Redruth’s fly-half Fraser Honey has been appointed Cornwall Captain for this season’s Bill Beaumont Cup campaign which kicks off at Redruth on Saturday May 6th against Somerset.
Honey, who played for Launceston at one stage in his career, made his first County Championship appearance for Cornwall in 2018 in the 15-all draw against Surrey at Camborne. He became a permanent fixture in the Cornwall side the following season and has twice won the Bill Beaumont Cup with Cornwall at Twickenham in 2019 and 2022.
Kevin Thomas, the Chairman of Selectors, and a former Twickenham winner himself with Cornwall in 1991, was pleased to announce the appointment of Honey. He said. “I am delighted that Fraser has accepted the invitation to Captain the Cornwall Senior squad for 2023 Championship season. Fraser has a fantastic rugby pedigree and a heap of Championship experience. He will set high standards throughout the squad and he will lead by example. I look forward to working with him over the coming weeks and wish him and his squad the very best for the Championship matches.”
Honey spoke of his appointment. “I’m truly honoured and extremely proud to have been appointed Cornwall captain for the 2023 County Championship Campaign. Playing for Cornwall means a huge amount to me and to get the opportunity to captain Cornwall in such a prestigious competition is a huge privilege. I’m itching to get started with this group of boys and to be back playing in front of Trelawny’s Army once again in our quest to keep the Bill Beaumont Trophy in Cornwall for another year’
Cornwall RFU Chairman Dave Saunter had this to say about Honey. “This is great news, I have followed Fraser’s career from his colts days. He is a quality player who leads off the front foot. This appointment is the next step on his rugby journey which I know he will relish. I wish both Fraser and all the players pulling on the Black and Gold this season every success and hopefully we can look forward to another trip to Twickenham at the end of May”.
Cornwall’s Bill Beaumont Cup games;
May 6th Cornwall v Somerset @ Redruth RFC 3 pm
May 13th Hampshire v Cornwall @ Havant RFC 3 pm
May 20th Cornwall v Kent @ Camborne RFC 3 pm