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Loganair Squad Announcement For Midlands Clash

May 10, 2024

Cornwall RLFC head coach Mike Abbott has named his 21-man squad for Sunday’s Betfred League 1 round 16 clash away to Midlands Hurricanes.

The two sides met at the Memorial Ground last month, with Mark Dunning’s Hurricanes picking up a comfortable victory.

But Cornwall have been much improved since and in matches against Workington Town and Rochdale Hornets, with the Choughs’ endeavours not reflected on the scoreboard.

Morgan Punchard was sent off in the Rochdale reverse, but his suspension does not begin until next week, meaning he is available for Cornwall’s first ever visit to the main Alexander Stadium.

However, Punchard’s inclusion is tempered by injury and unavailability to pack pair Kaine Dimech and Harry Boots.

Recent loan signing from Rochdale AJ Boardman is included, but Courage Mkuhlani can’t play against is parent club. Also in the front row, there is a return for Josh Hartshorne, who could make his first appearance since the Challenge Cup clash with York Acorn back in February.

Tom Ashton, who missed out against Rochdale with a virus, is back in contention for this round 16 clash, which has been brought forward by the Hurricanes from its original staging in July.

Cornwall (from): Aaronson, C Abbott, Ashton, Bannister, Black, Boardman, Brown, Collins, Conroy, Cullen, Hartshorne, Lloyd, Mitchell, Nichol, Punchard , Rhodes, Rusling, Simpson, Small, Trerise, Weetman