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CRFU Delighted to Announce New Partnership with O’Neills

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O’Neills has agreed a three-year deal to supply Cornish teams with playing and off-field kit. O’Neills was founded in 1918 as a manufacturer of Gaelic footballs and it is now the largest sportswear manufacturing company in Ireland.

The first time the new shirt, complete with watermarked Cornwall shield, will be used will be at Launceston on Saturday 18th November when the Cornwall Development XV will play Launceston. The full range of Cornwall replica kit can be purchased from the O’Neills on-line shop here:

Festival of Girls County Rugby at Camborne

Sunday 19th November from noon will see between 250 and 300 girls participating in huge afternoon of girls’ rugby.

Six counties, Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Dorset & Wilts, Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire, will each field sides at Under 15 and Under 18 levels.

Cornwall will meet Somerset whilst Devon will play Oxfordshire and Dorset & Wilts take on Gloucestershire.

At the previous festival in Banbury last month the Under 15s beat Oxfordshire 12 – 24 with the Under 18s suffering a big defeat 53 – 5.

Make your way to Camborne RFC to see the best girls in the South-West group and give the girls in Black & Gold your support.

Cornish Fixtures for Friday 17th/Saturday 18th November 2017

The Pirates will be looking to maintain their winning ways despite a short turn around this week as they travel to London for a Friday evening encounter against London Scottish who have only recorded one win this season.

Lanner entertain Withycombe in a game postponed from earlier in the year whilst the Cornwall league have a full fixture list. All other Cornish clubs enjoy a rest weekend.

The Cornwall Development XV travel to Polson Bridge to meet Launceston in a lunch-time match on Saturday and to launch the new partnership with kit suppliers O’Neills.

Greene King IPA Championship

London Scottish                         v                  Cornish Pirates    (Friday 17th 7.45 p.m.)                                             


Launceston                 v           CORNWALL DEVELOPMENT XV

Polson Bridge – K.O. 1.00 p.m.


Tribute Cornwall & Devon

Lanner                                     v                  Withycombe


Tribute Cornwall League

Bodmin                                    v                  St Agnes    

Camborne School of Mines    v                  Roseland             

Camelford                               v                  Redruth Albany

Helston                                    v                  Perranporth

Illogan Park                            v                  Newquay Hornets

Lankelly-Fowey                      v                  Liskeard-Looe

Veor                                         v                  St Just

(No fixture - Stithians)   

Meet Your Inner Warrior

Clubs – only a few days left to register for a Warrior Camp

Since launching England Rugby’s Inner Warrior campaign in January 2017, over 7,000 women have picked up a rugby ball as a result of attending over 350 Warrior Camps across the country.   

The latest August Warrior Camps saw:   

  • Over 2500 Women & Girls take part across approx. 170 camps   
  • Over 800 new players  

Click here to read highlights from some of the latest camps.

The next phase of Warrior Camps will run from Friday 12th to Sunday 28th January 2018.  As the camps coincide with the new year, the key message around this campaign will be ‘New Year, New You’.

What’s in it for your club?

Your Warrior Camp will receive:

  • Support from local England Rugby staff in the build-up to and during your event.
  • National promotion through England Rugby’s Inner Warrior website ( including sign up options for people to register for your camp
  • Exposure within regional and national media as part of England Rugby’s nationwide communications campaign  
  • Access to the England Rugby Brand Centre to design your Warrior Camp club poster/flyer/social media banner. The Brand Centre also provides an event guide to help you plan and run your camp.   

There will also be a number of opportunities within each areas for clubs to receive additional resources and giveaways.  

Things to consider if you are deciding whether to run a Warrior Camp:

  • What is the best date within the Warrior Camp window for you to run your camp?
  • Who can be on your event team to ensure it’s a successful event?
  • Who else within the club do you need to work with? (Committee? Sponsors? Groundsman? Catering?)

·         Separate event from your usual training sessions and aimed at new or returning players

·         Follow up sessions post your inner warrior event

  • If new people join your club as a result of the Warrior Camp, do you have enough capacity to cater for their development?  

How to register

  • Agree date and time with the relevant people within your club, including your RDO / CRC  
  • Simply click HERE to register your event. This will take less than 5mins if you know the date and time of your event
  • Apply by Friday 17th November in order to be considered for the January Warrior Camp wave. You will be informed by Friday 1st December if your Warrior Camp has been approved.  

What happens next?

  • Start planning how you are going to run and promote your Warrior Camp, ensuring the whole club buys into this.  After all, this could result in more members!
  • Think of what will encourage local non-rugby women / girls to come down and have a go. Remember, it doesn’t have to necessarily always be rugby related.
  • Once your event has been accepted as a Warrior Camp, shout about it on social media using our brand assets to ensure as many people across the local community are aware that it is happening.   

 We look forward to receiving your application and welcoming lots of new women and girls into the rugby family!

Development XV Named

Cornwall Development XV to play Launceston at Polson Bridge, K.O. 1.00 p.m. on Saturday 18th November 2017


Cornwall’s selectors have been busy travelling around Cornwall to assemble a group of aspiring county players to start the build-up to the 2018 county championship campaign. Many past Cornish stars have started their county careers at Development XV level.

The game will also mark the launch of the new partnership between the CRFU and O’Neills who will be supplying all the kit for the senior sides for the next three years. Supporters will be able to buy a wide range of Cornwall replica goods from the O’Neill’s on-line shop.

Camborne is well represented, providing five of the twenty-five strong squad but players come from the far south-west (Pirates Amateurs and St Ives) and north-east (Saltash and Bude). Indeed Bude’s Joe Wilson will skipper the side.


15 Ben Guy (Camborne)

14 Pete Mabbett (St Ives)

13 Declan Matthews (Camborne)

12 Andrew Saviour (Penryn)

11 Will Morton (Saltash)

10 Mitch Vague (Penryn)

 9 Noah Nash (Brixham)

  1 Ethan Patterson (Redruth)

  2 Tommy Lee Southworth (Camborne)

  3 Dom Connor (Brixham)

  4 Jack Heazelton (Truro) 

  5 Alex Thornton (Hayle) 

  6 Lewis Wells (Saltash)

  7 Kieran Westlake (Camborne)

  8 Joe Wilson [Capt.] (Bude)




Kieran Brownfield (Pirates Amateurs) 

Ryan Rayner (Saltash)

Sam Chapman (Wadebridge)

Mark Vian (St Austell)

Jordan Nicholls (Camborne)

Tom Simmons (Falmouth)

Dan Jane (St Austell)

Cavan Boyer (St Austell)

Kieran Down (Saltash)

Rhys Brownfield (St Ives) 



Saturday 18th November at Polson Bridge, K.O. 1.00 p.m.

Over the past few seasons several “stars” have emerged from these Development XV games so make your way to Polson Bridge this Saturday to enjoy what is sure to be an entertaining game which will be the first step towards putting together a squad for the 2018 campaign to challenge once again for the Bill Beaumont County Championship.

A major feature of the afternoon will be the launch of the new O’Neills kit, on and off field, now available to order from the O’Neills web shop here:



To download a printable poster, click here:

Cornish Clubs Results for Saturday 11th/Sunday 12th November 2017

The Pirates make it two league wins in a row and climb to seventh. Redruth fight back valiantly but find a 21 – 0 deficit after forty-five minutes too much to overcome at Redingensians. Camborne miss out at home to mid-table rivals Exmouth. Launceston win at bottom placed Clevedon in South West One whilst London Cornish make it three in a row and consolidate fifth place in London One South.

In Western Counties West Devonport Services prove too strong for St Austell who slip to third as St Ives win at bottom placed Burnham-on-Sea to go second. In the Cornwall & Devon League Penryn stay top with Saltash hot on their heels. Liskeard-Looe still have a five point lead over Bodmin despite falling victim to the weather in the Cornwall League as the mid-table battle for eighth place when the cut is made in December is developing between Roseland and Stithians.


Greene King IPA Championship

Cornish Pirates                       25 - 13                   Hartpury College


National League Two South

Redingensians                           21 - 12                   Redruth


South West Premier

Camborne                               20 - 22                   Exmouth


Tribute South West One West

Clevedon                                   19 - 21                   Launceston         


London & South-East Division - Division One South

London Cornish                        30 - 15                   Maidstone


Tribute Western Counties West

Burnham-on-Sea                         20 - 22                   St Ives

Devonport Services                      27 - 12                   St Austell

Falmouth                                    16 - 33                   Wadebridge Camels

Truro                                        29 - 25                   Tiverton


Tribute Cornwall & Devon

Bude                                        24 -   0                  Tavistock

Hayle                                       10 - 26                   Saltash

Lanner                                     31 - 10                   Plymouth Argaum                      

Penryn                                     6 -   0                  Pirates Amateurs


Tribute Cornwall League

Liskeard-Looe             P (Waterlogged Pitch) P        Illogan Park

Newquay Hornets                   54 -   3                  Helston

Perranporth                            54 -   0                  Camelford

Redruth Albany                         3 - 72                  Camborne School of Mines

Roseland                                 14 - 44                   Bodmin

St Agnes                                  34 - 29                   Veor

St Just                                       5 - 25                  Stithians

(Lankelly-Fowey – no fixture)