End of Season Awards Night

On Saturday night Roseland RFC held their end of season awards night. Previously this is held at The Alverton in Truro however this year we done things differently.

It was held at The Roseland Inn at Philleigh (our usual clubhouse) and we took over the pub and had a sit down hog roast. The evening was very informal although everyone still dressed up. Everyone had a thoroughly good time, even the lads that had spent the day at Royal Cornwall Show sampling the beer tents.

Roseland celebrated what had been on the whole a successful season with a mid table finish. The club has retained ans recruited well over the season and coach Andy Day committed for at least another 5 years (according to Chairman Richard Cotterill).

There wasn’t an official speaker but Chairman Richard Cotterill, Coach Andy Day and Captains Andrew Stark and Anthony Thomas all said a few words thanking players, supporters and everyone connected to the club for there continued support and commitment.

The winners of the awards for the night were:

Tourist of the Year – Dan Wilkins

Top Try Scorer – Christian Bembow

Most Imoroved Played -Nick Johns

Supporters Player of the Year – Ed Llewellyn

Clubman of the Year – Andy Day

Players Player – Joe Davidson

For all current players and anybody interested in joining Roseland RFC preseason training starts at 7pm Tuesday 3rd July at Philleigh followed by the Clubs A.G.M.

Bodmin Snatch it at the Death

Roseland 20 Bodmin 31

Report by T.O.G Corners Nick Sylvester

After three consecutive wins Roseland had good reason for optimism ahead of the final league game of the season against Bodmin. After so many months of extreme weather all concerned were grateful for an overdue return to some good playing and spectating conditions.

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Roseland complete “double” over Park…..

Roseland 21 Illogan Park 17

Report by T.O.G Corners Nick Sylvester.

Roseland leapfrogged Illogan Park into fifth position in the league following last Saturday’s clash at Philleigh in a wholehearted contest played in appalling conditions. Steady rain on an already saturated pitch together with a cold albeit relatively gentle north easterly breeze tested both players and spectators alike.

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Roseland conquered by Veor…..again!

Roseland 6 Veor 22

Match report by T.O.G. Corners Nick Sylvester

Roseland’s run of defeats against Veor continued in last Saturday’s lunchtime fixture in cold but dry conditions with a keen cross wind. Inevitably the “going” was heavy -rugby’s equivalent to The Cheltenham Festival earlier in the week – such that it was never likely to be good for running rugby.

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Bembow Brace Not Enough

Newquay 39 – Roseland 15

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Roseland Suffer Shock Home Defeat

Another fine report by T.O.G. Corner regular Nick Sylvester.

Roseland 22 St Agnes 29

At last the heavens provided some dry weather for this eagerly awaited Sponsors Day fixture against St Agnes while presenting an excellent opportunity for Roseland to build on last week’s away win at Illogan Park. Although the visitors have already failed to fulfil a couple of league fixtures in 2018, Roseland were well aware that St Agnes still possess plenty of talent and experience from within their small squad, having suffered a home defeat back in October.

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Roseland Scrape Victory

Illogan Park 11 – Roseland 13

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Veor hold off Roseland Challenge

Veor 27 – Roseland 13

On Saturday Roseland travelled to play fourth placed Veor. Roseland had been unfortunate enough to play the top 4 sides on consecutive weekends. However unperturbed by this Roseland travelled with confidence despite missing several regular starters.

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Roseland Battle Valiantly

A report written by T.O.G Corner regular Nick Sylvester.

Roseland 10 – Newquay Hornets 20

Roseland welcomed Newquay Hornets to Philleigh last Saturday with the home side determined to avenge defeat following a close encounter at Newquay back in September. This was the third of a particularly tough run of fixtures with Roseland determined to return to winning ways. Although the pitch was inevitably heavy and energy sapping, the rain at least relented in time for kick-off.

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Roseland Battle in the Mud

Bodmin 24 – Roseland 0

On yet another wet and windy afternoon Roseland travelled to Bodmin for their third league game.
Once again Roseland had been forced into some last minute changes to the side. The other surprise awaiting Roseland was that Bodmin’s main pitch was deemed unsafe for play so the match was moved to Bodmin’s second pitch.

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