PENRYN 7s kicks off summer sevens season

Penryn RFC stages the first regional rugby sevens of the summer today.

As of yesterday there were 13 teams – and two "definitely maybes" - taking the field of play in the popular Penryn 7s Easter egg-chasing  tournament at Kernick Road, which starts at 1130.


SW RUGBY 80 minutes away from Twickenham final

official rfu logoIt's a massive semi final Saturday for rugby teams from Cornwall and Gloucestershire – now just 80 minutes away from a Twickenham final in May.

Cornwall's table-topping St Austell RFC – sitting pretty at the Western Counties West summit – travel to Brighton Blues in the RFU Intermediate Cup.


SCRUM DOWN! Midweek SW rugby shorts

Wales fly half Dan Biggar has signed a new three-year deal with hometown club Ospreys ahead of Saturday's big RaboDirect Pro 12 clash with Cardiff Blues at the Millenium Stadium (1715).

The Swansea-born 23-year-old has committed to stay at Ospreys - where has made 121 appearances so far - until the end of the 2015-16 season.


SW RUGBY England tour coaching call for Baxter

exeter chiefs head coach rob baxter courtesy of exeterrugbyclub/pinnacle phot agency ukExeter Chiefs head coach Rob Baxter will form part of Stuart Lancaster's coaching team for England's June tour to Argentina.

Subject to Aviva Premiership placings, Tavistock-born Baxter will link up with Lancaster and attacking skills coach Mike Catt to prepare for the Killik Cup against the Barbarians at Twickenham on May 26.


SW RUGBY Friday update - pitch inspection latest

Tomorrow's Rotherham Titans v Cornish Pirates game has been postponed tomorrow and tenatively rescheduled for Sunday (1400) subject to another Clifton Lane pitch inspection tomorrow morning. 

I plan to post tomorrow's SWSN rugby fixtures over the next two hours but PLEASE if you know of any pitch inspections, or games being called off tweet @swsportsnews so that our rugby followers – and in most cases your supporters – get early notice of the state of play.


SW RUGBY SHORTS Thursday updates

Exeter Chiefs prop Alex Brown has agreed a new two-year deal with the ambitious Aviva Premiership club.

Fellow forwards Dave Ewers and Tom Cowan-Dickie have penned new one-year deals with Rob Baxter's Chiefs.


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