Matt Shepherd and Sam Matavesi both key players in Cornwall’s successful defence of the Bill Beaumont Cup last season are poised to make a return to the squad for this week’s game against Devon at Ivybridge.
Both players were unavailable for last Saturday’s game at Richmond when Cornwall defeated Surrey 34-14.
The side to play Devon will be selected following training at Camborne RFC this evening.
Apart from the twenty seven players listed, Matt Bowden will be playing for the Combined Services this evening against Bath, other players from the training squad will be in attendance to help their team mates prepare for Saturday’s game
CORNWALL TEAM TO PLAY DEVON 13 MAY 2017
Team selected from the following;-
Forwards: Matt Ballard (Wadebridge Camels), Richard Brown (Redruth), BJ Chapman (Redruth), Dom Connor (Brixham), Robbie Dugard (Barnstaple), Chris Fuca ( Redruth), Brad Howe (Redruth), Bryn Jenkins (Barnstaple), George Jones (Penryn), Sam Matavesi (Camborne, Royal Navy & Fiji), Tommy Phillips (Redruth), Grant Randlesome (Penryn), Tony Whittle (Camborne), Craig Williams* (Redruth), Andrius Zacharovas (Camborne).
Backs: Matt Bowden (Redruth & Royal Navy) Joe Elderkin (Redruth), Richard Kevern (Camborne), David Mankee (Camborne), Jake Murphy (Barnstaple), Tom Notman (Redruth), Jack Oulton (Redruth), Seti Raumakita (Pymouth Albion & Royal Navy), Matt Shepherd* (Plymouth Albion), Jack Simmons (Camborne), Lewis Vinnicombe* (Redruth), Robin Wedlake (Plymouth Albion).
Coaches – Graham Dawe ,Marek Churcher & Rhodri McAtee
Strength & Conditioning – Tristan Lark
- Denotes England Counties Player