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Cornwall make changes for Gloucestershire test

Photo: Cornwall u.20 in action against Gloucestershire last season

 

Cornwall Rugby Football Union  Under 20 County Championship campaign 2017 continues on Sunday 26 February with a home game at Redruth against Gloucestershire kick-off 2 pm.

Following the first game against Berkshire,

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RFU cost-cutting threatens to wreck County rugby

Photo: Sam Matavesi in action for Cornwall in 2016 Bill Beaumont Cup Final

Trelawny’s Army are indebted to Neale Harvey for allowing us to re-print his article that appeared in Sunday’s The Rugby Paper and which concerns us all.

EXCLUSIVE By NEALE HARVEY

Lancashire head coach Mark Nelson has slammed cost-cutting proposals that could see the England Counties team and the County Championship axed.

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County Championship in danger. Cornish Pirates great win in Yorkshire

County Championship joy in jeopardy

 

Unwelcome news in Sunday’s papers that the County Championship is once again facing an uncertain future. Both the Rugby Paper and the Sunday Independent carry an article by Neale Harvey that certain power-brokers in the RFU are again considering scrapping the competition,

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Launceston’s survival bid gathers momentum

Plenty of smiles up at Polson Bridge on Saturday evening after Launceston’s 43-12 win against Newton Abbot. It was the Cornish All Blacks first bonus point win this season and a result which gives them a fighting chance to avoid a second successive relegation.

Try scores for Launceston were Marc Williams Fred Bulut,

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Cornwall Under 20’s impressive start

Photo: Cory Teague leaps high for Cornwall

Cornwall Under 20s put on a superb show of running rugby at Camborne on Sunday afternoon running in ten tries against Berkshire in their first County Championship pool game.

After a shaky opening Cornwall gradually got on top going ahead with a try from Toby Robinson.

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Cornwall name side to face Berkshire.

Photo: Tommy Phillips in action for Cornwall against Berkshire last season

 

Following a trial session before Christmas, the Under 20 squad have trained for a number of weeks. In preparation for the Championship they played a friendly against Devon U20 at Launceston RFC on the 22 January winning 33 – 19.

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Rutter gets Reds reaction with Barnes win

Photo: Ducker bags a further two tries at Barnes

With the Cornish Pirates Championship game at London Welsh being cancelled as the Welsh exiles find themselves in liquidation the centre of attention switched to the Reds’ trip to Barnes in National League 2 South.

Having scrapped home by a single point 33-32 the previous week against Exmouth,

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Churcher is County Choice

 

Photo: Marek Churcher

 

Redruth head coach Marek Churcher has been appointed Cornwall’s backs coach taking over the role from Ian Morgan who stepped down earlier this season.

Speaking about the appointments to the coaching staff Cornwall’s head coach Graham Dawe said,

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County squad assemble to plan 2017 campaign

Yesterday evening, players, coaches and officials from the Cornwall RFU assembled at St. Austell Brewery Visitors Centre to plot a chart that will hopefully bring Cornwall a third successive Bill Beaumont Cup, reports Bill Hooper.

With a new group there were some new faces and inevitably some familiar faces from previous seasons who will not be participating this season.

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Cornwall defeat Devon in Championship warm up

Photo – Last season’s squad in action against Berkshire

Under 20s

Cornwall 33 Devon 19

U20s coaches Mike Rawlings, Bryn Jenkins and Matt Shepherd will have been pleased by the bright start their squad have made to the season prior to the Championship pool matches.

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