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Post match reaction from both Graham Dawe and James Shanahan

 

Photo: Dawe leaves nothing to chance

Cornwall head coach Graham Dawe was pleased, relieved and satisfied that Cornwall had booked another trip to Twickenham next Sunday.

Familiar foes await them at high noon in the shape of Lancashire and it’s game that Dawe looks forward to eagerly.

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Cornwall on the march to Twickenham yet again

BILL BEAUMONT CUP

CORNWALL 45 – 28 HERTFORDSHIRE

By Bill Hooper at the Recreation Ground Camborne

Photos courtesy of Simon Bryant, Iktis photo

Glorious, simply glorious, Cornwall ran in seven tries against Hertfordshire to book another return to rugby HQ next Sunday for a fourth encounter in five years with the red rose of Lancashire.

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Herts points deduction halved

At the appeal hearing heard yesterday evening Hertfordshire’s points deduction of four points, for fielding an ineligible player during the  Kent v Hertfordshire game, was halved to two points by the appeals panel.

Hertfordshire come into tomorrow’s game at Camborne on 7 points, whilst Cornwall are on 10 points.

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Penryn skipper keen to get back to Twickenham

Photo: Borough skipper George Jones

Report by Bill Hooper, photos Simon Bryant Iktis photo

 

Part of Cornwall’s successful squad in 2015 but forced to miss out on last season’s campaign due to injury Penryn’s George Jones hopes to make a return to rugby’s HQ on Sunday week

Speaking ahead of last evening’s training session at Camborne Jones said.

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Cornwall & Hertfordshire teams news

Can Cornwall again defeat Hertfordshire and make Twickenham

By Bill Hooper, Photos courtesy of Simon Bryant Iktisphoto

It’s the question on everyone’s lips in the mighty Duchy as all roads lead to Camborne’s Recreation Ground on Saturday afternoon.

Cornwall have reached Twickenham for each of the last four finals and have had mighty battles with the men in green on each occasion.

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Cream of Cornwall tops Devon

BILL BEAUMONT CUP

DEVON 11 – 56 CORNWALL

By Bill Hooper at Cross-in-Hand, Ivybridge, Photos courtesy of Simon Bryant Iktisphoto

Cornwall ran in eight spectacular tries as they defeated Devon with something to spare to set up a final pool game decider at Camborne next Saturday against Hertfordshire who beat Gloucestershire 46-19 at Hertford.

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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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