CORNWALL RFU UNDER 20 COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP
2020 The Jason Leonard Cup.
Cornwall Rugby Football Union (CRFU) Under 20 County Championship
campaign 2023 gets underway with their first fixture in the Jason
Leonard Cup. The team travel to neighbours Devon for their first pool
game of the competition on Sunday 19 March. The game will be played
at Plymouth Albion RFC with a 1400 kick off time.
CRFU President John Sumnall said “It is great to get this year’s
campaign off with a local tie against our neighbours Devon. We
thank all our sponsors for their support and assistance with this
group of players in this important game representing Cornwall. It is
fantastic to see so many different clubs represented, and we thank
them for their support to enable these fixtures to be played”.
Cornwall have named Joss Pascoe (Truro) as the captain for the
season, alongside him is another player from last season Penryn RFC
Freddie Trewin, who is the vice-captain.
Coach Rich Kevern said – “This will be a good test for this new set of
young players. Last season has been and gone, and we start a
fresh with a whole group of new players entering the competition.
Playing Devon is never easy, playing Devon on their home turf will
be an even bigger challenge for these guys”.
Cornwall has maintained the same coaching set with Tyler Gendall, Brad
Howe coaching the forwards and Richie Kevern coaching the backs.
Cornwall Captain Joss Pascoe said, – “It is an honour to be asked to
captain the side for this season. I know the guys are up for a tough
campaign as always and have trained well in preparation for this
game. This is my second season with the 20’s and I know that it is a
tough competition, and we will have to perform at our best in every
game. We have had great numbers at training, and I know some
guys will be disappointed not to be in the team, but this is a squad
for the season so keep pushing us for those places, nobody’s shirt
is fixed. For those who will run out with me on the 19th, we have a
big task ahead of us but I’m confident in our ability”.
Cornwall ‘s second pool game will be Gloucestershire at Camborne RFC
on Sunday April 9th with a 1400 kick off time. A third pool game will be
played on Sunday 23rd April again at Camborne RFC with a 1400 kick
off time where are opponents will be Somerset.
The CRFU Chair Dave Saunter said, -” The vagaries of U20 rugby
mean we can lose up to 50% of our squad every year through age
qualification. So, we start to build again with a mixture of players
transitioning from the U18’s, new players identified and nominated
from clubs around the county. There are a number of these players
who will be around for the next 2 seasons and the we are always on
the lookout at new talent who can come into the squad and join
them over the coming seasons”.
There will be marketing and sponsorship opportunities with the Under
20’s team and matches, any individuals or companies that may be
interested are asked to contact Colin Hatch in the first instance.
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Cornwall RFU Assistant Hon Sec
Cornwall U20 v Devon U20
Sunday 19th March @ Plymouth Albion RFC 1400 kick off.
1 MAX CARDWELL PIRATE AMATEURS
2 MATT PRITCHARD FALMOUTH
3 MATT BOOTHBY ST. AUSTELL
4 JOE MAUNDER ST. AUSTELL
5 WILL PERKIN ST. IVES
6 GIDEON BLACKLOCK NEWQUAY HORNETS
7 FREDDIE TREWIN (V CAPT) PENRYN
8 JOWAN PECK FALMOUTH
9 BEN ROSEVEAR FALMOUTH
10 NAT DART CAMBORNE
11 LACHLAN SURRIDGE CAMBORNE
12 JAMIE STANLAKE ST. AUSTELL
13 JOSS PASCOE (CAPTAIN) TRURO
14 LEWIS BOSTOCK TRURO
15 HARVEY PENHALURICK FALMOUTH
16 WES EDDY PENZANCE & NEWLYN
17 ANGUS WILLIAMS PENRYN
18 ARCHIE HARRIS ST. JUST
19 ROWAN O’REGAN FALMOUTH
20 JACK STATTON LAUNCESTON
21 JOE WALKER FALMOUTH
22 FIN DEAVIN FALMOUTH
23 ROWAN LAWRENCE FALMOUTH
24 BEN JONES PERRANPORTH
25 HARRY WALSH-NEWTON FALMOUTH
26 ARCHIE DINNIS LAUNCESTON
Coaches – Rich Kevern, Tyler Gendall, Brad Howe
Team Manager Colin Hatch, Assistant Terry Williams
Medical cover – Neville Curnow + Graham Ashton
Kit – Paul Hurrell, Photographer Simon Bryant, Match Day filming
David Burrows, Multimedia – Kevin Bishop