Try scorer at Cinderford Craig Williams on the charge with Chris Fuca in support – Photo John Beach
Cornwall’s selectors have named an unchanged team for Saturday’s Bill Beaumont Cup match against Kent at Medway RFC kick-off 3 pm.
The only addition is on the bench with last season’s TASC Player of the Year Lewis Paterson (Cornish All Blacks) named as a replacement.
Further good news was the RFU hearing against both captain Ben Hilton and Barrie Chapman both of the Cornish All Blacks raised by Worthing was quashed leaving both players free to play.
Training took place at Redruth RFC last night with the forwards under the watchful eye of Cornish Pirates head coach Ian Davies along with Tom Rawlings, who is sadly still not fit to play.
Lineout drills were top of the agenda following Saturday’s performance at Cinderford and following Davies’ input looked much sharper.
The backs were put through their paces by Steve Perry, all under the watchful gaze of Dave “Benji” Thomas and the Cornwall selectors. Rhodri McAtee was in contention for a place but the selectors opted for the status quo with just Paterson coming in.
Said “Benji” Thomas we are travelling with our strongest squad, we are aware of the dangers Kent will pose us, with luck we will be able to match them and dent their confidence”.
“Hopefully we will once again enjoy some fine Cornish support, the boys responded to the backing at Cinderford, looking forward to more of the same at Medway”.
Cornwall: Jake Murphy; Richard Bright (both Cornish All Blacks), Steve Johns (Coventry), Neilson Webber (Cornish All Blacks), Tom Notman; Paul Thirlby; Greg Goodfellow; Darren Jacques, Richard Brown, Craig Williams, Damian Cook (all Redruth), Ben Hilton, Capt, (Cornish All Blacks), Chris Fuca (Redruth), Sam Matavesi (Plymouth Albion), Sam Hocking (unattached).
Replacements: Ben Priddey (Redruth & Royal Navy), Tom Hurdwell, Barry Chapman, (both Cornish All Blacks), Ashley Lawton (Camborne), Matt Shepherd (St Austell) Lewis Paterson (Cornish All Blacks), Lewis Vinnicombe (Redruth).