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Rugby World Cup Trophy Kicks Off England Tour In Scilly

Rugby World Cup Trophy Kicks Off England Tour In Scilly

Island children, and their mums, dads, and teachers, had a chance to pose for photographs with the famous Webb Ellis Rugby World Cup trophy as it kicked off its tour of England at the Five Islands School. The cup, which is awarded to the winners of the four-yearly competition, was displayed at yesterday’s school assembly […]

Islands’ Youngsters To Train With Cornish Pirates

Islands’ Youngsters To Train With Cornish Pirates

A 49-strong party from the Cornish Pirates Rugby Club arrived on the Scillonian yesterday for a four-day visit to the islands. And the players who don’t have the strongest ‘sealegs’ didn’t have much time to recover before they had to start training youngsters in the rain on The Garrison. It’s the Pirates second extended visit […]

Famous Rugby Trophy Coming To Scilly On National Tour

Famous Rugby Trophy Coming To Scilly On National Tour

Scilly has been included in this summer’s Rugby World Cup trophy tour. The famous Webb Ellis Cup, which is awarded to the winner of the competition, will be making an appearance at the Five Islands School on 7th July. It’s named after the man credited with inventing the game. The 100-day event around Scotland, Northern […]

‘Good Feeling’ About Rugby In Scilly As Club Goes From Strength to Strength

‘Good Feeling’ About Rugby In Scilly As Club Goes From Strength to Strength

“There’s a good feeling about rugby” in Scilly at the moment. That’s according to St Mary’s Rugby Club Secretary Rob Hughes. Scilly’s young players are set to receive more training this weekend, following last week’s Cornish Pirates sessions on Tresco and St Mary’s. The RFU’s Neil Smith is returning to coach 5 to 16-year-olds on […]

Cornish Pirates Rugby Team Visits Scilly

Cornish Pirates Rugby Team Visits Scilly

Over 40 professional rugby union players from the Cornish Pirates visited Tresco on Wednesday, as part of a two-day tour of Scilly.

Professional Rugby Players To Visit Scilly Later This Month

Professional Rugby Players To Visit Scilly Later This Month

The islands’ rugby fans are in for a treat later this month as The Cornish Pirates and ten Exeter Chiefs players are visiting Scilly on a 3-day training and public relations tour. Mermaid Landlord Nick George has arranged the event. Nick is a massive fan of the Cornish rugby club and has family connections, as […]

Scilly’s Rugby Sevens Tournament To Be Repeated Next Year

Scilly’s Rugby Sevens Tournament To Be Repeated Next Year

The organisers of Scilly’s first ever Rugby Sevens tournament on Sunday say they’re pleased with what turned out to be a “really worthwhile exercise.” Mike Bratt, Cornwall’s RFU Rugby Development Officer, came over with two colleagues, Phil Morris, the West Cornwall Community Coach from England Rugby and his counterpart from the east of the county, […]

First Scilly Rugby Sevens Tournament On Sunday

First Scilly Rugby Sevens Tournament On Sunday

The first Scilly Rugby Sevens Tournament takes place on the Garrison on Sunday. The matches start at 11.30am. Earlier this year Mike Bratt, the RFU Rugby Development Officer for Cornwall, hoped that over 100 visiting players together with friends and family would make the trip over. Ten rugby clubs from the South West have been […]

First Ever Islands’ Rugby Sevens Tournament Set For May

First Ever Islands’ Rugby Sevens Tournament Set For May

Over a hundred visitors are expected in Scilly for the first-ever islands’ Rugby Sevens Tournament, planned for the weekend after the World Pilot Gig Championships. Mike Bratt the RFU Rugby Development Officer for Cornwall understands that there can be a lull in activity following the rowing. He hopes that nine Cornish clubs and workplace squads […]

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