New 15-a-side adapted game……

Together with the lifting of lockdown on Wednesday 2nd December, the RFU announced that we shall immediately move to Stage E along the Return to Rugby Roadmap and that an adapted version of the 15-a-side is to be introduced.
Rather than explain all, chapter and verse, please refer to www.englandrugby.com for detailed information for news regarding the adapted game, relevant dates and all the latest guidance where there is plenty of explanatory reading material.
As a club, while currently seeking to respectfully canvas the individual views, wishes and opinions of all players, we have decided to recommence training on Tuesday 5th January followed hopefully by arranging friendly fixtures from either the end of January or early February.
This, of course, will ultimately be driven by Government regulations/guidelines and player appetite.
In the meantime we hope that all members and their families remain safe and healthy and wish everybody a Merry Christmas while hoping that 2021 is a better year for us all.

A New Chapter Begins…

“pre season” training, Saturday 5th September, 2.30pm, Philleigh

As life very slowly begins to get back to normal, so does the rugby season. The RFU have now moved community rugby on to stage D of the ‘return to rugby community roadmap’.

This means that clubs are now able to organise non-contact fixtures with other clubs using Ready4Rugby and other touch rugby activity. Limited and restricted contact rugby training is also now allowed. Varied training conditions will allow the return of tackling, lineouts and rucks, ensuring that players are prepared to perform these skills safely and effectively with some restrictions. Mauls, scrums, opposed lineouts or upright tackles are still not permissible as the transmission exposure risk remains high. Contact training sessions have to be carried out in small groups of no more than six players.

The league season for level 3 clubs and below will not start until November at the very earliest and the next announcement regarding this will be on 2nd October

Social distancing and other extra precautionary measures will be in place where applicable but all players new or old are welcome to come and join. See you there!

Club Captain

Further to last month’s announcement that there was to be no AGM this year, just one new nomination was received for any Club Officer/Committee position. Alex Benbow was nominated for the position of Club Captain – proposed by Joe Davidson and seconded by Ant Thomas.  With no other nominations received, approval of the Committee and […]

Continue reading...

50th Anniversary Year

As many players, VP’s, sponsors and other members are doubtless aware, the forthcoming 2020/21 season is the 50th Anniversary Season for Roseland RFC.However, having taken account of the so many extraordinary challenges that lie ahead, not least being that we really don’t know when Community Club Rugby will be allowed to meaningfully recommence, the Committee […]

Continue reading...

AGM

Our Annual General Meeting is due to take place on Tuesday 30th June but obviously we can’t proceed with this normally as planned.  Although more senior clubs with suitable resources are conducting an AGM by video conferencing, this is unfortunately not feasible for ourselves and our AGM has regrettably had to be cancelled.   Upon the […]

Continue reading...

International Tickets

We have now secured our very limited allocation for the 2020 Guinness Six Nations Championship matches.Following the retirement of Graham Pauncefoot from administering these, after many years of service for which the club is extremely grateful, there will no longer be a list posted in The Roseland Inn for ticket applications.Under the new system, eligible […]

Continue reading...

Stithians 0-28 Roseland

Roseland travelled to Stithians looking for another win but with Stithians narrowly losing away to Helston last week the Roseland boys knew this would be no pushover. Stithians began with a depleted squad and the Roseland squad wasn’t as big as usual either. Christian Benbow was again missing. He’d recovered from his broken nail but […]

Continue reading...

Redruth Albany 7-85 Roseland

This week Roseland travelled down to the dark depths of Redruth to face Albany in their third league game of the season. Rumours of Albany struggling for players were unfortunately true but history has shown us that anything can happen in Rugby and no game can be taken for granted. Albany lined up with 14 […]

Continue reading...

Roseland 27-5 Perranporth

This week Roseland welcomed Perranporth for their first home game of the season. The sun was shining, there wasn’t a breath of wind and the pitch was looking pristine. The game got underway with Perranporth playing down the gentle slope. Roseland were immediately put under pressure and Perranporth scored in the left corner within 5 […]

Continue reading...

Helston 25-17 Roseland

Roseland travelled down to Helston with a strong squad, missing only a few key players. Helston had a similarly strong squad and on paper both teams looked to be well matched, having both dropped down to Cornwall Two this year and looking for promotion straight back to Cornwall One. The game started slowly, with both […]

Continue reading...