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CORNISH FIGHTING SPIRIT EARNS AWAY DRAW

Oxfordshire 22 Cornwall 22

By NIGEL WALROND for the Western Morning News at Chinnor RFC

A SUPERB try-saving tackle by Mount’s Bay centre Pale Nonu in the dying moments of the game earned Cornwall a battling draw in their second County Shield group match at Oxfordshire.

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SHIELD RESULT

OXFORDSHIRE 22 – 22 CORNWALL

Cornwall fight back from being 22-5 down at half-time to earn a draw at Chinnor. Cornwall’s tries were scored by Camborne’s Rob Ley, Mount’s Bay’s Ollie Faulkner and Cornish All Blacks’ Ryan Westren with Lee Jarvis kicking the points.

Cornwall entertain Surrey in their final match next Saturday at Camborne kick-off at 3pm.

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COUNTY SHIELD RUGBY UNION

CORNWALL go into tomorrow’s game at Chinnor against Oxfordshire knowing that only a win will suffice. County coach Joff Rowe has made some changes to last Saturday’s line up, which suffered a heavy defeat at the hands of Somerset.

Jake Lawrence (Brixham) comes in for Ian Morgan at full back,

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BRAVE COLTS FALL AT FINAL HURDLE

REDRUTH COLTS played their National Colts Cup Final at Northampton Saints Franklin’s Gardens Ground on Bank Holiday Monday against the Colts from Bedford Blues. Despite a brave effort the Redruth youngsters were defeated by Bedford 30 – 5 in the final. Well done to the lads for carrying the Cornish flag to the final. 

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COUNTY SHIELD RUGBY UNION

SOMERSET 60 – 14 CORNWALL

ROWE TAKES RESPONSIBILITY AFTER DUCHY ARE OUTGUNNED
 

By NIGEL WALROND, for the Western Morning News at Bath Road, Bridgewater

IF Cornwall fans thought it was bad enough getting relegated from the top flight of county rugby last season,

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CORNWALL SEEK TO BOUNCE BACK

Saturday sees the start of this season’s County Championship and County Shield competitions, last Saturday the County Plate (the third tier got underway). For the first time in many a long season Cornwall will not be competing in the main tournament now named after the former England captain Bill Beaumont,

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CURTAIN FALLS ON LEAGUE SEASON

It was the final round of matches in National Leagues 1 & 2 involving our Cornish clubs. Up in Coventry the Cornish Pirates put in a fine performance to defeat their hosts 32-20 at Butts Park Arena. Pirates’ tries came through Iva Motusaga, Rhodri McAtee, Sam Parsons, Henry Barratt and a Penalty Try,

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CORNWALL’S BRETON TRIP

In preperation for their forthcoming County Shield campaign the CRFU took a squad of players to Brittany for a squad session and to play a friendly against a RC Quimperois XV, at Quimper’s Coat Ligavan ground.

It was good to see the team make the trip to Brittany,

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PARTY TIME AT CAMBORNE

The Cornish Pirates played their final home game of the season at Camborne’s Recreation Ground on Sunday against the Pertemps Bees and thrilled the Cornish crowd with nine tries and a festival of running rugby in a 55-14 win.

Following their open-top bus ride through the streets of Penzance on Saturday showing off their EDF-Energy National Trophy to the massed crowds that lined Market Jew street the boys were in determined mood to bring the curtain down on their first season at Camborne in style,

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CORNISH ALL BLACKS SECURE PROMOTION

More good news for Cornish rugby as the Cornish All Blacks thanks to a 38-6 win over Cambridge coupled by Henley Hawks defeat at National League 2 champions Esher claimed the runners-up spot in National League 2 ensuring National League 1 rugby at Polson Bridge next season. Many Congratulations to coaches Chris Brown, 

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