Six players from Camborne in squad for Cornwall Under 20 opener at Berkshire

CORNWALL RFU UNDER 20 COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP 2016

 

Photo – Locryn Williams set to feature once again for Cornwall Under 20s

 

 

Cornwall Rugby Football Union (CRFU) Under 20 County Championship campaign 2016 begins on Sunday 7 February.

Following a trial session at Truro RFC, the Under 20 squad have trained for a number of weeks sometimes in atrocious weather in preparation for their first game against Berkshire at Redingensians RFC, Reading with a 2 pm kick off.

CRFU President Ken Plummer said “This is the first game at this level for some of the team and they start with a tough game away to last year’s beaten finalist. I want to thank the coaching team of Ian Morgan, Mike Rawlings, Bryn Jenkins and team manager Chris Lea for their work in pulling together the team. I also offer my congratulations to Jack Simmons of Camborne RFC who has been appointed the captain for the coming season” He went on to say “I would also like to thank, Kelsall Steele for their continued sponsorship of U20 section, along with Booth Printers our programme sponsors”.

Cornwall faces 2 other games in the group stage during February and March, depending on results, with the quarterfinals being played at the end of March.

Coach Ian Morgan said – “We have a young squad who have trained well and in good numbers on Sunday mornings in Truro. They now face a stern test away against a strong Berkshire squad”

Cornwall also face Gloucestershire away on Sunday 28 February at Cinderford RFC, before a final pool stage game at home and will Devon on Sunday 13 March 2016 at Camborne RFC.

Coach Mike Rawlings said; – “It is testament to the guys who have trained on Sunday mornings it is never easy after games for their own clubs on the Saturday. They have trained hard and know they face a difficult task, but they will be extremely proud to pull on the famous black and gold shirt of Cornwall. ”
CRFU Chair Denis Preece said “This is the first opportunity for some of these players to represent Cornwall at senior level. A number of the players, who have gone before them, have gone on to represent the full County 15 and some have played at Twickenham!! Last season Todd Prisk and Tommy Phillips through their performances with Cornwall were selected for the England Counties U20 squad that toured Hungary”
Cornwall Under 20 team manager Chris Lea said; – “This squad is a mixture of players from last season, new players nominated from clubs and guys who have progressed through the Under 18 age group. It is great to see these guys getting progression through the County system and a number of former players are now playing at Premiership and Championship level, as well as clubs within Cornwall”

Photo – This season’s Skipper Jack Simmons eludes Yorkshire’s James Thompson in last season’s semi-final

CORNWALL RFU UNDER 20 TEAM V BERKSHIRE
SUNDAY 7 FEBRUARY 2016 @ REDINGENSIANS RFC 2 PM KO

1) TOMMY LEE SOUTHWORTH CAMBORNE
2) ADAM SMITH REDRUTH
3) TOMMY PHILLIPS REDRUTH
4) LUKE HATTAM REDRUTH
5) ANDY INCH ST. AUSTELL
6) LOCRYN WILLIAMS CHINNOR
7) LIAM MOYLE CAMBORNE
8) ADAM HUGHES PENRYN
9) BRANDON ANDREWS SALTASH
10) JAMES McFARLANE REDRUTH / EXETER UNI
11) KONNOR EWUDZI ST. AUSTELL
12) DAN RUTTER REDRUTH
13) JACK SIMMONS (Capt) CAMBORNE
14) LEWIS THOMAS ST. IVES
15) BEN STEAN CAMBORNE

BENCH
16) RYAN BURLEY PENRYN
17) BEN ILLSLEY CAMBORNE
18) AARON VINCENT LANKELLY FOWEY

19) ANGUS BROWN CAMBORNE
20) KIERAN DOWN SALTASH
21) TOM SANDERCOCK CORNISH ALL BLACKS
22) CONNOR SWAN CARDIFF MET

TRAVELLING RESERVES:-

23) CONNOR BICK PIRATES AMATEURS
24) HARRY SMITH WADEBRIDGE CAMELS
25) WILL WHITWORTH REDRUTH
26) DAN JANE ST. AUSTELL

Coaches – Ian Morgan, Mike Rawlings, Bryn Jenkins
Team Manager – Chris Lea

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