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Ben Hilton 50 caps for Cornwall

Just to let you know, Saturday’s Cornwall appearance was Ben’s 50th, confirmed by Terry Carter Chairman of Selectors.
As you will understand to reach 50 caps in this era is very unusual. Graham Dawe was his Marjon coach at Plymouth University.
He has also played 18 times for England Counties,

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Bernie Shepherd R.I.P.

We were devastated to learn this morning that our much loved and respected Vice-Chairman Bernie Shepherd passed away last night following a short illness.

As we come to terms with this sad news, we offer our condolences and deepest sympathies to Bernie’s family at this difficult time.

Bernie was always a great friend on the sidelines as he followed the playing career of his son Matt.

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Cornwall Women make their own final

GILL BURNS CUP

CORNWALL WOMEN 28 – 27 SOMERSET WOMEN

By Bill Hooper at Hayle RFC

Cornwall Women staged a tremendous second half comeback to secure their place in this season’s Gill Burns Division 3 final, thanks in part to four successful conversions from tries scored close to the posts.

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Storming second half sees Cornwall through

BILL BEAUMONT CUP

HERTFORDSHIRE 24 – 50 CORNWALL

By Bill Hooper

Three tries during the third quarter gave Cornwall the platform to earn another trip to Twickenham on 4th June to play Cheshire in a repeat of the dramatic 2019 final.

Hertfordshire gave early notice that they might pose Cornwall a few questions with their strong backs and it showed when the hosts went ahead thanks to a try from centre Josh Rudling.

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Cornwall make a couple of changes ahead of Herts

Cornwall’s selectors have been forced to make a couple of changes to the Cornwall side that enjoyed a fine win against Hampshire last Saturday by 78-12.

Matt Shepherd has switched to full-back in place of the injured Will Trewin, who suffered concussion near the end of Saturday’s game.

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5 Cornwall U20 Players selected for the SW team

5 Cornwall U20 Players selected for the SW team

Following trials at Bristol on the 8 May, the SW selectors confirmed 5 Cornwall U20 players had been selected for the SW team.

Unfortunately, the RFU have decided there will be no England Counties U20 this season,

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Middlesex Women 5 – 10 Cornwall Women

GILL BURNS CUP

MIDDLESEX WOMEN 5 – 10 CORNWALL WOMEN

By Bill Hooper

Cornwall Women made it two wins on the bounce with a gutsy display at Grasshoppers RFC against their hosts Middlesex Women.

A very even first half saw both sides have scoring chances but the defences held firm.

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Big win sets Cornwall up for tilt at Twickenham final

BILL BEAUMONT CUP

CORNWALL 78 – 12 HAMPSHIRE

By Bill Hooper at the Recreation Ground. Photos Simon Bryant Iktisphoto

Cornwall served up a veritable feast of attacking rugby at Redruth as they opened the defence of the Bill Beaumont Cup with an emphatic win against a valiant Hampshire.

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Cornwall side to face Hampshire

Cornwall selectors have announced their side to play Hampshire in their first game in this season’s Bill Beaumont Cup.

Only two players who featured in the recent Crawshay’s match feature in the match day 22, Matt Shepherd and Tony Whittle.

Former Cornwall captain Kyle Marriott returns as captain having last played for Cornwall in the winning final of 2016 against Cheshire.

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Cornwall Women name side to play Middlesex Women

Fresh from their success against Dorset & Wilts Women last Sunday by 30-15 at Polson Bridge, Cornwall Women travel to take on Middlesex Women at Grasshoppers RFC with a 1 pm kick-off.

In the pack both hooker Emily Carbis and flanker Rhian Roberts drop to the bench, with Holly Derrante and Briony Eddy come into the starting pack.

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