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RUGBY ROUND-UP: Plymouth Argaum appoint Cameron as their new head coach

PLYMOUTH Argaum have appointed former Plymouth Albion and Launceston player Adrian Cameron as their new head coach.

Argaum have been looking for a new coaching team since Mark Sullivan, Mark Albiston and Calum Mills stood down due to work and family commitments.

Toby Liberson had already agreed to become team manager, while 2017/18 captain John Ireland has accepted a role as player-coach, but Argaum had been looking for a head coach.

They recently advertised for the position on their website and social media.

“We had a good response to the advert,” said Argaum secretary Stuart Quaterman. “We even had a response from Holland.

“However, we did have one outstanding candidate.”

That candidate was Cameron, who the club met before offering him the role.

Cameron, who played in Albion’s back-row in the 1990s, has recently been coaching Tavistock colts, but before that he held the roles of business manager and chairman at Launceston.

Argaum have been in the Cornwall/Devon League for the past three seasons. They finished ninth this year and are keen to build on that next season.

Meanwhile, nine Ivybridge and three Plymstock Albion Oaks players helped Devon secure two vital bonus points away at Kent in their final County Championship match.

Devon lost 29-27 but they did score a last-gasp try to claim two points which should be enough to avoid relegation.

Surrey have ended up with the worst record over the past two season in Division One South after they had two points deducted for playing an ineligible player against Cornwall this season. It meant they only had six points from six games in two years, whereas Devon had seven.

Ivybridge’s Charlie Briant, Billy Pinkus, Matt Grieveson, Jay Toogood, Ben Watts and George Wilson started in Kent, along with Plymstock’s Tim Coats and Aiden Taylor, while the Bridgers’ Lewis Paterson, Ben King and Wes Vermingle were on the bench, along with Oaks’ Callum Cload.

Saltash players Will Morton and Lewis Wells showed glimpses of their potential on their first County Championship starts for Cornwall, but they could not help the Duchy going down 50-0 away at a strong Hertfordshire side.

Hertfordshire, whose team is based around National One players, reached the County Championship final with the win.

Cornwall, who already knew they could not make it to Twickenham this season, struggled for availability for the long trip and fielded a young and inexperienced side at Bishop Stortford. They were only 19-0 down at the break, but Hertfordshire finished strongly.

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