Cornwall RLFC


Match Preview – North Wales (a)

July 28, 2023

Cornwall RLFC travel across the border for the first time this season with the clash against North Wales taking place at Rhyl RFC.

Ahead of this Betfred League 1 Round 19 clash against the Crusaders, here is all your essential pre-match information.

Squad Selection

Cornwall RLFC head coach Mike Abbott has named his 21-man squad for Sunday’s Betfred League 1 clash against North Wales Crusaders.

The round 19 match will take place at Rhyl RFC opposed to the Crusaders’ usual home base Stadium Erias, which is in Colwyn Bay.

New signing Mackenzie Scurr, who joined the Choughs on loan from Championship side Bradford Bulls earlier today, goes straight in the travelling party.

There is also a return to the squad for prop Harry Boots who has recovered from a knee problem picked up in the 28-8 win over Midlands Hurricanes.

However, the Welshman’s return is tempered by the absence of Josh Hartshorne who suffered a concussion injury against Workington Town last time out. Under the return to play protocols, Hartshorne is not eligible for selection.

“Harry Boots is back in and will figure at some point because of Josh Harsthorne missing out under the concussion protocols,” Abbott told

“Other than that, we have come through the Workington game and training this week pretty well. It is the business end of the season and we’re in good shape with Mackenzie Scurr’s arrival helping us strengthen up out wide, an area we are a little bit short in.”

Cornwall Squad:

Our Opposition:

North Wales Crusaders haven’t declared their squad on social media yet, but it has been submitted to the Rugby Football League, before Friday’s 12.00pm deadline.

The Crusaders have named just 20 players and they are: Owain Abel, Jack Holmes, Cole Oakley, Rob Massam, Brad Billsborough, Callum Hazzard, Jordan Andrade, Alex Eckley, Matt Fketcher, Kieran Taylor, Chris Barratt, Paul Nash, patrick Rainford, Ryan Ellis, Tom Whitehead, Taylor Pemberton, Carl Forster, Leon Hayes, Connor Wrench, Jacob Bloxham.

We’ve Met Before:

02/04/22 – North Wales Crusaders 62 Cornwall 22 (L1 R2)

07/08/22 – Cornwall 12 North Wales Crusaders 36 (L1 R18)

28/05/23 – Cornwall 10 North Wales Crusaders 42 (L1 R10)

From the Sheds:

Cornwall head coach Mike Abbott sat down with the club’s media team to preview Sunday’s game.

Match Officials:

Four officials have been appointed for Sunday’s game.

Referee: Freddie Lincoln

Touch judges: Innes Arnold & Cameron Charnock

Reserve referee: Jordan Unsworth

Principal or Alternate?

For a second match in succession, we will take to the field in our alternate kit.

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Adults: £12

Concessions: £10

Under-16s: £3

Hospitality: £30

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Follow the Match:

As it is an away game, there is no coverage from BBC Radio Cornwall.

The game is not being streamed on any other platform. If you see a link advertising the game on social media, please ignore, it’s a scam.

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