Cornwall RLFC


Match Preview – Midlands Hurricanes (h)

July 15, 2023

Cornwall RLFC host Midlands Hurricanes as Betfred League 1 in 2023 moves to its 17th round.

Ahead of this eagerly anticipated clash against Mark Dunning’s Hurricanes, here is all you need to know about both sides pre-game. .

Squad Selection

Cornwall RLFC head coach Mike Abbott has named is 21-man squad for Sunday’s home Betfred League 1 clash against Midlands Hurricanes – 1.00pm.

The Mem chief hands a recall to Coby Nichol after the former Bradford Bulls man served a two match suspension and sat out the recent games against Hunslet and London Skolars.

There is also a place in the Choughs’ matchday party for Nick Slaney and he takes the place of Errol Carter who misses out altogether. Winger Slaney’s solitary appearance for Cornwall this season came in the reverse fixture against Midlands back in February.

Abbott is boosted with Decarlo Trerise and Cameron Brown recovering from a sickness bug which ruled them both out of the history-making win over London Skolars last time out.

Nathan Cullen was forced off late in the piece at the New River Stadium with a groin issue but he has come through training and is 100 per cent fit.

Cornwall’s only doubt is Tom Ashton who left the field in the capital after 35 minutes with a shoulder knock.

“We’ll give Tom until the last minute to see if he can pull through and do a job because he’s been big for us this year,” Abbott told

“Dec has ran well this week and Cam Brown has too while Nathan Cullen, who came off at the back end of the (London Skolars) game has fixed up well.”

Cornwall Squad:

Our Opposition:

Here is the Midlands Hurricanes squad for tomorrow’s game.

We’ve Met Before:

19/02/23 – Midlands Hurricanes 40 Cornwall 6 (L1 R1)

04/09/22 – Midlands Hurricanes 42 Cornwall 26 (L1 R22) – at Portway

10/04/22 – Cornwall 14 Midlands Hurricanes 60 (L1 R3)

From the dugouts:

Head coach Mike Abbott has been speaking to the club’s media team to preview the Choughs’ home match against the Hurricanes.

Match Officials:

Four officials have been appointed for Sunday’s game:

Referee: Luke Bland

Touch judges: Rob Aspee & Mason Aspee

Reserve referee: Alex McDonald

Principal or Alternate?

Back on home soil and its a return to black for the Choughs tomorrow.

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Follow the Match:

In game updates will be broadcast via BBC Radio Cornwall via Matt Allen.

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