Cornish trio selected for England Counties tour

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Photo – Ben Hilton has once again been called up by England Counties to tour Romania

Three of Cornwall’s County Championship squad have been selected for England Counties tour to Romania the week after the Bill Beaumont Cup final.

Two of the players are from the Cornish All Blacks.

Lock Ben Hilton who has been a regular in the Counties side for several seasons and who played in the games earlier in the year against Scottish Clubs at Fylde and France Fédérale and Périgueux, both of which were won.

It’s a first call up for scrum-half Matt Shepherd who has had a tremendous campaign in the county colours, a very much deserved recognition.


Photo – scrum-half Matt Shepherd richly deserves his England Counties call up

Prop Craig Williams is the latest Redruth player to earn selection for the Counties side, very fitting recognition for a very fine player.


Photo – prop Craig Williams chats to Jamal Ford-Robinson during last season’s Championship

Counties will play two matches against Romanian Super League side CSM Olimpia Bucharest on June 5th and the Romania U23s on June 9th. Both games will be played in Bucharest.

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