SEASON’S END

The end of another rugby season with a fantastic weekend of rugby finals.

Congratulations to Exeter Chiefs on their promotion next season to the Guinness Premiership. What a thrill to have Premiership Rugby just a couple of hours up the A.30 also Amlin Cup rugby too.

Let’s hope that the Chiefs success will have a galvanising effect on rugby in Cornwall non more so than with regards to the Stadium for Cornwall campaign.

I am delighted that we seem to have an enlightened Cornwall Council who are persuing the idea and have commissioned a feasability study with experts who have been involved in such projects before. It is to be hoped that our elected councillors are as similarily enlightened as the council’s officers!!!!

The project is getting good publicity with BBC Radio Cornwall giving it good profile. Debate is good and keeps the project to the fore of people’s minds.

Cornwall’s County Championship campaign ended in disappointing fashion with a second loss, the only saving grace was that we rallied to avoid relegation. The players gave their all after a long hard season, but the level of performance was disappointing. I am delighted that Luke Collins has been selected for the England Counties tour of Canada. Luke departs today Monday for Canada. I understand that both Peter Joyce and Owen Hambly were invited to tour but had to decline due to personal circumstances.

What a great finale to the Guinness Premiership Final between Leicester Tigers and Saracens. Tigers won again having been pushed all the way by Saracens. Great to see Hugh Vyvyan have an outstanding game for Sarries.

In France Clermont finally won the title at their eleventh attempt in a final defeating Perpignan last season’s champions in the Stade de France on Saturday night 23-9.

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