Morton and Wells to start for Cornwall, while Coats and Toogood get Devon chance
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Morton and Wells to start for Cornwall, while Coats and Toogood get Devon chance

SALTASH players Will Morton and Lewis Wells will make their first County Championship starts for Cornwall on Saturday when play Hertfordshire at Bishop Stortford. The pair missed out on the chance to feature at the start of Cornwall’s campaign due to Saltash’s involvement in the RFU Senior Vase final at Twickenham. But with the Duchy … Continue reading

Plymouth Albion confirm signing of Cornwall star Matt Shepherd
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Plymouth Albion confirm signing of Cornwall star Matt Shepherd

CORNWALL’S County Championship match-winning scrum-half Matt Shepherd has accepted an offer to join Plymouth Albion. The England Counties international had been thinking over his options since his star performance for Cornwall at Twickenham, but has now decided to join his county coach Graham Dawe at Brickfields. Shepherd scored both the Duchy’s tries in their 18-13 … Continue reading

Graham Dawe guides Cornwall to first County Championship success for 16 years
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Graham Dawe guides Cornwall to first County Championship success for 16 years

GRAHAM DAWE guided Cornwall to only their fourth County Championship success – and first for 16 years – on Sunday when they beat Lancashire 18-13 at Twickenham. The Duchy had been beaten in the last two finals by Lancashire but they dominated this year’s final to deservedly lift the Bill Beaumont Cup. The last time … Continue reading

COUNTY RUGBY: Graham Dawe’s Cornwall book place at Twickenham
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COUNTY RUGBY: Graham Dawe’s Cornwall book place at Twickenham

GRAHAM DAWE can look forward to another trip to Twickenham after guiding Cornwall to the County Championship final. The Duchy produced a storming second half display to overcome Hertfordshire 25-18 in front of a large and passionate crowd Redruth’s Recreation Ground. Cornwall’s hopes of securing a third successive trip to Twickenham did not look great … Continue reading

Albion will consider making their players available for county rugby
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Albion will consider making their players available for county rugby

DEVON and Cornwall county teams could be strengthened next year by players from Plymouth Albion. The counties have not been able to select anyone from Albion for the past couple of seasons due to a change in the rules that banned contracted Championship or Premiership players taking part in the Bill Beumont Cup. However, Albion’s … Continue reading

Cornwall’s Twickenham dream is still alive, but Devon’s hopes are ended
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Cornwall’s Twickenham dream is still alive, but Devon’s hopes are ended

CORNWALL have set up a winner-takes-all clash with Hertfordshire at Redruth next weekend after beating Kent 22-16 on Saturday at Gravesend. The victory followed on from the Duchy’s success at Gloucestershire the week before and leaves them within 80 minutes of reaching a third consecutive County Championship final at Twickenham. Launceston scrum-half Matt Shepherd was … Continue reading