Tamar Cup – Devon V Cornwall Squad

Tamar Cup Devon v Cornwall 2024 Wednesday 27th March 2024 @ Ivybridge RFC 7:30 PM KO


1 Rikki Bentham Devonport Services RFC
2 Aiden Taylor Devonport Services RFC
3 Haydon Down Sidmouth RFC
4 Rob Griffin Sidmouth RFC
5 Andy Pond Devonport Services RFC
6 Jordan Watson Brixham RFC
7 James Hocking Devonport Services RFC
8 Robin Edbrooke Topsham RFC
9 Jamie Hext Brixham RFC
10 Rich West Devonport Services RFC
11 Harrison Coonick Devonport Services RFC
12 Tom Richards Plymstock Oaks RFC
13 Shaun Crawford Devonport Services RFC
14 Matthew Crosscombe Brixham RFC
15 Joel Ashworth Brixham RFC
16 Nathan Reeves Brixham RFC
17 Henry Trudgill Ivybridge RFC
18 Harry Rodwell Brixham RFC
19 Adam Northcott Ivybridge RFC
20 George Hilsen Tavistock RFC
21 Nicholas Headley Exmouth RFC
22 Jake Inglis Exmouth RFC
23 Corey Jamieson Plymstock Oaks RFC


1 Ethan Pearce Cowley Launceston RFC
2 Luis Powell Truro RFC
3 James Lamborne Pirate AMS RFC
4 Dan Goldsmith Launceston RFC
5 Albert Horne Launceston RFC
6 Dan Head Truro RFC
7 Cam Taylor St. Austell RFC
8 Brandon Rowley Launceston RFC
9 CJ Boyce St. Austell RFC
10 Will Hennessy Truro RFC
11 Dan Tyrell St. Austell RFC
12 Josh Semmens Pirate AMS RFC
13 Cam Fogden Launceston RFC
14 Freddie Davis Devonport Services RFC
15 Mat Shepherd St. Austell RFC
16 Rich Treleaven Wadebridge RFC
17 Levent Bulut Launceston RFC
18 Mitch Hawkin Launceston RFC
19 Adam Powell Liskeard Looe RFC
20 Barnaby Elderkin Truro RFC
21 Ben Hancock Bude RFC
22 Max Bullen St. Austell RFC
23 Ben Plummer St. Austell RFC
24 James Tucker Launceston RFC

The Tamar Cup, an annual rugby fixture between Cornwall and Devon, has a rich history dating back to 1982. It was the brainchild of the then Chief Constable of Devon & Cornwall Police, David East. The inaugural match took place on September 21, 1982, in Plymouth, where Cornwall emerged victorious with a score of 25-6.

The teams that day featured some legendary players:

  • Cornwall: P.J. Winnan, B. Trevaskis, R. Pellow, I Perkins, G. Champion, N. Thomson, N. Coombes, S. Paice, M. Duffelen, R. Keast, J. Durant, R. Corin, P. Hendy, C. Bevan, A. Robson.
  • Devon: F. Wilson, N. Bagge, I. Vinter, S. Donovan, R. Westlake, S. Hogg, J. Mears, W. Davies, B. Priday, T. Harris, S. Stevens, T. Chapman, S. Deacey, G. Bess, M. Cathery.

Over the years, the Tamar Cup has seen intense battles between the two counties. Cornwall has secured twenty victories, while Devon has twelve wins, with two drawn games. St. Piran has led Cornwall to a remarkable streak of nine consecutive victories. Interestingly, the last Devon win occurred thirteen years ago, almost to the day, so perhaps it’s time for the Cup to venture east of the Tamar.

These matches, regardless of the level, epitomize the competitive and traditional spirit of rugby. Representative rugby at the county level remains an integral part of our sport, and the Tamar Cup plays a crucial role in preserving this tradition.

 Games between the two counties have always been fiercely competitive, played in the true spirit of rugby. Today’s encounter in the Tamar Cup promises to be no different. Representative rugby at the county level holds a special place in the RFU playing calendar, and the Tamar Cup games play a vital role in preserving this tradition.

We extend our gratitude to Ivybridge RFC for hosting this evening’s match. Thanks to the players and committees of both counties for dedicating their time to this midweek game. The coaches and administrative staff deserve recognition for their tireless efforts in ensuring these games take place.

As we eagerly anticipate a competitive and entertaining match, perhaps Devon can follow the example set by the victorious Under 20s at Camborne a couple of weeks ago and prevent our visitors from securing their tenth consecutive win!


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