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U20s County Championship

Tyler Gendall appointed forwards coach for Under 20s



Cornwall Rugby Football Union (CRFU) Under 20 County Championship campaign 2019 is well underway with preparations being made for the coming season.


The fixtures have not yet been released, but a list of eligible players is being complied. All clubs within the county will be asked to nominate players they think suitable for representing their club and the county at this age level prior to a team building team event in November.


We plan to play two warm up games against RNAS Culdrose and Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service in preparation for the first championship game.


On the coaching side there has been a change with forwards coach Josh Lord deciding to step down due to work and family commitments. The CRFU wish to place on record their thanks to Josh for his hard work over the last couple of seasons with Cornwall Under 20 reaching the final of the Jason Leonard Cup in 2018 being the highlight.


Richie Kevern will continue as the backs coach fresh from his success with the senior team in the Bill Beaumont Cup at Twickenham, and continues to play for Redruth at National Two level.


Joining Richie is a former Cornwall U20 player Tyler Gendall. Tyler, who was Trelawny’s Army Cornwall Under 20 player of the year in 2014,  went on to play for the Cornish Pirates in the Championship before joining Bristol and then Harlequins in the Premiership before returning to the Mennaye and Championship rugby. Tyler has now retired from professional rugby and has joined St. Ives as forwards coach.


Chair of CRFU Representative Rugby Chris Lea said. “I am delighted to keep the services of Richie with all his experience for Cornwall, and Redruth in the National leagues, and am delighted to welcome Tyler in to the coaching team bringing with him a wealth of experience at the highest level of English rugby.”


Any enquires concerning the CRFU U20 should be addressed to the team manager Colin Hatch;-


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Eight from Cornwall U.20s make SW trials



Cornwall Under 20 captain Torin Clarke, photo Simon Bryant.



CORNWALL RFU UNDER 20 - South West Trials.


Although the Cornwall Rugby Football Union (CRFU) 2019, Under 20 County Championship campaign has ended, eight of their players have been invited to the South West training day, being held on Easter Sunday, at Keynsham RFC.

This is the next stage for the players who will hope it will end with them earning selection for the England Counties Under 20s.  


CRFU President Peter James said “It is a great honour for these guys to have been selected due to their performances in the Jason Leonard Cup playing for Cornwall.”

 The eight players represent four different Cornish clubs along with Bath University.  The majority come from Redruth with all four players having played for the National League 2 South team this season.

The players selected are;

Torin Clarke – Launceston

Connor Gilbert – Redruth

Jack Hodge – Redruth

Rory Mead – Bude

Mawgan Osborne – Penzance & Newlyn Colts

Jake Penprase – Bath University

Aaron Simmonds – Redruth

James Tucker – Redruth

Almost fifty players from eight counties have been invited to train at Keynsham RFC. From that day the South West selectors will pick a South West team, who will play against the other regions in Derbyshire on the weekend of 11 / 12 May.

The Cornwall U20 team manager Colin Hatch said; -”These eight guys are now up against the best players from our region this season, and will need to perform on the day to get selected for the South West team. We are all immensely proud of their achievement in being selected and representing Cornwall at this level. We would also like to thank Trelawny’s Army Supporters Club, who once again have assisted these young guys with their travelling expenses to this training session in Bristol.”

The CRFU congratulate the players chosen and wish them good luck in the SW trial.