Cornwall RLFC


Match Preview – Dewsbury (h)

June 10, 2023

Cornwall RLFC welcome table toppers Dewsbury Rams to the Mem for a first ever meeting between the two sides.

Ahead of this Betfred League 1 Round 12 clash against the West Yorkshire outfit, here is all your essential pre-match information.

Squad Selection

Cornwall RLFC head coach Mike Abbott has announced his 21-man squad for Sunday’s Betfred League 1 match at home to Dewsbury Rams – 1.00pm.

Last weekend’s long trip to Workington Town took its toll on Cornwall in terms of injuries and that has prompted Abbott to sign Jaden Barraclough and Morgan Punchard on loan.

Adam Rusling and Luke Collins were only fit enough for the interchange bench at Derwent Park and are rated as touch and go for the visit of Dewsbury.

Both are named in the pre-game squad although there is no place for Nathan Cullen. The former Hull Kingston Rovers back-rower misses out with tonsillitis.

George Mitchell continues to make good progress as he recovers from a hamstring injury while there is a recall for prop Paul Bolger after he turned out for University of Gloucestershire Old Boys last weekend.

Despite all the injury problems, Cornwall have been handed a huge boost with the return of front rowers Josh Hartshorne and Ieuan Badham. 

Hartshorne has been unavailable since the Choughs’ victory over London Skolars on March 25 while Badham’s last playing involvement came in the away loss to Sunday’s opponents Dewsbury in mid-April.

Cornwall Squad:

Our Opposition:

Here is the Dewsbury squad that will make the trip to Cornwall for tomorrow’s game:

We’ve Met Before:

16/04/23 – Dewsbury Rams 78 Cornwall RLFC 10 (L1 R6)

From the dugouts:

Head coach Mike Abbott has been speaking to the club’s media team to preview the Rams’ visit to the Mem.

Meanwhile, Dewsbury chief Liam Finn has been speaking to the local press about his side’s first ever trip to the Duchy:

Match Officials:

Four officials have been appointed for Sunday’s game:

Referee: Will Gilder

Touch judges: Martin Hawkes & Phil Johnson

Reserve referee: Joe Thomas

Principal or Alternate?

On home soil for the first time this month, Cornwall will wear 2023’s principal shirt against Dewsbury Rams.

Our home kit can be ordered from Whirlwind Sports – Click Here


Tickets are available at a discounted rate in advance of tomorrow’s match. On the day prices rise and are also listed below.

Buy now to take advantage of our offer of FREE under-16 advance tickets.

Seated: £15 (£18 on the day)
Adult Standing: £10 (£12 on the day)
Under-16s standing: FREE (£6 on the day)
Under-5s standing: FREE

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Follow the Match:

In game updates will be broadcast via BBC Radio Cornwall’s rugby league correspondent Matt Allen.

You can listen to the updates via FM: 95.2 and 103.9, DAB and via BBC Sounds – Click here to listen via BBC Sounds

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There will be regular updates across our social media channels and official website before, during and after the match.