Cornwall RLFC


Bish Becomes First Ever Cornwall International

October 18, 2022

Cornwall’s first evert international Aaron Jones-Bishop – Patrick Tod

Aaron Jones-Bishop carved his name into Cornwall RLFC history after he became the club’s first ever international at the Rugby League World Cup.

Jones-Bishop represented tournament newcomers Jamaica in their opening Pool match against Ireland at Headingley.

Despite the Reggae Warriors suffering a 48-2 reverse, they thrilled the Leeds crowd with a performance full of endeavour and spirit.

Jones-Bishop, who took to the field with his brother Ben for the very first time, was thrust into the fray from the interchange bench during the first half.

Rochdale’s Kieran Rush, who saw red when the Choughs visited Spotland in August, scored Jamaica’s only points of the game from a penalty after the siren had sounded for half-time.

By that stage, though, the brave Jamican’s had shipped four tries as Louis Senior, skipper George King, Brendan O’Hagan and Ed Chamberlain all crossed the whitewash.

Jamaica did have their moments however and they nearly opened the scoring early on when Rush’s grubber kick was almost pounced upon by Jacob Ogden as Louis Senior was slow to react.

Jones-Bishop and his side also started the second stanza well but failed to turn promise into points and as the game wore on, Ireland found another gear.

Ireland ran out 48-2 winners over Ireland at Headingley on Sunday – SWPix

Innes Senior and Toby King ensured Ireland’s first international game since November 2013 would result in victory and late on, further scores from James McDonnell, home favourite James Bentley and Hull Kingston Rovers’ Frankie Halton hoisted the Wolfhounds close to the 50-point mark. 

Jamaica are next in action this coming Saturday when they travel to Hull to face pre-tournament favourites New Zealand. Ireland, meanwhile, have an extra day off before locking horns with Lebanon a day later at Leigh. 

Jamaica: Golding, B Jones-Bishop, Agoro, Johnson, Ogden, Young, Woodburn-Hall, Rush, Brown, Wallace, Bailey, Lawrence, Golding, Andrade.

Interchanges: Tomlinson, A Jones-Bishop (Cornwall), Ho, Peltier.

Ireland: Meyler, L Senior, Chamberlain, T King, I Senior, Keyes, Keary, G King, Halton, Bentley, Jolliffe, Cook, Byrne.

Interchanges: McDonnell, Rushton, O’Hagan, Hasson.

Referee: Benjamin Casty (France)

Attendance: 6,320