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Cornishmen Nowell & Cowan-Dickie named in World Cup Squad

 

Cornishmen Jack Nowell and Luke Cowan-Dickie were named in England's 31 man squad for the forthcoming  Rugby World Cup in Japan next month.

Cowan-Dickie impressed in England's warm up again against Wales at Twickenham on Sunday, whilst for Nowell it's a race to get fit ahead of the tournament.

Both players come from Newlyn and came through the ranks at Penzance & Newlyn and Truro College before progressing to Exeter Chiefs.

Speaking at the announcement England's Head Coach Eddie Jones said. “Today is another step in the progress towards the Rugby World Cup.

"We have taken the decision to go early because of what we learned from previous campaigns. We want the squad to know early and now we can get on and be the best prepared England side there has ever been, ready to win the World Cup.”
 
On the players not selected Jones added: “A lot of good players have missed out, we feel for them, I feel for them personally. But as we know the World Cup is an incredible tournament where opportunities can present themselves and all those players who have missed out have been told they have to be ready.”
 
England have three matches against Wales (17 August), Ireland (24 August) and Italy (6 September) before the tournament starts. Jones said of their importance: “Every game is an opportunity to improve our game fitness, our team cohesion, and our tactical adaptability. Each game for us will have a specific purpose.”
 
England will begin their Rugby World Cup campaign in Japan against Tonga in Sapporo (22 September, KO 11:15am UK time) before playing USA Rugby in Kobe (26 September, KO 11:45am UK time), Argentina in Tokyo (5 October, KO 09:00am UK time) and France in Yokohama (12 October, KO 09:15am UK time).
 
England’s official Rugby World Cup squad
 
Forwards
Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers, 86 caps) **
Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter Chiefs, 12 caps)
Tom Curry (Sale Sharks, 11 caps)
Ellis Genge (Leicester Tigers, 10 caps)
Jamie George (Saracens, 37 caps) *
Maro Itoje (Saracens, 27 caps)
George Kruis (Saracens, 32 caps) *
Joe Launchbury (Wasps, 59 caps) *
Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints, 72 caps) **
Lewis Ludlam (Northampton Saints, 1 cap)
Joe Marler (Harlequins, 58 caps) *
Kyle Sinckler (Harlequins, 22 caps)
Jack Singleton (Saracens, 1 cap)
Sam Underhill (Bath Rugby, 9 caps)
Billy Vunipola (Saracens, 42 caps) *
Mako Vunipola (Saracens, 53 caps) *
Mark Wilson (Newcastle Falcons / Sale Sharks, 13 caps)
 
Backs
Joe Cokanasiga (Bath Rugby, 5 caps)
Elliot Daly (Saracens, 31 caps)
Owen Farrell (Saracens, 70 caps) *
George Ford (Leicester Tigers, 56 caps) *
Piers Francis (Northampton Saints, 5 caps)
Willi Heinz (Gloucester Rugby, 1 cap)
Jonathan Joseph (Bath Rugby, 41 caps) *
Jonny May (Leicester Tigers, 45 caps) *
Ruaridh McConnochie (Bath Rugby, uncapped)
Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs, 33 caps) *
Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs, 22 caps) *
Manu Tuilagi (Leicester Tigers, 33 caps) *
Anthony Watson (Bath Rugby, 34 caps) *
Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers, 86 caps) **
 
* number of Rugby World Cup tournaments played

 

 
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Cornwall Under 20s selection process

 

 

 

 

 

 

05 August 2019

To All Club Secretaries / Club Coaches

 

Cornwall Under 20 – Training Squads 2019 / 2020

 

I am writing as the CRFU Under 20 Team Manager to ask for your assistance with the coming season. We would like you to nominate players that you feel have the skill / knowledge and potential to represent your club at County Under 20 level.

The squad will be coached by Rich Kevern and Tyler Gendall who act as a link for these young players into the full County squad. We will be holding a training selection session early in the new season with the aim of concentrating training before the start of their Championships in February 2019.

We are looking for players to be nominated who have the potential to perform at this higher level of rugby. Last season we reached the quarter final of the Jason Leonard Cup.

The requirements are, players nominated must be under 20 years of age on 1st September 2019 and at least 17 years of age by the day of the match.

If you wish to discuss any potential players then please do not hesitate to contact myself in the first instance on the details above or in the county handbook. I thank you in anticipation of your support.

Please complete and return the pro forma by no later than 05 September 2019 to me by email or over the phone.

 

Colin Hatch

Under 20 Team Manager

Mobile: 07967725368, e-mail:
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or Chris Lea (Chairman of Representative Rugby)

Mobile:07773194343, email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Pro forma below

Under 20 nominations form Adobe

 
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South West Under 20 roles

THE South West Under-20s are looking to appoint an honorary divisional chair of selectors and an honorary assistant coach for the 2019-20 season.

The selectors’ job will support the divisional team manager and national chairman of selectors to identify a divisional squad by ensuring that a uniform player assessment and grading system is in place for inter-CB matches and the national selection weekend on May 8/9/10.

The post-holder will ensure the RFU’s objectives for the England Counties U20s’ programme are achieved by leading the implementation of a consistent player assessment and selection system at divisional and CB levels in accordance with RFU policies on player assessment & selection.

They will be responsible for establishing effective working relationships with CB personnel to ensure that all inter-CB matches are observed and assessed to form a divisional squad in accordance with RFU policies for this programme.

Applicants should demonstrate significant experience of coaching, assessing, and selecting players at CB and or divisional levels and hold a minimum of a RFU / UKCC Level 2 coaching qualification or its recognised equivalent.

The South West Under-20s are also seeking an honorary assistant coach for the 2019-20 season.

They will support the divisional team manager and head coach to prepare a divisional squad for the national selection weekend on May 8/9/10, 2020.

Applicants should demonstrate significant experience of coaching, club, CB and/or divisional levels and hold a minimum of a RFU / UKCC Level 2 coaching qualification or its recognised equivalent.

Applications for both posts should be in writing together with a rugby CV and should be sent by email to Nigel Gooding at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. stating your experience, qualifications, and suitability for this role.

Closing date for applications is 30.8.19. Interviews will be held in September 2019

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