Predict the Lions Starting Test Side and Win!

To raise money for the Cornwall Air Ambulance we’re running a competition to predict the side for the first Lions test. (vs NZ on Sat 24th June – as if you didn’t know!!)

Super important: Closing date is 31st May 2017 – by which time your entry form AND entry fee need to be with us

The Prize:

  • Half of the winnings

The other half will be donated to the Cornwall Air Ambulance

The Challenge:

  • Select your starting 15
  • Select your 7 for the bench (this will be used only in the result of a tie-break)

How to enter:

  • Fill in the official entry form
  • Pay £5 entry fee
  • Get both form and fee to us by 31st May 2017 – options to do that:
    • Low-tech method – fees are being collected at and forms are available at the Plume in Portscatho, the Standard in Gerrans, the butchers in Portscatho, The Roseland Inn in Philleigh and… (tbc)
    • Medium-tech method – Download an entry form (see below); print it and fill in; give it and your entry fee to one of the club committee
      (OR post with cheque to Chris Thomas, Parton Vrane, Portscatho, TR2 5ET)
    • High-tech method (oh yes, this is the 21st Century after all!) – Download the entry form (see below); fill it in and save it; email to; bank transfer your fee to Roseland RFC 30-98-57,  16600568 ref = YOUR NAME or we won’t know you’ve paid and you won’t be able to win.


You can download the all important form here:

21st May Vets day – there’s a bus!

Full details of the event are here

Great news is that we’ve got a solid squad for the competition – so now it’s time to make sure the team and supporters can get there.

So we have a bus (yes, a bus for everyone!) timetable as follows:

  • 10.15am pick up at St Mawes social club
  • through Ruan High Lanes, Tregony, Probus and Truro
  • We’ll be at Camborne for 11.30

On the way back we’ll be leaving Camborne at around 7/8pm.

And you thought the rugby was over for the season – we’re entering Bolingey’s Vets Day

Former Captain Nathan Chapman has taken it upon himself to organise entering a Roseland RFC team for Bolingey Barbarians Round Robin Veterans Day.
– Sunday May 21st
– from 12noon
– Camborne RFC
Would be great to get lots of supporters there to cheer on the Roseland Vets!
PLUS – would you like to play?
In this case ‘Veteran’ means over 32, and Nathan’s keen to have a nice large squad for the afternoon’s matches.
If you’d like to know more/volunteer your services – either contact Nathan direct, or fill in the form on the website and I’ll pass on your info.

What a final!

As our usual match reporter was unable to attend today I’m afraid it falls to me to report on today’s cup final.

I’m not great at recalling the details, so I apologise for any inaccuracies, and if the try scorers would like their names added – I’d be happy to do that. Just let me know.

However, I can hopefully convey the overall feel of the afternoon.

In one word it was WET.

It’s been a rainy day in Bodmin.

Which made conditions pretty slippy, although not muddy.

And made for a compelling and hard-fought final.

The ascendancy switched back and forth between Roseland and Helston. A scenario which came as a shock to everyone involved – not least because the majority of the Roseland team were on tour this weekend, and several were spotted still in the pub last night!!

To say they looked a bit peaky pre-match would be an understatement.

However, like true Roseland players once the whistle went they dug in, and both attacked and defended supremely well. Scoring 2 tries to Helston’s one in the first quarter.

After that the scoring slowed a bit, but the game continued to bat backwards and forwards.

With 10 minutes to go we were in the lead – 18-19 after Davo converted a penalty.

But unfortunately Helston came back and scored again leaving the final score 21-19.

It was a cracking game to watch, and those spectators who braved the weather, the car park, and the traffic (to whom we are really grateful for their support) thoroughly enjoyed the match, and loudly applauded the team off the pitch.

Also thanks to Shaun Eamers who stepped in to the role of coach and Physio.

It was a strong (if ultimately disappointing) game to end the season.

I hope everyone enjoys their coming weeks off – and look forward to welcoming everyone back to the club on July 4th when summer training starts at Philleigh (and the AGM afterwards!).

In the meantime look out for the Lions Tour competition – coming soon.


We’re in the Final! Bank Holiday Monday @ Bodmin

The end of our jam-packed season is in sight – and it will end with us contesting the final of the Cornwall Cup Plate.

Our game kicks off at 1.30pm on Bank Holiday Monday – 1st May.

Please come up to Bodmin RFC to cheer lads on to victory.

If you’ve not been to Bodmin RFC before it’s really easy to get to:

  • Come off the A30 at Carminow Cross and turn onto the A38 (3rd exit on the roundabout)
  • At the next roundabout take the 3rd exit towards Lanhydrock
  • Take the first right and follow the lane to the rugby club
  • Google maps



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 – Helston vs Roseland
                          Cornwall Clubs Vase   2.30 pm
                          Cornwall Clubs Cup     3.30 pm
Changing rooms will be accessible 1 hour before each K O time.

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.

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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!