Cornish All Blacks forward Ben Hilton to lead Cornwall again in Championship
Cornish All Blacks forward Ben Hilton will again captain Cornwall in this season's County Championship campaign.
His appointment was announced at a squad training session at Truro College on Monday evening as Cornwall continued their preparations for their annual assault on the Twickenham final.
Hilton led Cornwall last season, when they just missed out on a place in the final, and he said the squad was determined to go on better this season.
He said: "I feel very proud to have been given the opportunity for the second consecutive year, especially amongst such quality of players and a number of existing leaders within the team.
"This will certainly help our cause on the road this season. The whole squad really want to reward the loyal Cornish rugby supporters. Let's give them something to celebrate."
Cornwall face a very tough pool, with away trips to Gloucestershire (May 4) and Kent (May 11), followed by their only home match against holders Hertfordshire at Camborne on May 18.
Another session is planned next month before Cornwall take on Devon in the Tamar Cup in a warm-up for the Championship programme.