Sport extra: January 10
LEAGUE MAKE-UP SETTLED:
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A total of 74 clubs will be fielding 161 teams in the 14 divisions.
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Three former Tamar League clubs have been admitted to Division 7 East – Milton Abbot; St Stephens (Saltash) and Werrington Exiles.
Additionally, the League has approved a request from Gunnislake CC to allow them to be relegated two divisions instead of one (from Division 5 East to Division 7 East).
They've stated "Having reviewed our player availability for the coming season, we formally request to drop to division 7. Hopefully, this will give us the opportunity to encourage the younger players and at the same time, start to rebuild". As a result Ladock seconds have been additionally promoted from Division 7 East.
Division 7 East now has ten teams and will have four extra 'third' games against local opponents, to give a full 22 game season. Division 7 West has only nine teams so will have an 18 game season that will include a couple of random extra games.
Due to two eastern clubs being relegated from County Division One last year generally only one team was promoted in the eastern divisions and only one team relegated in the western divisions.
Premier: Redruth promoted; Troon relegated.
County 1: Stithians & Menheniot Looe promoted; St Austell 2 & Luckett relegated.
Division 2 West: Camborne 2 & Crofty Holman promoted; Mullion relegated.
Division 3 West: Beacon 2 & Troon 2 promoted – Porthleven relegated.
Division 4 West: Ludgvan 2 & Goldsithney promoted; Crofty Holman 2 relegated.
Division 5 West: Stithians 2 & St Ives 2 promoted – Mt Ambrose 2 relegated.
Division 6 West: Gerrans & Mt Hawke 2 promoted; Perranporth 2 relegated.
Division 7 West: Nine teams only – no new admissions.
Division 2 East: St Erme promoted; Bude & Newquay 2 relegated.
Division 3 East: Ladock promoted – Saltash & Menheniot Looe 2 relegated.
Division 4 East: Pencarrow promoted; Launceston 2 & Luckett 2 relegated.
Division 5 East: St Stephen 2 promoted; Gunnislake relegated.
Division6 East: Calstock & Ladock 2 promoted – No relegations.
Division7 East: Milton Abbot, St Stephens (Saltash) & Werrington Exiles admitted.
CALLUM TAKES CONTROL:
When the Pirates U8s played an exhibition game during the half-time interval of the Cornish Pirates versus Bristol match on New Year's Day, the referee was Callum Thornton, who also plays for the Pirates U14s and a member of the Cornwall RFU's Elite squad.
A pupil at GEMS Bolitho School, where he is coached by former Pirates player Gary Randall, Callum appeared unfazed despite officiating in front of the crowd of 3,000.
Callum, who is captain of his school team, recently passed the IRB's online Rugby Ready course, and will aim for the Entry Level Referee Award when he soon becomes 14.
Callum's brother Max plays for the Pirates U7s, dad John is membership secretary for the Pirates Youth Section, and his s uncle, Andrew Baragwanath, is the current chairman of St Ives RFC.
Pirates U10s 25, Launceston 5
The Pirates' excellent form continued with another impressive performance against a very good Launceston side.
Comfortably leading 20-0 at half-time thanks to tries by J Prowse (2), F Nowell and W Roberts, the second half was more evenly contested.
Indeed, starting brightly after the break the All Blacks were first to score, until a fifth try for the Pirates by C Nicholls finished the scoring.
A fine display by F Terry deservedly earned him the man-of-the-match award.
Pirates U10s: C Buckland, H Beckerleg, W Roberts, H Rogers, J Prowse, A Pyke, F Terry, A Barrett, K Harris, F Nowell, E Bailey, C Nicholls.
Penryn U9s 12, St Ives U9s 9
Sporting their brand new playing kit, St Ives travelled away to Penryn.
A determined side fought hard in the first half with tries being scored by captain Cian, James and Liam. However, Penryn initially took the lead with the first half ending 7-3.
In the second half St Ives improved their game with some great runs and tackling from Kai and Edward.
Further tries from Cian, Tom, Will, James and Josh confirmed that St Ives had the edge in this half.
A great team effort led to a close final score of 12-9 to Penryn. The man of the match award went to Cian.
St Ives: Cian, Edward, James, Josh, Kai, Liam, Tom, Will.
Penryn U7s v St Ives U7s
For their first game of the new year, St Ives U7s took two teams to Penryn and extended their unbeaten run to 14 games.
St Ives A 135, Penryn A 115
Team and tries: Thomas Redondo-Barter 6 tries and MoM; Ethan Redondo-Barter 11 tries; Ella Redondo-Barter 4 tries; Jude Hardy 3 tries; Ellis Marsden 2 tries; Ruby Perkin 1 try.
St Ives B 100, Penryn B 85
Team and tries: Jake Cartwright 6 tries and MoM; Oscar Evans 6 tries; Leo Beck 5 tries; Parka Roderick 2 tries; Beth Perkin 1 try; Tyler Goodman; Jude Cartwright.