BEACHY LOOKING FOR ARMED FORCES DOUBLE
Chairman of Greenmount-sponsored Cornish Rebels John Beach is looking to his side to build on the fine form which saw them defeat the Royal Navy last month as the South West’s premier Rugby League side welcome the Royal Air Force to Camborne on today.
“I don’t think many people expected the result against the Navy. We knew that our boys were capable; we’ve always known that this crop of players has the ability to perform at a very high level and it’s great to be putting them upainst some fitting opposition.”
Beach also said that the club has benefitted a great deal from it’s partnership with Super League giants St Helens and the team learnt valuable lessons in their trip to play the Saints reserves in January. “The scoreline said it all, we were up against the cream of one of the finest Academy’s in the country and our boys have taken a lot more than just a scoreline away from that. We showed experience in the Navy game and improved in lots of areas. As always there was fantastic performances all around the park but our game management and work rate in both directions gave us the edge. We now have a job to do to ensure we give a good account of ourselves again and continue to improve performances game-on-game”
The club Chairman, who is enjoying his fifth year in charge of the since founding the club in 2013 has also guarded against complacency. “The RAF will have seen the result against the Navy so will be switched on and looking for a result themselves. This is a good opportunity for some fringe first team players to push for a place in the Armed Forces RL inter-services to be played later on this year and we are delighted to be able to bring them down to Cornwall for the first time for a game of Rugby League, we hope in front of a great Cornish crowd to welcome them to the County.”
The game kicks off today at 2:30pm and is free entry for all. The Rebels will then go into the two Tamar Shield matches vs Devon Sharks to try and take the spoils in the newly commissioned battle between the old foes of South West Rugby League. The home leg vs. Sharks comes just 7 days after the RAF game on Saturday 5th August, again at Camborne RFC.