SAM MATAVESI ON THE CHARGE AGAINST KENT WITH JAKE MURPHY, TOM NOTMAN & SAM HOCKING ALL IN SUPPORT – PHOTO JOHN BEACH
“CORNWALL RFU PARTICIPATION IN THE COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP, PART 2 COMPLETE, NOW FOR HERTFORDSHIRE AT HOME!!!”
Cornwall Rugby Football Union (CRFU) participation in the 2013 Bill Beaumont County Championship continued on Saturday with a fine but hard win away to Kent.
CRFU President Ken Plummer said “Another difficult away game which was played with passion and determination by the men in Black and Gold. A well-deserved but hard fought victory, winning 17 -23”.
Cornwall faces 1 final game at home to the reigning County Champions Hertfordshire, before the final is held at Twickenham on Sunday 26th May.
Cornwall head coach Dave “Benji” Thomas said – “The match against Kent was as difficult, a long drive up on Friday evening and then facing windy conditions with heavy squally showers was all test’s this squad had to pass. Kent was trying to avenge a defeat of two years ago and the determination of these lads was outstanding. They played with heart and pride to ensure a climax to the pool stage next week at Camborne”.
Cornwall’s only home game is against Hertfordshire, this Saturday 18th May at Camborne RFC with a 3PM kick off.
Cornwall Captain Ben Hilton said; – “This game proved that we have an excellent squad and team ethos, with players wanting to pull on the jersey and win!!! The new playing kit maintaining the traditional colours has certainly stood up to two extremely hard games. It looks good and displays our main sponsor St Austell brewery with its “Tribute” logo”. He further commented “The boys really appreciated the very loyal & vocal number of supporters who had travelled up to support the team.” He further commented “The players really respond to this support, and urged everyone to come and support the team and the County on Saturday. This is a massive game for us, win it and we go to Twickenham, be noisy and let Hertfordshire feel a true Cornish rugby welcome”.
CRFU Hon Secretary Alan Mitchell said; – “It was fantastic to witness the effort put in by everyone involved in the team and to come away with a win away at Kent was superb!!” He went on to say;- “2 tries for Cornwall scored by Richard Brown and Sam Hocking, converted by Jake Murphy and Paul Thirlby, who also added three penalties securing a great win for the Cornwall”.
The home game at Camborne RFC on May the 18th kicks off at 3pm; a schools “tag rugby” event takes place in the morning with the winning teams playing for a new cup during the half time interval. The tag teams will also be invited to form a tunnel for the teams to run onto the pitch at 3pm. This is an “all pay” game with entry price to the Ground being £10, under 16’s are free.