CORNWALL RFU UNDER 20 COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP 2019
The Jason Leonard Cup.
Cornwall Rugby Football Union (CRFU) Under 20 County Championship campaign 2019 moves to the second pool game in the Jason Leonard Cup. Cornwall will play Hampshire at a new venue of Havant RFC on the 3G pitch with a 13:30 kick off time on Sunday February 24.
Cornwall welcome back last season’s skipper Torin Clarke, who missed the last game through injury.
Elsewhere in the pack Mawgan Osborne, who came on as a replacement against Devon, partners Dan Goldsmith in the second row.
Harry Lightfoot another replacement against Devon, starts in the back row in place of try scorer last time out, Harry Somers.
In the backs there is just the one change with Penryn Colt, Charlie Levick coming onto the wing in place of Alistair Harding who drops to the bench.
Other changes to the bench see Luke Barnes and Cain Worley as front row cover, Eddy Hall as a forward replacement, whilst James Tucker, part of last season’s team, comes into the squad as half-back cover.
Coach Rich Kevern said. “The guys got off to a winning start against Devon, but this will be a different test away from home and playing on an artificial surface. We have kept a pretty settled side with only a couple of changes due to availability of players and, tactically. Harry Lightfoot starts at 6 and our captain Torin is back fit and fills the number 8 shirt. Another starter from last year James Tucker comes onto the bench along with Cain Worley and Luke Barnes who are covering the front row and youngster Charlie Levick gets a start on the wing”
Cornwall Captain Torin Clarke said. “It is great to back in the shirt and honoured to be captaining the side again after the first game. We had a hard fought game against Devon that went down to the wire. I was immensely proud of the guys who stuck to the game plan right up to the final minute, which saw us come through with a victory.”
The final pool game will again be hosted by St Austell RFC on Sunday 17 March where the opponents will be Gloucestershire.
The Cornwall U20 team manager Colin Hatch said. “At the last home game 13 new ties were presented to guys on playing their first match for the Cornwall U20. In addition Reuben Edwards, Dan Goldsmith, Jake Penprase, Connor Gilbert and Harry Lightfoot were awarded the first ever CRFU U20 caps for making 7 Championship appearances. This is a fantastic achievement for the guys and shows their commitment to the U20 team over 2 and in Reuben’s case 3 seasons. ”
Jake Penprase (Bath University) Connor Gilbert (Redruth) Reuben Edwards, Dan Goldsmith and Harry Lightfoot (All Launceston) with their caps. Photograph courtesy of Simon Bryant.
|1||Jack Hodge (Vice Captain)||Redruth|
|5||Mawgan Osborne||P&N Colts|
|7||Aden Brassington||St Ives|
|8||Torin Clarke (Captain)||Launceston|
|10||Will Trewin||Cardiff Met|
|11||Charlie Levick||Penryn Colts|
|13||Jake Penprase||Bath Uni|
|18||Eddy Hall||Pirates Amateurs|
|24||Olly Matthews||Wadebridge Camels|
|26||Ben Plummer||St Austell|
Coaches – Josh Lord + Rich Kevern
Medical cover – Sam West + Lauren Albury
Kit – Paul Hurrell (Head) +Colin Hatch