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Cornwall & Devon name sides for cross-Tamar clash

Photo: Matt Shepherd training with Cornwall last night

Words by Bill Hooper, photos Simon Bryant Iktisphoto

Following training last evening at Camborne RFC Cornwall’s selectors have announced the side to take on Devon this Saturday at Ivybridge RFC kick-off 3pm.

The starting XV shows four changes from the side that commenced the game against Surrey last Saturday.

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Shepherd & Matavesi in-line for Cornwall recall

Matt Shepherd and Sam Matavesi both key players in Cornwall’s successful defence of the Bill Beaumont Cup last season are poised to make a return to the squad for this week’s game against Devon at Ivybridge.

Both players were unavailable for last Saturday’s game at Richmond when Cornwall defeated Surrey 34-14.

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Late surge sees Cornwall off to winning start

BILL BEAUMONT CUP

SURREY 14-34 CORNWALL

Report by Bill Hooper. Photos Simon Bryant Iktisphoto

Cornwall scored four tries in the final quarter to secure a vital bonus point win against Surrey at Richmond as they began the defence of their County title.

It began brightly for Cornwall as Cornwall got a try after just 8 minutes as No.

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Dawe & Murphy thoughts prior to Surrey plus teams update

Cornwall’s head coach Graham Dawe has a buzz of anticipation on the eve of another County Championship campaign, reports Bill Hooper from Redruth’s Recreation Ground.

Photo Simon Bryant Iktisphoto; Graham Dawe directs training

“We’ve been together since February training at Perranporth, we’ve identified some good youngsters who are coming in this season and I shall look forward to seeing how they cope in the pressurized atmosphere of playing for Cornwall.

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Cornwall selects side for Championship opener

Photo: Cornwall head coach Graham Dawe

 

Cornwall have named their side to face Surrey at Richmond in the first game of this season’s Bill Beaumont Cup games.

The side, as expected, shows several changes to the one that retained the Cup at Twickenham last May 35-13 against Cheshire.

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Jacob Maloy Osteosarcoma Trust

Camborne RFC are proud to be hosting the Jacob Maloy Osteosarcoma Trust 7’s Day on Saturday May 13th 2017.

The club has hosted several Charity matches for important causes over the past few season and this event will be right up their with the best of them.

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Saints make it a County Cup double

TRELAWNY’S ARMY CRFU COLTS CUP FINAL

ST. AUSTELL SAINTS COLTS 27-22 LAUNCESTON COLTS

By Bill Hooper

An enthralling Colts Cup Final between St. Austell and Launceston proved to be the icing on the cake of an entertaining day’s rugby at St. Austell’s Tregorrick Park with Saints’ winger Jake Carr scoring four of their five tries.

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County U. 7 & U. 8 Festival – Cancelled

This Sunday’s County Under 7 & Under 8 Festival at Penryn RFC has been CANCELLED due to the adverse weather forecast.

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Reds falter, Jack’s a Lion

Photo: Jack Nowell set to become the latest Cornish Lion.

 

London Irish Wild Geese took the spoils with the final kick of the game to earn a 22-21 win in their battle to avoid the drop.

It was frustrating for Redruth to concede the double to a side that have been battling relegation all season from National League 2 South.

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Saints march to historic cup win

 

St. Austell came from behind to win the Tribute Cornwall Knock-Out Cup for the first time in their history having lost in four previous finals, reports Bill Hooper from a sunny Recreation Ground at Redruth.

It looked at half-time that history would repeat itself as after played down the slope in the first half St.

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