th/7th & 8th of October this year. Any current or former Cornwall Club players who may have played against LC in the past, principally when Cornish were in the Duchy on tour, will be very welcome to attend. Further details and the contact for the weekend is Adrian Williams. His e - mail is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Jacob Maloy Osteosarcoma Trust


SAT 13th May at Camborne Rugby Club

This is in aid of the Jacob Maloy Osteosarcoma Trust which was set up in memory of Jake, a keen and talented local rugby player who passed away from osteosarcoma last October at the age of just 17. 




Shirts available for a limited time only via this link.

Deadline to buy is midnight on Sunday 26th March so that your shirt is here for the 7’s Day. A percentage of all sales will go to the JACOB MALOY OSTEOSACOMA TRUST