Rugby


CORNWALL have named their team to open their 2019 Bill Beaumont County Championship campaign at Kent on Saturday (2.30pm). The squad is selected from a range of clubs from level eight up to level three, with seven Redruth players in the 22-man team. Previous County Championship winner Matt Shepherd is available for the trip to …

CRAIG LILLEY has been appointed as Bath Rugby’s new academy manager. Lilley is current head of rugby at King Edward’s School and will join the Premiership club in August ahead of the 2019/20 campaign. His role will be to lead the strategic direction and operational management of its regional player pathway. His appointment forms a …

DEVON RFU will begin their Bill Beaumont County Championship campaign on Saturday when they travel to Cinderford to take on Gloucestershire (3pm). The Green and Whites will be looking to build on last season when they got a long-awaited win in Cornwall. A large number of last season’s squad have returned for this year’s campaign, …

BACK Maliq Holden has signed a new one-year contract with the Cornish Pirates. The Liverpool-born player made 10 appearances for the club during the 2018/19 season, including four Championship starts. He was also a try-scorer when coming off the bench in the team’s victory at Doncaster Knights last Saturday. A former Hartpury College player, where …

CORNISH rugby player Joel Matavesi has agreed a new one-year contract with Newcastle Falcons. The 22-year-old centre has helped Newcastle Falcons’ A-team to win the Premiership Rugby Shield’s Northern Conference this season. Director of rugby Dean Richards said: “Joel is a talented young player who shows a lot of promise. “He is a good ball-player …

CORNISH Pirates scrum-half Alex Day will join Premiership giants Saracens this summer. The former England under-20 player has been at the Pirates since 2015 after joining from Northampton and he has firmly established himself in the Championship. He was voted Cornish Pirates’ players’ player of the year for the 2017/18 campaign and is relishing the …

EXETER Chiefs boss Rob Baxter is hoping his team can return to winning ways when they host Harlequins in a sell-out clash at Sandy Park on Saturday (2pm). The Chiefs have already secured their place in the Premiership play-offs but Baxter does not want them taking their foot of the pedal. Exeter’s 14-month unbeaten home …

THE Cornish Pirates will be looking to cement fifth place in the Championship when they travel to Doncaster Knights on Saturday for their final match of the season. The Pirates make a number of changes to their starting line-up from last week’s win over Yorkshire Carnegie. Will Cargill returns at fly-half while in the forwards, Jack …

League Tables

Premiership
P
Team
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts.
0Ampthill0000000
0Bedford Blues0000000
0Cornish Pirates0000000
0Coventry0000000
0Doncaster Knights0000000
0Ealing Trailfinders0000000
0Hartpury College0000000
0Jersey Reds0000000
0London Scottish0000000
0Newcastle Falcons0000000
0Nottingham0000000
0Yorkshire Carnegie0000000
Championship
POS
TEAM
P
W
D
L
F
A
BP
PTS
1London Irish2220028353401999
2Ealing2217057335031886
3Bedford Blues2213096326031769
4Jersey Reds22120105544421563
5Cornish Pirates22100125565071959
6Yorkshire Carnegie22110114755491155
7Nottingham22101115085971052
8Coventry2291124976371351
9London Scottish2280144686161143
10Doncaster2280145466171042
11Hartpury RFC227015415634836
12Richmond226016430604933