TAMAR CUP 2014 Cornwall versus Devon tonight

Devon RFU captain and Exmouth lock forward Chris Bentley, picture copyright southwestsportsnews.comCornwall continue their Tamar Cup defence against Devon on familiar ground for 11 of the home squad of 27 at Launceston RFC tonight (1930).

The match will have special significance for former Launceston, Bath, Sale, Plymouth Albion and England hooker Graham Dawe, 54 as it is his first match as head coach of Cornwall ahead of next month’s Bill Beaumont Cup county championship campaign. Dawe will be assisted by Cornwall U20 coach Ian Morgan.


GLOUCESTERSHIRE U20s 80 minutes from Twickenham

Ray Chase Gloucestershire Under 20s prop on the run picture courtesy & copyright Dave FoxGloucestershire Under 20s face Northumberland Under 20s at Cinderford RFC today knowing they are 80 minutes from another visit to Twickenham.


U20 QUARTER FINAL DAY Cornwall v Glos, Kent v Devon

Rugby Football Union roseIt's Rugby Football Union's U20 county championship quarter final day today and the South West hotbed of rugby has three teams through to the final eight - Cornwall, Devon and Gloucestershire.

Pool three winners Cornwall U20s host pool four runners-up Gloucestershire U20s at Camborne RFC (1430) while pool three runners-up Devon U20s - coached by Ruairi Cushion - meet pool four winners Kent at Canterbury RFC (1430).


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.

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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.


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