Cornwall Cup Plate Draw is in!

Hot off the press!

(and different to what I’ve been telling people – sorry about that!)

Tribute Cornwall Clubs Plate Draw & Match Dates
Helston RFC  v  Roseland RFC  on 15 04 17
Roseland RFC  v  St Agnes RFC on 22 04 17
St Agnes RFC   v  Helston RFC  on 29 04 17
The top 2 teams will go through to the final.
Just about to update the fixtures page too.
FInal’s day
DATE 1st May 2017 May Bank Holiday Monday.
K O OFF TIMES  Cornwall Clubs Shield  12.30 pm
                          Cornwall Clubs Plate   1.30 pm
                          Cornwall Clubs Vase   2.30 pm
                          Cornwall Clubs Cup     3.30 pm
Changing rooms will be accessible 1 hour before each K O time.

Hoodie Pics

Great to see so many of the Roseland family turn out yesterday – and we got some great pics with everyone sporting their hoodies!

Click on any of them to see the full size image.

[Read more…]

Family Day – this Saturday!

This Sat is our last home league game of the year – would be great to get as many of the Roseland family along for the day.

Kick off will be at 3pm (clock’s changed this weekend – you did notice didn’t you?), then all back to the pub afterwards.

Please bring along your hoodies (large and small!) as we’ll be taking a photo of as many hoody-wearers as possible at the pub after the game.

See you there to cheers the team to (hopefully!) victory against St Agnes.

There will also be a chance to get your dinner and dance tickets.

Dinner and Dance Tickets now on Sale!

The annual Dinner Dance and prize giving is on Friday 21st April; and it’s now time to get your tickets.

This year we’re back at the Alverton again – so expect some great food, entertaining speeches, great booze, and some very unique dancing.

We also have an awesome line up of speakers (expect some very interesting stories and plenty of laughter).

Dress code is ‘black tie preferred’, however you won’t feel out of place in a lounge suit. (Ladies that means cocktail or full length evening dress).

Whether you’re a current player, occasional supporter, or one of our legends (you know who you are!) we’d love you to join us to celebrate another great Roseland season.

Prices are:

  • £30 per person
  • £25 per person for players and their partners


We start at 7-7.30

Events update

A few events updates for you:

  • Dinner and Dance – 21st April – details coming very soon! (great speakers and menu lined up…)
  • Tour – won’t be happening this year
  • Save the Date – we’re going to be running a “Family Day” on April 1st (to coincide with our home game against St Agnes) more details to follow, but for now put it in the diary!

Boxing Day Fund Raising Success

Thank you to everyone who joined us on Boxing Day, and contributed towards our charity collections.

We now know the total raised was a whopping £734.66.

Our greatest thanks goes to Skinners brewery who provided us with a barrel of Betty Stoggs (central to the fundraising activity!).

Add funds are being sent to the Trust Fund set up by Oakham RFC – full details here. 

And it has emerged we have a connection to Oakham as Roger Grove’s wife Pat’s son Andy Raine and Grandson Tom are members of Oakham.

Thanks again to everyone who contributed and helped out.


Helston 50 – Roseland 12

Helston prove too strong

On Saturday afternoon Roseland travelled down to Helston for the third fixture of their Cornwall One campaign in almost perfect rugby conditions.

Having put in two massive performances at home and coming away with a loss and a win Roseland were hoping to carry the momentum into a tough clash against Helston. Over the years the pair have shared the spoils of victory fairly evenly. Roseland held the current advantage with a big 50-7 win at Philleigh pre-Christmas. [Read more…]

Roseland 18 – Camborne School of Mines 7

Roseland beat Students

On a dry but blustery afternoon on Saturday Roseland had the joy of another home fixture albeit against Camborne School of Mines (CSM). However Roseland, despite losing last week, were in confident mood after an impressive performance against Newquay.

Although in the pre-Christmas fixture between these two at Penryn, CSM came out on top so once again Roseland were looking for a first victory over CSM for a number of seasons. [Read more…]

Supporters bus this Saturday to Helston

Sorry for the slow notice on this one.

We have a supporters bus (inc girls if you want to go) heading to Helston for our away game on Saturday (21st Jan).

First pick up is Tregony at noon – then it will be passing through Probus and Truro on the way to Helston.

Will be leaving Helston about 6ish (maybe) and slowly heading back up to Truro, return route is tbc.

Cost is £10 per head, payable on the bus.


Truro pick up c12.30
Helston – will be a pub crawl, so probably not leaving at 6!!
On the way back to Truro, may stop at Norway.
If anyone wants the bus to go back to Tregony it will

Roseland lose thriller: Roseland 10 – Newquay 29

The first Saturday of 2017 saw the start of the new Tribute Cornwall One league campaign.

Having used September to December to determine which teams competed in Cornwall One and Two the start of the New Year was being highly anticipated by everyone.

Roseland had traveled to Newquay in early December and suffered a heavy defeat so were looking to put in a better showing on their own paddock.

Newquay kicked off the game playing down the slope and with the assistance of the slight breeze.

This was also the first game for both teams playing with World Rugby’s new directive on the punishment of “high tackles”.

The early exchanges were fairly even with both sides probing and running hard and being committed in defence.

The first meaningful act came as a result of the new directive. Roseland centre Mike “Legs” Rushbridge fell foul of the new sanctions and picked up a yellow card for a tackle that slid up above the shoulders. From the resultant penalty in the 22 Newquay tapped and went and scored under the posts after a simple dummy and missed tackle.

The score was converted and Newquay led 7-0.

The match was a real battle royale with neither side prepared to give an inch. There was some excellent breaks and excellent moments of defence from both sides. Newquay were also to fall foul of the referee and their centre picked up a yellow card for an arm around the neck during a ruck.

Unfortunately for Roseland the next score came from Newquay when they kicked a simple penalty to lead 10-0.

Both sides were soon back to a full compliment of players and the half rumbled on. Roseland turned the ball over deep inside their own half and spread the ball wide and skipper Andrew “Starky” Stark put in a lung bursting 50m run to bring his side up to the Newquay 22. The ball was well recycled and with the Newquay defence in arrears scrum half Tom “Dayer” Day spotted a gap down the blind side and scampered over from the 22 for a well earnt team try. Fly Half Davo Williams converted and the score was 10-7 and the half time whistle blew.

The second half was very much like the first with both sides going hammer and tong at each other and neither side prepared to give an inch.

Roseland worked their way deep into the Newquay 22 and won a scrum 5m from the try line. The scrums had been fairly even all game but this scrum the Roseland 8 got the upper hand and shunted the Newquay 8 back and were just about to get the ball over the line when the ref gave a hard sharp blow on his whistle. It appears that 2 opposing flankers had been exchanging pleasantries with each other and the ref, who was taking no prisoners, blew up and warned the the Roseland flanker for holding his opposite number but yellow carded the Newquay flanker for throwing punches.

From the penalty Roseland opted to scrum but unfortunately couldn’t replicate the previous scrum and although retained possession after several more phases had to settle for a penalty which Davo converted to level the scores at 10-10.

The game stayed level for the majority of the half with both sides determined to win.

With about 65/70 minutes up on the clock and both sides with a full 15 Newquay grabbed a vital try after a barnstorming break from their prop. The ball was recycled and they scored 15m in on the right of the posts. The conversion was good at it was 17-10. Roseland determined not to be undone battled back but struggled to break the resolute Newquay defence.

Roseland were to end the match with 14 players when full back Sammy Glanville picked up a yellow for an arm around the neck in a maul.

With about 8 minutes to go and Roseland down to 14 Newquay capitalised and scored a further 2 late tries and converted one to secure the try bonus point and the victory and crush Roseland.

For 65/70 minutes the game was nip and tuck. Both sides were unwilling to give an inch and the all 3 results were still on the table but in the end Newquays slightly superior fitness and rugby nous and experience in higher league rugby probably got them over the line.

Roseland should take huge heart from the contest and if they perform like this every week, with more players still due back from injury and other commitments, then they will do well in Cornwall One but it’s going to be 13 weeks of huge commitment and hard work and effort from everyone for one of the smallest clubs in Cornwall.