TAMAR DERBY Matavesi starts as Albion hooker

Plymouth Albion player-coach James Shanahan has made eight changes to the side beaten 45-10 at Rotherham for today's eagerly-anticipated cross-Tamar Championship clash against Cornish Pirates at Brickfields - including switching Fijian forward Sam Matavesi to hooker.

Fit-again centre Ben Woods returns from injury replacing Chris Elder who starts on the replacements bench.



England Students play Wales Students tonight at Oxford University RFC Iffley Road, Oxford. Kick off 1930.

Players please feel free to tweet me @swsportsnews to update with your club sides and, ofcourse, if we have your wrong alma mater...


2014 ENGLAND U20 vs WALES U20 team news

England Under 20s host Wales Under 20 in the 2014 RBS Six Nations at Kingston Park tonight, live on Sky Sports (kick off 1945).

Bath Rugby lock Tom Ellis comes in for first start of the season, NG Dragons' Joe Davies makes his Wales Under 20 debut at lock.


TEAM NEWS International Women's rugby day

Maesteg Celtic Ladies flyer Ffion Bowen wings in to the Wales Women starting XV for tonight’s eagerly anticipated 2014 RBS Six Nations clash against England Women at Twickenham Stoop (1930).

Worcester’s recalled Rochelle Clark is set to win her 90th England Women's rugby cap. Yeovil’s Marlie Packer is also recalled, while there are 11 players from Bristol Ladies Rugby named in the two squads.


U20s RUGBY Dorset & Wilts vs Cornwall team news

Rugby Football Union logoDorset & Wilts and Cornwall are set to kick off their RFU Under 20 county championship pool three campaign today at North Dorset RFC (Slaughtergate, Longbury Hill Lane, Gillingham 1400).

1150 update: The opening group game is FREE TO SEE, no admission charge applies and is game on! when I called the ground to double-check at 1150.


ENGLAND COUNTIES XV Bolt set for French bow

rfu official logoExmouth RFC scrum half Richard Bolt is among eight newcomers included in the England Counties squad for a Friday January 31 international against France Federale XV at Nevers (2000).

The squad - which still has two places to be filled - also includes 27-year-old Cinderford centre Jack Adams and popular Cornish All Blacks and Cornwall forward Ben Hilton, who skippers both club and county.


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