CORNWALL GETS SET FOR ANOTHER CRACK AT TWICKENHAM RUGBY GLORY
11 March 2014
Cornwall looks set to enjoy another successful season in rugby’s County Championship.
The boys in black and gold finished second in the competition, which includes every county in England, last season – losing the Twickenham final to Lancashire.
With two home games this year the team will be looking to go one better this season and win the competition, with the help of the vocal and vociferous Trelawny’s Army – the county’s supporter club.
The Rugby Football Union competition sees counties field players drawn from clubs playing at level three or below, which means Premiership and Championship players are ruled out. That leaves the cream of the amateur and semi-pro ranks given the chance of making an end of season Twickenham final.
In recent years Cornwall have enjoyed success with that, with the squad drawn predominantly from Redruth and Launceston, who have long been a fixture in the upper echelons of the rugby leagues.
Even since Redruth and Launceston fell on harder times and were relegated to National League 2 South the county side has kept on punching above its weight and has always played with flair and ambition, making watching Cornwall an entertaining affair.
Now, with two home games in the competition this May and a warm up match at home, visitors to our accommodation in Cornwall will get a chance to watch the Cornish rugby side in action.
The team host Devon in the annual Tamar Cup match at Launceston’s Polson Bridge ground on April 30 before welcoming the North Midlands at Redruth on May 10 and Gloucestershire to Camborne a week later.
The atmosphere at each of those games promises to be lively, with the Trelawny’s Army famed for always having high spirits and turning up en masse for games.
Spirits will be especially high given the recent appointment of ex-Bath and England hooker Graham Dawe as the new Cornish coach.