Statement from Cornwall RFU


Following the tragic events in Manchester earlier in the week there will be a moments silence before the kick off, of the Lancashire v Cornwall game on Sunday.

Both teams and the match officials will line up on the 15 metre line facing the west stand.

To further recognise the close ties that Cornwall has with Lancashire, and the Cornwall RFU wishing to show unity and support for the people of Manchester and Lancashire, the Cornwall President Mr Peter James will prior to the moments silence present to the President of Lancashire Mr Tom Fitzgerald 22 red roses on the pitch at Twickenham.

The significance of the 22 red roses, is that the red rose is the emblem of Lancashire, 22 people tragically lost their lives in the atrocity and the rugby teams are made up of 22 players. 

Cornwall RFU have asked that the Lancashire President lay the flowers at a suitable position in Manchester in due course 

The roses not only come from the Cornwall RFU, but also on behalf of the thousands of Cornish supporters who will travel to Twickenham tomorrow, and from everyone back in the duchy.

We all feel the pain that they have, and are continuing to suffer, and hope this small gesture shares our thoughts with the people of Manchester and Lancashire at this difficult time.


Cornwall RFU



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