Cornwall U20s name side to face Kent

CORNWALL UNDER 20 TEAM TO FACE KENT ON SUNDAY IN THE COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP QUARTER-FINAL

Cornwall have made five changes to their starting line up (from the side that was defeated by Devon at Ivybridge) to face Kent at Charlton Park RFC in South East London for their quarter-final match.

Hooker Locryn Williams comes back in as does winger Jake Woodward both returning from injury having missed the game against Devon.

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PHOTO – HOOKER LOCRYN WILLIAMS WHO RETURNS TO THE SIDE ON SUNDAY

Ashley Taylor and fellow Cardiff Met player Connor Swann come in on the other wing and at full-back. In the second row, the impressive Adam Hughes steps up from the back row with Sam Furse moving up from the bench into the back row.

On the bench Lewis Thomas, Tom Sandercock, Joe Martin and Dan Marsh all drop down from the starting XV whilst Zac Noseda who also missed the Devon game comes back in.

CRFU President John Grindle said, “This is a tough game for Cornwall having to make the 600 plus mile round trip to face Kent. I am sure the squad will do their very best to put on a creditable performance against the pool winners Kent.”

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PHOTO CAMELS WINGER JAKE WOODWARD WHO RETURNS TO FACE KENT

Coach Ian Morgan said, “Last week we have reduced the training squad to 26 this will enable us to focus on particular areas and prepare for the game against Kent.”

Cornwall will travel up on the Saturday night in preparation for the game against Kent which will be played at Charlton Park RFC with a 1400 kick off time on Sunday 15 February.

Coach Mike Rawlings said: “I know the whole squad were disappointed with their performance and the result against Devon. We welcome back into the 26 both Locryn Williams and Jake Woodward who missed the last game due to injury.  All the places in the starting 22 are up for grabs and it is up the guys to prove their hunger to pull on the shirt.”

CRFU Chair Denis Preece said, “The team had a superb result against Gloucestershire but a few errors have cost them a home tie. In rugby you have to lose sometimes to know how to go on and win!”

Cornwall Under 20 team manager Chris Lea said:”We are now at the business end of the season in a winner take all game and therefore the coaches rightly reduced the training numbers last week. For those guys not involved we know they will be disappointed, we thank them for their efforts but know a number of them will be in contention not only next season but for two or more seasons at this level.”

CORNWALL RFU UNDER 20 TEAM V KENT

SUNDAY 15 FEBRUARY 2015 @ CHARLTON PARK RFC, LONDON 2.00 PM KICK OFF

1)         Tommy Phillips                    Redruth
2)         Locryn Williams                  Chinnor
3)         Jay Tyack                             St Ives
4)         Todd Prisk   (Capt)             Redruth
5)         Adam Hughes                     Penryn
6)         Sam Furse                            Newquay Hornets
7)         Jon Haines                          Cornish All Blacks
8)         Neil Stanleick                     Camborne
9)         Sam Fox                               Wadebridge Camels
10)      Dan Rutter                           Redruth
11)      Jake Woodward                 Wadebridge Camels
12)      Rhys Brownfield                Pirates Amateurs
13)      Jack Simmons                    Hartpury College
14)      Ashley Taylor                      Cardiff Metropolitan
15)      Connor Swan                      Cardiff Metropolitan
16)      Joe Martin                           Truro
17)      Tommy Southworth          Redruth
18)      Dan Marsh                          Truro
19)      Tony Pellow                        Penryn
20)      Lewis Thomas                    Redruth
21)      Zac Noseda                         Truro
22)      Tom Sandercock               Cornish All Blacks

Travelling Reserves
23)      Russell Stevens                 Hayle
24)      Adam Smith                         Redruth
25)      Tom Eley                              Truro
26)      John Tyler                            Penzance & Newlyn Colts

Coaches – Ian Morgan, Mike Rawlings, Bryn Jenkins
Team Manager – Chris Lea

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