Cornwall Rugby Football Union (CRFU) Under 20’s 2014 County Championship campaign begins this Sunday 2nd February.

The Under 20’s have trained for the last 3 weekends sometimes in atrocious weather in preparation for their first game against Dorset & Wilts at North Dorset RFC with a 2pm kick off.

CRFU President Ken Plummer said “This is the first game at this level for some of the team and they start with a tough away game” He went on to say “I want to thank the coaching team of Ian Morgan, Mike & Tom Rawlings, Bryn Jenkin and team manager Chris Lea for their work in pulling together the team”.

Cornwall face two games in the group stages in February and depending on results, are hoping for a quarter-final place to be played in March.

Coach Ian Morgan said – “We have a young squad who have trained well and in good numbers on Sunday mornings in Truro. They now face a long coach trip and tough game against Dorset & Wilts”

Cornwall travel to face Dorset & Wilts on Sunday, before a home game against Devon on Sunday 23rd February at Penryn RFC.

Cornwall team Manager Chris Lea said; – “It is testament to the guys who have trained on Sunday mornings after games for their own clubs on the Saturday. They have trained hard and know they face a difficult task, but they will be extremely proud to pull on the famous black and gold shirt of Cornwall. ”

CRFU Chair Denis Preece said “This is the first opportunity for some of these players to represent Cornwall at senior level. A number of the players who have gone before them, have gone on to represent the full County 15 and some have played at Twickenham!!”

Cornwall U.20: Jack Kessell (St Ives), Luke Tidball. (Truro), Ashley Taylor (St Austell), James Briant (Camborne), Sam Chapman. (CAB’s), Rhys Brownfield (Pirates Ams & Bath Uni), Connor Swann (Truro College); Tommy Phillips (Truro College), Joe Martin (Truro), Tyler Gendall (St. Ives), Todd Prisk (St. Ives), Luke Hattam (Redruth/Truro College), Neil Stanleick (St Ives), John Haines (CAB’s), Brad Howe (Helston).

Replacements: Sam Rodda (Newquay Hornets), Liam McFadden (Pirates Ams), Jordan Duke (CAB), Neil Broadbank (Redruth & Exeter Uni), Harry Baker (Redruth), Sam Fox (Wadebridge), Bradley James

Travelling Reserve, Joel Rose (Falmouth)

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