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Cornwall Duo Help Coaching of Naval Trainees

June 22, 2022

Jack Ray (left) and Josh Tora (right) – Patrick Tod

Cornwall stars Josh Tora and Jack Ray have been helping pass on their rugby league knowledge to phase two Royal Navy trainees.

Along with playing for the Choughs, both Tora and Ray are serving naval personnel who are based at Royal Navy Air Station Culdrose.

Both players have pulled on the famous blue and white hooped jersey’s of the Royal Navy rugby league team previously with Ray representing the ‘Brothers’ earlier this year. 

Helping western region sports and development officer Steve Penberthy, the basics of rugby league were introduced to 12 trainees, by Tora and Ray.

The trainees were taught how to play the ball correctly as well as passing and tackling techniques. The session, which took place at Culdrose, finished with a touch and pass drill.

“It was a good opportunity to spread the rugby league word in the Duchy,” Tora told

“The trainees now know that there is a professional rugby league team here in Cornwall and both Jack and I are evidence that you can serve in the Navy and play sport too.

“We told the trainees that took part that if you are good enough or show potential, you must come down to Penryn and get involved with Cornwall.

“And some of those that took part, who had predominantly played rugby union in the north of England, said that they were keen to learn more and hopefully take up the game in the future.”