Tamar Cup 2020

The 2020 Tamar Cup between Cornwall (holders) & Devon will be played at St. Austell RFC on the evening of Tuesday 21st April. Kick-off time will be confirmed nearer the date.

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Pasty power off to Japan

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 snaffling a Welsh miss-throw quicker than a Pip’s pasty (other pasties are available) to score a try on his maiden start for England, 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).

As every Cornishman will tell you, when England won the Rugby World Cup in 2003 they also had two Cornishmen in the squad, props Phil Vickery and Trevor Woodman!

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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Fixtures & Results 2019-20 now available

With pre-season games already underway, and the full new season just round the corner, fixtures (and results) for Cornish Pirates and other top teams are now available on the TASC site:
https://www.trelawnysarmy.org/cornish-pirates-results-2019-20/
https://www.trelawnysarmy.org/redruth-rugby-results-2019-20/
https://www.trelawnysarmy.org/camborne-rfc-results-2019-20/
https://www.trelawnysarmy.org/launceston-rugby-club-results-2019-20/

We have also updated our banner images, to celebrate Cornwall’s stunning Bill Beaumont Cup Final 2019 success against Cheshire. Thanks to Simon Bryant/Iktis Photo for permission to use here.

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Tyler Gendall appointed forwards coach to Cornwall U.20

Tyler Gendall receiving his Under 20 Player of the Year award in 2014 from Bill Hooper

CORNWALL RFU UNDER 20 COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS 2020

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.

Josh Lord Coach of Cornwall U20s. – Photo mandatory by-line: ©Simon Bryant/Iktis Photo – 03/02/19, Cornwall U20s, Devon U20s, Jason Leonard U20s County Championship, CRFU, Sport, Rugby Union, St Austell, Tregorrick Park, Cornwall, England

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.

Richard Kevern Coach of Cornwall U20s. – Photo mandatory by-line: ©Simon Bryant/Iktis Photo – 17/03/19, Cornwall U20s, Gloucestershire U20s, Jason Leonard Cup, CRFU, Sport, Rugby Union, St Austell, Tregorrick Park, Cornwall, England

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;-

Email – hatch0348@btinternet.com 

Mob – 07967725368

Bill Hooper,

Cornwall RFU Assistant Hon Sec 

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TASC part of civic reception

CORNWALL’S BILL BEAUMONT CUP SUCCESS CELEBRATED AT COUNTY HALL

By Bill Hooper

Members of the Cornwall team along with officers from the Cornwall RFU and also representatives from both Trelawny’s Army Supporters Club and the Falmouth Marine Band attended a civic reception held at County Hall in Truro last Friday afternoon.

Chair of Cornwall Council Hilary Frank welcomed everyone to County Hall and praised the Cornwall team and expressed how proud everyone in the Duchy was with their superb win against Cheshire in the final at Twickenham.

In reply CRFU President Peter James, thanked the council for their hospitality and expressed his pride and joy as a Cornishman in the fine qualities of an exceptional team, and the unrivalled support from the Cornish supporters.  

Cornwall team captain Ben Hilton also spoke about the game and the quality of his players and paid tribute to the outstanding support the team received all through the Championship from the fans, especially Trelawny’s Army and the Falmouth Marine Band.

Councillor Frank, who has also been involved with assisting with the preparations for the Rugby World Cup in Japan later this year, arranged for special RWC pin badges from the organising committee to be presented by an attaché from the Japanese Embassy in London.   

The proceedings concluded with the singing of Trelawny, led by the City of Truro Male Choir.  

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Reds swoop for Albion duo

HAMBLY ANNOUNCES FIRST NEW SIGNINGS FOR THE REDS

By Bill Hooper, at the Recreation Ground

With the dust of the Cornish rugby season barely settled following Cornwall’s dramatic win in Sunday’s Bill Beaumont Cup Final, Director of Rugby Nigel Hambly has moved to add two further members from the Cornwall side to his playing squad.

Redruth Director of Rugby Nigel Hambly welcomes Chris Fuca, Fraser Honey and Matt Shepherd to the club. Photo Jeff Till

Both Matt Shepherd and Fraser Honey have put pen to paper and agreed to join Redruth for next season from Plymouth Albion.

In addition, Hambly has also brought former Redruth favourite Chris Fuca back to the club as forwards coach for next season.

Speaking at the Recreation Ground on Tuesday evening Honey was looking forward to the challenge of playing for Redruth.  He said. “I am delighted to have signed for Redruth, it’s a club I have followed for many years. I think I can bring something to the club and also improve my game with the quality of the coaches here; I have a huge amount of respect for Nigel, Chris and Matt.

Honey was really excited about the prospects for the new season as the pieces begin to fall in place. “The support here at Redruth is the best in the league, I’ve played here for Launceston and Bury St Edmunds as well as the various county age groups, so I know many of the lads already here from those days and of course with the wonderful month we have just had with the Cornwall squad, I’ve played with Jack Oulton when I was at Launceston and he was on loan and I think we have proved that we form an exciting half-back partnership.

Matt Shepherd returns to the club in a player/coach role and is equally enthusiastic about the prospects for the new season. He said. “I feel that this is the right move for me now at this stage of my rugby career, I am really looking forward to working with both Fucs and Nigel, I’ve heard a few stories about Nigel he’s a legend here and huge respect for what he did to get Redruth playing in National 1. I think having both of them here will attract a number of players to the club.

Not only will Shepherd bring a wealth of experience to the side but he is also looking forward to helping develop the young talent that came through the club last season. “There are a lot of really good young players at the club, boys like Jack Simmons, Aaron Simmonds, Jack Hodge and I really am looking forward to helping them develop to the next stage of their rugby careers.

Returning to the club having cut his coaching teeth at St. Ives Chris Fuca is thrilled to be back at the club he calls home. “I am delighted to be back, I spoke with Nigel earlier in the year but I wanted to honour my commitments at St. Ives for last season before agreeing anything. I am really looking forward to my role as forwards coach. I shall be purely coaching to start with but I might have a run out if I am fit enough at some stage.

“I think the player signings that we have announced tonight shows real intent from the club that we need to improve on last season’s results, and I think the work going on at the club both and off the park shows that the club want to push on and make a statement this season. Both Fraser and Matt are hugely respected by the other players and they can only help improve the playing standards at the club.

Fuca is keen to get the Redruth edge upfront back. “Maybe last season our scrum wasn’t quite the potent weapon it’s been in previous seasons, so no question that is something I shall be working on. Fitness has a big role to play so there will be a lot of fitness work pre-season and work on our plays going into the new season. We will bring in some expertise for various areas like strength and conditioning and make sure everything is done in properly planned way.

Director of Rugby was pleased with his first signings for the new season. “I am really pleased to having both Matt and Fraser joining the club for next season and to have Chris back here in a new role for him. Fucs is an icon here and I think he has a very bright future in a coaching role, I think he will relish the challenge of coaching at this level.

As for Matt,I am delighted to see him back at Redruth. I had spoken with one or two other potential candidates but it didn’t work out, Marek Churcher suggested I approach Matt and he was immediately very receptive to what I had in mind. Matt’s proven quality and hugely respected as player and I think he has lot to offer in a coaching role here. When I approached Matt about the role he told me he still wanted to play, for me that was the best response to hear from him, he will bring his huge experience to the squad. 

As for Fraser, I’ll be honest I haven’t seen a lot of him playing, but from what I have seen he is very good and reads the game intelligently, kicks the ball well and puts you in good areas on the field, his success rate kicking for goal is high so all in all a quality player with proven ability in National 1.”  

Hambly also confirmed that Chris Allen would take up the Team Manager’s role for next season and said that plans for the second team next season were progressing  as well as the colts set up for next season under Steve Larkins.

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Shep kicks Cornwall to Cup Glory

BILL BEAUMONT CUP FINAL

CORNWALL 14 – 12 CHESHIRE

By Bill Hooper at Twickenham Stadium

Matt Shepherd, held his nerve to split the uprights with the conversion of Seti Raumakita’s game-saving try to win Cornwall the Bill Beaumont Cup to the delight of the Cornish fans who went beserk at the final whistle.

Matt Shepherd of Cornwall (Plymouth Albion) kicks the winning conversion. – Photo mandatory by-line: ©Simon Bryant/Iktis Photo – 02/06/19, Cornwall, Cheshire, Bill Beaumont Cup Final, County Championship, CRFU, Sport, Rugby Union, Twickenham Stadium, London, England

Credit to the crest-fallen Cheshire boys who must have thought they had the game won, but this Cornish side never gives up, despite playing the second half with fourteen men, got their just rewards for an outstanding campaign.

Huge praise to the players, selectors and coaching staff, especially Marek Churcher, who perhaps doesn’t always get the credit he deserves, but who’s contribution is massive.

Jess Tompsett of Cornwall (Redruth) is tackled by Nathan Rushton of Cheshire (Sedgley Park). – Photo mandatory by-line: ©Simon Bryant/Iktis Photo – 02/06/19, Cornwall, Cheshire, Bill Beaumont Cup Final, County Championship, CRFU, Sport, Rugby Union, Twickenham Stadium, London, England

Prop Jess Tompsett travelled up on the supporters bus on the morning of the game as his partner had given birth to a daughter just hours earlier.

Cornwall arrived at the West Car Park to be greeted by the hordes of black and gold clad fans from Trelawny’s Army, One & All, united behind our boys. The reception the team got off the bus was truly inspiring.

Brad Howe of Cornwall (Redruth) charges at Tom Morton of Cheshire (Macclesfield). – Photo mandatory by-line: ©Simon Bryant/Iktis Photo – 02/06/19, Cornwall, Cheshire, Bill Beaumont Cup Final, County Championship, CRFU, Sport, Rugby Union, Twickenham Stadium, London, England

Despite the lateness of the hour there was a good crowd packed into the lower tier of the West Stand, with the Cornish crowd in full voice as the teams entered the pitch.

Conditions were nigh on perfect at kick-off despite the usual swirling breeze at Twickenham.

Cornwall had the better of the opening exchanges, but couldn’t breech the Cheshire defence. That set the scene for much of the first half, dogged defence.

Grant Randlesome of Cornwall (Penryn) strides forward. – Photo mandatory by-line: ©Simon Bryant/Iktis Photo – 02/06/19, Cornwall, Cheshire, Bill Beaumont Cup Final, County Championship, CRFU, Sport, Rugby Union, Twickenham Stadium, London, England

Cheshire then had a long period of territory and possession with wings Rory Hardman and Sam Stelmaszek looking lively.

The Cornish back row of Sam Stevens, Edd Pascoe and Brad Howe got through a lot of work, whilst Tony Whittle had his usual all action game.

The deadlock was finally broken, by guess who? Alex Ducker. Taking a pass from centre Richie Kevern, Ducker burst through a pair of Cheshire defenders to speed to the line, Fraser Honey kicked the conversion and Cornwall were 7-0 up as the fans cheered like mad.

Alex Ducker of Cornwall (Camborne) runs in a try. – Photo mandatory by-line: ©Simon Bryant/Iktis Photo – 02/06/19, Cornwall, Cheshire, Bill Beaumont Cup Final, County Championship, CRFU, Sport, Rugby Union, Twickenham Stadium, London, England

Cheshire roared back at Cornwall, but once again the Cornish defence was outstanding, tackle after tackle knocked the big Cheshire forwards back, with Cornwall winning turnover ball.

In the lead up to half-time, Cornwall had a penalty on the Cheshire 10 metre line, in front of the posts, Honey elected to kick for goal, his kick rebounding off the Twickenham posts.

Richard Kevern of Cornwall (Redruth) throws a pass. – Photo mandatory by-line: ©Simon Bryant/Iktis Photo – 02/06/19, Cornwall, Cheshire, Bill Beaumont Cup Final, County Championship, CRFU, Sport, Rugby Union, Twickenham Stadium, London, England

Following a ruck there was an altercation near the touchline involving scrum-half Jack Oulton, after the officials deliberation, referee Phil Davies brandished a red card at Oulton, Cornwall would have to play the whole of the second half with just fourteen men.

Cornwall need to re-organise, Shepherd moved to scrum-half, and Craig Williams came on for the excellent Dan Job, who had carried well as well as Tompsett.

Jack Simmons of Cornwall (Redruth) tries to secure the ball after the tackle. – Photo mandatory by-line: ©Simon Bryant/Iktis Photo – 02/06/19, Cornwall, Cheshire, Bill Beaumont Cup Final, County Championship, CRFU, Sport, Rugby Union, Twickenham Stadium, London, England

Cheshire sensed blood and went for it. Pressure eventually told when fly-half Tom Morton squeezed over in the corner for a try he couldn’t convert.

Both sides looked to the bench to find that extra lift, both George Jones and Grant Randlesome had the Penryn contingent on their feet as they surged up field.

But it was Cheshire who now exerted the greater pressure, they drove at the Cornwall line and despite heroic defence by the black and gold, they finally mauled over for a try from Tom Sanders, Morton slotted the conversion and it was Cheshire ahead as the clock ticked down.

Cornwall, Head Coach Graham Dawe watches the match at close quarters. – Photo mandatory by-line: ©Simon Bryant/Iktis Photo – 02/06/19, Cornwall, Cheshire, Bill Beaumont Cup Final, County Championship, CRFU, Sport, Rugby Union, Twickenham Stadium, London, England

Cornwall had a penalty with Shepherd kicking to the corner, three times Cheshire were penalised and thrice Shepherd went for the same, try-scorer Sanders was the first dispatched to the bin for cynical play, followed by Jack Collister.

Seti Raumakita of Cornwall (Plymouth Albion) dives in for the try. – Photo mandatory by-line: ©Simon Bryant/Iktis Photo – 02/06/19, Cornwall, Cheshire, Bill Beaumont Cup Final, County Championship, CRFU, Sport, Rugby Union, Twickenham Stadium, London, England

From a scrum five-meters out Shepherd saw Raumakita running hard from deep, the pop pass was perfect and the giant Fijian burst the tackle to score, as Twickenham went mad.

Ben Hilton Captain of Cornwall (Barnstaple) holds the Bill Beaumont Cup aloft. – Photo mandatory by-line: ©Simon Bryant/Iktis Photo – 02/06/19, Cornwall, Cheshire, Bill Beaumont Cup Final, County Championship, CRFU, Sport, Rugby Union, Twickenham Stadium, London, England

It was left to Shepherd to put the icing on the cake and cue the celebrations as skipper Ben Hilton lifted the cup.

Cornwall (Redruth unless stated): Matt Shepherd (Plymouth Albion), Jon Dawe (Plymouth Albion) (Dean Bonds 74), Jack Simmons, Richie Kevern, Alex Ducker (Camborne), Fraser Honey (Plymouth Albion) (Seti Raumakita, Plymouth Albion 60), Jack Oulton; Dan Job (Lanner) (Craig Williams h/t), Rob Elloway (St. Ives) (Matt Ballard, Wadebridge Camels 38), Jess Tompsett, Tony Whittle (Camborne), Ben Hilton (Barnstaple, Capt) (Edd Pascoe 73), Edd Pascoe (George Jones, Penryn 52), Sam Stevens (Taron Peacock, Camborne 52) , Brad Howe (Grant Randlesome, Penryn 52).  

Cornwall scores: Tries, Ducker, Raumakita, Cons, Honey, Shepherd.

Red Card: Oulton (40)

Cheshire (Caldy unless stated): Rhys Hayes, Sam Stelmaszek (Macclesfield) (Christopher Speed, Wirral 23) , Jack Moorhouse (Sale FC), Michael Barlow, Rory Hardman (Chris Crowley, Wirral h/t) , Tom Morton (Macclesfield), Nicholas Allsop (Sandbach); Nathan Rushton (Sedgley Park) (Brendan Berry, Macclesfield 60) , Neil Briggs (Sale FC) (Josh Brown, Sandbach 46), Derek Salisbury (Daniel Matthews Macclesfield 37), Martin Gerrard (Tom Sanders 60), Jack Collister, Harrison Crowe, Callum Ridgway (David Jones 55), Josiah Dickson (Capt). 

Cheshire scores: Tries, Morton, Sanders, Con, Morton

Yellow Cards: Sanders (76), Collister (80)

Referee: Phil Davies (RFU)

Crowd: 3000

Man-of-the-match: Tony Whittle (Cornwall)

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Cornwall win the Cup

Cornwall Team photo for the 2019 Bill Beaumont Cup Final. – Photo mandatory by-line: ©Simon Bryant/Iktis Photo – 02/06/19, Cornwall, Cheshire, Bill Beaumont Cup Final, County Championship, CRFU, Sport, Rugby Union, Twickenham Stadium, London, England

A Matt Shepherd conversion with the final kick of the game gave Cornwall the Bill Beaumont Cup in a tight final against Cheshire.

Cornwall led 7-0 at half-time thanks to an Alex Ducker try converted by Fraser Honey.

Playing the whole of the second half with just fourteen men following a red card to Jack Oulton, Cornwall withstood Cheshire pressure until finally cracking to an unconverted try.

Alex Ducker of Cornwall (Camborne) runs in a try. – Photo mandatory by-line: ©Simon Bryant/Iktis Photo – 02/06/19, Cornwall, Cheshire, Bill Beaumont Cup Final, County Championship, CRFU, Sport, Rugby Union, Twickenham Stadium, London, England

Cheshire then went on to score a second try, this time converted and looked to be heading for the win.

However, Cornwall’s never-say-die attitude was rewarded at the end when Seti Raumakita cut a great line to score and tie the scores, leaving Shepherd to add the coup de grace.

Full report to follow.

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Watch County Final via ERTV

Cornwall supporters in the crowd. – Photo mandatory by-line: ©Simon Bryant/Iktis Photo – 18/05/19, Cornwall, Devon, Bill Beaumont Cup, County Championship, CRFU, Sport, Rugby Union, Brixham, Astley Park, England

If you can’t make Twickenham tomorrow, then no worries you can watch the final via ERTV on the link below.

ERTV coverage of County Final https://www.englandrugby.com/news/county-championship-finals-twickenham-watch-live/

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Cornwall are ready for Cheshire

Cornwall completed their final training session at Redruth RFC yesterday evening with the squad looking forward to Sunday’s Bill Beaumont Cup final 5-45 pm at Twickenham.

Jess Tompsett of Cornwall (Redruth) on the charge. – Photo mandatory by-line: ©Simon Bryant/Iktis Photo – 30/05/19, Cornwall, Training, Bill Beaumont Cup, County Championship, CRFU, Sport, Rugby Union, Redruth, Recreation Ground, England

There a no injury concerns ahead of Sunday’s clash with Cheshire.

The Cornwall squad will depart for Twickenham tomorrow morning, 11 am starting from Hayle RFC, staying overnight near London.

Dan Job of Cornwall (Lanner) charging forward. – Photo mandatory by-line: ©Simon Bryant/Iktis Photo – 30/05/19, Cornwall, Training, Bill Beaumont Cup, County Championship, CRFU, Sport, Rugby Union, Redruth, Recreation Ground, England

The squad will prepare on Sunday for the game, before the coach ride to the Stadium.

Many thanks to Warren’s Bakery who have kindly provided the squad with pasties for the trip up, also to Tribute Brewery and Kelsal Steele who have sponsored a range of O’Neills leisure wear so that the squad will look “proper” at HQ.

Ben Hilton Captain of Cornwall (Barnstaple) organises the line-out. – Photo mandatory by-line: ©Simon Bryant/Iktis Photo – 30/05/19, Cornwall, Training, Bill Beaumont Cup, County Championship, CRFU, Sport, Rugby Union, Redruth, Recreation Ground, England

Sunday morning sees the Family coach set off from Hayle RFC at 7 am and they will meet up with the Trelawny’s Army coaches and others from the duchy along with our “exiles” to greet the team as they arrive at Twickenham at around 3:45 pm to sea of black and gold.     

For those early arrivals at Twickenham head to the Cabbage Patch for 12-noon, where choirmaster Stu Hoy will lead the singing of the Cornish. Pasties will be available.

For those unable to travel to Twickenham, there will be full match coverage by BBC Radio Cornwall, with Dick Straughan and John Martin your commentators.

It is expected and hoped that ERTV will provide match footage of the game. See the RFU site for updates.

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