Cornwall RLFC


Match Preview – London Skolars (a)

July 7, 2023

Cornwall RLFC travel to the capital today to face current Betfred League 1 basement dwellers London Skolars.

Ahead of this Betfred League 1 Round 16 clash against Joe Mbu’s side, here is all your essential pre-match information.

Squad Selection

Cornwall RLFC have named their 21-man squad for tomorrow’s (Saturday) Betfred League 1 clash away to current basement dwellers London Skolars.

In a repeat or revenge fixture, the Choughs will be looking for an historical first ever league double after defeating the capital outfit 35-10 at the Memorial Ground in March.

For London, they will be looking to avenge that reverse here in the Duchy and in doing so, pick up a first win of 2023.

All six of head coach Mike Abbott’s new signings make the travelling party. Ewan Badham, Morgan Punchard and Callum Abbott have made permanent moves to the Mem, while Jaden Barraclough, Sean Croston and Nathan Newbound all join on season-long loans.

Cornishman George Mitchell has recovered from a hamstring injury while Adam Rusling has shaken off an ankle knock.

After carrying injuries before Cornwall’s recent mini-break, David Weetman, Nathan Cullen and Luke Collins are all back to 100 per cent.

However, Harry Aaronson and Josh Hartshorne are both unavailable while Jack Ray remains on the sidelines as he returns to full fitness.

Cornwall Squad:

Our Opposition:

Here is the London Skolars squad for today’s game:

We’ve Met Before:

26/03/23 – Cornwall 35 London Skolars 10 (L1 R4)

30/07/22 – London Skolars 46 Cornwall 6 (L1 R17)

04/06/22 – Cornwall 20 London Skolars 24 (L1 R10)

From the dugouts:

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

Match Officials:

Four officials have been appointed for Sunday’s game:

Referee: Matthew Lynn

Touch judges: Daniel Krout & James Collins

Reserve referee: Connor Griffiths

Principal or Alternate?

Away from home, we will be wearing our alternate kit

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


Tickets are available for today’s game

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Follow the Match:

In game updates will be broadcast via BBC Radio Cornwall via Gareth Davies.

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.