REBELS TO DEFEND SOUTH WEST CUP IN TITANIC SEMI-FINAL AT REDRUTH
It doesn’t seem all that long ago that Cornish Rebels lifted the South West Challenge Cup at Polson Bridge after a blistering hot day saw the RL newcomers go up against the League Champions Devon Sharks in a game that was won by the Cornish after extra time and both squads had little left to give. The efforts on that day epitomised this competition and all that it means to South West Rugby League; once again in 2014 teams are desperate to get their hands on what was the first trophy to be won by a Cornish Rugby League club.
This weekend The Rebels welcome Plymouth Titans to The Recreation Ground, Redruth on Sunday in the semi-final of that very same competition.
It was just last weekend that Plymouth, arguably one of the most consistent teams in the division this year, enjoyed a two-point victory over The Rebels at Stonehouse Creek, and only a month since the Rebels defeated them in the Steve Prescott Foundation South West 9’s Final, which saw the black & gold contingent win the first silverware of the South West Rugby League calendar.
The Titans travel across the Tamar having never won a game on Cornish soil, and the third meeting between the two clubs in just one month promises to drive a dedicated and passionate performance from both sets of players, with some even dubbing this ‘the decider’ as it is currently one win each from the two fixtures so far.
The game kicks off at 2.30pm this Sunday 8th June at The Recreation Ground, Redruth (Redruth RFC) and entry is free. Match programmes are available at £2.
Sam Bristow and Guy Pallet tackling hard in the SPF South West 9’s final vs. Plymouth Titans. Image: John Beach Photography