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.