Cornwall name side to face Devon

BILL BEAUMONT CUP: Devon vs Cornwall – A Clash of Rivals

This Saturday marks Cornwall’s crucial encounter with long-standing adversaries Devon in the Bill Beaumont Cup. With a victory potentially securing their sixth appearance in seven years at Twickenham, Cornwall is gearing up for a high-stakes battle.

In their previous Tamar Cup encounter at Brickfields, Cornwall triumphed over Devon with a convincing 28-13 scoreline. However, memories of last season’s Championship defeat at Camborne, where Devon clinched a narrow 20-19 win, linger. Cornwall seeks redemption, although they will miss the services of full-back Matt Shepherd, sidelined due to injury sustained during the Hertfordshire match.

Stepping into Shepherd’s role is Redruth’s Richie Kevern, supported by Dean Bonds on the wing alongside try-scoring sensation Kyle Speare. The bench sees Albion’s Seti Raumakita and Camborne’s Taron Peacock joining the squad, while utility back Rhys Brownfield sits out this match.

Coach Graham Dawe emphasizes the magnitude of this encounter, highlighting the necessity of determination and sacrifice to secure a spot in the final. The clash kicks off at Brixham at 2:30 pm, promising a gripping contest of skill and strategy.

Cornwall Starting XV:

  1. Richie Kevern (Redruth)
  2. Dean Bonds (Redruth)
  3. Jack Simmons (Redruth)
  4. Jon Dawe (Plymouth Albion)
  5. Alex Ducker (Camborne)
  6. Fraser Honey (Plymouth Albion)
  7. Jack Oulton (Redruth)
  8. Dan Job (Lanner)
  9. Rob Elloway (St. Ives)
  10. Jess Tompsett (Redruth)
  11. Tony Whittle (Camborne)
  12. Ben Hilton (Barnstaple, Capt)
  13. Grant Randlesome (Penryn)
  14. Sam Stevens (Redruth)
  15. Brad Howe (Redruth)


  1. Matt Ballard (Wadebridge Camels)
  2. Craig Williams (Redruth)
  3. Edd Pascoe (Redruth)
  4. George Jones (Penryn)
  5. Taron Peacock (Camborne)
  6. Seti Raumakita (Plymouth Albion)
  7. Kyle Speare (Bude)

Travelling Reserves: Andruis Zacharovas (Camborne), Dan Sanderson (Falmouth), Rhys Brownfield (Camborne)