GALLERY: Crosscombe’s try secures Albion narrow pre-season win at Redruth
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GALLERY: Crosscombe’s try secures Albion narrow pre-season win at Redruth

Redruth 15 Plymouth Albion 19 A TRY by Matt Crosscombe 12 minutes from time secured Plymouth Albion a narrow 19-15 away win over National Two South side Redruth in their final pre-season match. Albion, who start their National One campaign next Saturday against newly-promoted Cambridge, took an early lead at the Recreation Ground but failed … Continue reading

Plymouth Albion conclude their pre-season preparations at Redruth
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Plymouth Albion conclude their pre-season preparations at Redruth

PLYMOUTH Albion will conclude their pre-season preparations on Saturday when they travel to National Two South side Redruth (3pm). Albion have so far eased to victories over Exmouth (62-5), Camborne (43-12) and Ivybridge (38-3). This weekend, though, is the last chance for new head coach Dan Parkes to make up his mind about who will … Continue reading

Former Albion boss Dawe happy to work with a number of clubs this season
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Former Albion boss Dawe happy to work with a number of clubs this season

FORMER Plymouth Albion boss Graham Dawe is planning to work with a number of clubs at various levels of the game this coming season. Dawe has agreed to continue the coaching coordinator role he has been doing at Brixham this summer for the foreseeable future, but Martin Worthington will remain as coach of the National … Continue reading

Albion scrum-half Setter delighted to be back from horror injury in time for season start
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Albion scrum-half Setter delighted to be back from horror injury in time for season start

CAMERON SETTER is delighted to have recovered from an horrific injury in time for the start of the new rugby season. The 23-year-old needed surgery after breaking and dislocating his lower leg in Albion’s final home match of last season against Hartpury College on April 23. The injury cast doubt on his rugby future with … Continue reading

Tuima enjoys a successful debut for England Under-20s against Canada
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Tuima enjoys a successful debut for England Under-20s against Canada

PLYMOUTH rugby star Lagi Tuima enjoyed a successful England Under-20 debut on Thursday night against Canada. The teenager, who played for Devonport Services Under-18s last season and his set to feature for Plymouth Albion Ladies this coming season, came on as a replacement as England ran out 46-8 winners in Nottingham. Tuima even managed to … Continue reading

Ivybridge coach Paterson hoping his team can offer Albion a challenge
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Ivybridge coach Paterson hoping his team can offer Albion a challenge

IVYBRIDGE coach Lewis Paterson is hoping his National Three South West team can offer a challenge to National One outfit Plymouth Albion when the sides meet at Brickfields in a pre-season match on Thursday evening. The Bridgers were beaten 66-12 away in a 90 minute (three period) contest at National Two club Taunton on Saturday, … Continue reading

Plymouth’s Tuima named on the bench for England Under-20s opening match with Canada
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Plymouth’s Tuima named on the bench for England Under-20s opening match with Canada

PLYMOUTH rugby player Lagi Tuima is in line to make her England Under-20 debut on Thursday after being named among the replacements to play Canada at Nottingham (5.30pm). The teenager, who was part of Devonport Services’ successful under-18 squad last season, is one of three uncapped players named on the bench. Head coach Jo Yapp … Continue reading

Chesters joins fellow former Albion forward Too’ala at Clifton
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Chesters joins fellow former Albion forward Too’ala at Clifton

ANDY CHESTERS could be lining up in a back-row alongside former Plymouth Albion favourite Alfie Too’ala after joining National Two South side Clifton. Chesters made 12 appearances for Albion last season in National One, nine of them from the replacements’ bench, but he decided to move up to Bristol in the summer to take up … Continue reading

Experienced lock Collier up for the challenge at Plymouth Albion
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Experienced lock Collier up for the challenge at Plymouth Albion

DAN COLLIER has no intention of giving up his Plymouth Albion shirt easily. The 31-year-old was a key member of Albion’s side that won 22 of their 30 league matches last season, making 25 appearances and scoring three tries. However, the arrival of Todd Prisk, Dan Williams, George Mills and Rupert Cooper has increased Albion’s … Continue reading

Matavesi excited about returning to Plymouth Albion with Camborne
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Matavesi excited about returning to Plymouth Albion with Camborne

SAM MATAVESI will be back at Plymouth Albion on Sunday – just a month after leaving the National One club. The 24-year-old Fijian international, who starred for Cornwall in May’s County Championship, left Brickfields in July to return to his hometown club Camborne. The newly-promoted National Three South West side open their pre-season campaign by … Continue reading