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  1. On 10/05/2020 at 00:34, RL does what Sky says said:

    I have been looking back through old posts on this forum and came across this one from 2013.

    It appears all went well until midway through last year ...


    The Rebels are still going strong, just not competing at Open Age at the moment. We have some big news coming soon so please keep and eye on our Facebook page 

    Hope your all keeping safe and well up in Oldham ??

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  2. Just now, Oliver Clothesoff said:

    As a Saints fan, how did the link happen and what do Saints do for you?

    We where put in contact with the guys at Saints Foundation by a Saints fan who has a holiday home in Cornwall, after a visit and couple of phone calls we created a community development partnership. 

    The foundation support all our schools and junior activity and send coaches down throughout the year when we host development days and schools competitions. They have also helped us to educate coaches to be able to deliver Rugby League sessions.

    Rugby League is now the main Rugby Competition on the Cornwall School Games at Primary level with around 250 schools taking part each year. At secondary level we have around 12 schools who regularly attend our development days from years 7 to 9. In time we hope to create our own juniors with satellite clubs across the county all under the Rebels umbrella. 

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  3. On 20/11/2019 at 17:25, yipyee said:

    Cornwall is similar to Scotland...

    both were a different country with a different language.

    Both now speak English as their main language, 

    Both have a seperate flag

    Both are ruled from Westminster

    Both have seperation movements 

    Both are rubbish at rugby league


    Cornish Rebels only team in the South West to win the league 3 seasons in the bounce and 2 where league and cup double seasons. 


    Compared to heartlands clubs yeah we probably are rubbish but weve rolled Rugby league out to over 250 schools working in partnership with St Helen's over the last 5 years, so I'd say we are better than Scotland haha

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  4. On 25/11/2019 at 22:35, tiffers said:

    So without further ado...

    Truro, Cornwall. Known as the Cornish Marauders RLFC. Will play in the Cornish colours of black with a gold & white cross - think England RL shirt.

    Main sponsor will be Cornish Rattler, 7% local cyder that gets you from A to B very efficiently, delivering a cracking hangover the next day.

    To play at the "Stadium for Cornwall" when completed (8k expected), prior to that will share Truro FC's home ground Treyew Rd, cap. 3,200. Should meet SL standards.

    Marquee player would be Martin Taupau, he fancies swapping Manly beach for Fistral beach. I didn't fancy Zak Hardaker with alcohol at that strength around the joint...

    Cornish Rebels established in 2013 who play in Black and Gold, sponsored by Doom Bar, and have an agreement to play in the Stadium for Cornwall once its built, already exists ?

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  5. On 1/9/2019 at 11:27 AM, DoubleD said:

    A step back in the right direction, glad Devon have been allowed back in the Fold. The game is too small for people to cut off their nose to spite their face. 

    The work you’re doing in the community is fantastic and should be lauded, how much support do Saints and RFL provide? 250 schools is a huge number, how many people do you think you’ll engage and is there a plan to divert them to community clubs thereafter?

     I get the distance point, but if there’s only ever a 2-3 month season it’s really not going to foster commitment or loyalty, let alone actually assist players development and skill level. You probably need that youth development to come through to be able to push a longer season, unless one of the clubs took the step up to the Southern Conference.

    Nobody was cutting their nose off to spite there face, it's a matter of attitude, one party shouted loud the others didn't because it wasn't in the best interests of the sport. 

    St Helens have provided lots of coach education to our development team and through CPDs to the teachers of the primary and secondary schools in Cornwall. They provide lost of support and we run a number of festival days through the year with the support of the saints Community team. The last 3 years over 150 secondary students have attended each of our festivals and all gone home with Saints goodies after a great morning of skills training and afternoon of games. 

    The RFL also support our work through Primary Rugby League and England Talent Pathway, and are regularly in attendance at our festivals and development days. 

    We are hoping to divert the secondary kids to the Rebels where we will split into East and West of the County with a 3 game origin series planned for U16s hopefully this summer. 

    I totally agree that a 3 month season won't ever help build the sport but the club's outside of the heartlands need to be focusing on developing their own players rather than using union players. So if we have to have a 3 month season for the next 3-6 years while our youngsters come through so be it, but it's better to build with a plan than expand and there being nothing underneath an open age team, which is unfortunately often the case. 

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  6. 4 minutes ago, DoubleD said:

    Good news but very short season!!!

    True but some of these clubs haven't played more than a handful of games for the last two seasons, so a moree formal structured competition is a step in the right direction.

    The region is only served by A roads and with the huge number of visitors in the summer travel has always and will continue to be an issue. Cornish Rebels to Dorset is 175 miles each way and with holiday traffic can easy take 4hrs.

    There is a huge obsession on this forum of an 8 month season for the southern and regional leagues to be deemed successful, but surely a competitive league increasing participation slowly growing club numbers, whilst clubs like the Cornish Rebels continue to work with St Helens community team and the RFL to deliver rugby league activity to over 250 schools is more of a success than 5-8 open age sides with very little in the way of development, dragging out a season from April to September playing eachother 4 times in the name of expansion! 

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  7. From the South West Rugby League Facebook page 

    ? 2019 UPDATE ? There will be six clubs competing in 2019. Saltash Essayons RL, Dorset County Giants Rugby League, Cornish Rebels RLFC Tarka Storm RL and Teignbridge Trojans RLFC will welcome Devon Sharks RLFC back into the fold after a two year absence. The League competition will comprise of home or away fixtures between the clubs as well as a Magic Weekend and a Grand Finals Day at which all clubs will be involved after the final league table is confirmed. Perhaps the biggest news for many will be the return of the coveted County of Origin clash between Cornwall Rugby League and Devon for the first time since 2015. The one-off game will feature teams comprised from the active clubs and players from within both Counties and they will once again compete for the Martin Roddy MBE trophy. It is expected that fixtures will be confirmed and released by the end of February and the season is anticipated to run from June to the beginning of August.

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  8. On 11/22/2018 at 1:40 PM, Wiltshire Rhino said:

    What I heard today... 


    Confirmed so far are

    All Golds

    Torfean Tigers

    Valley Cougars

    Cardiff Dragons

    Swindon St George 


    To be comfirmed

    West Wales Raiders 2nd Team

    A couple of teams from the Midlands, who my mate couldn't remember



    Bath RL - No reason given 

    Devon Sharks - Didn’t play enough competitive rugby last year

    Cornish Pirates - Travel was too far for clubs

    Saltash - Were not competitive enough in the Harry Jepson


    Also, I've been told, the RFL plan to upload these games onto the Our League app. 

    Interesting because the Cornish Pirates are a Championship Rugby Union team, the Cornish Rebels however expressed interest and took it no further due to their on going RLWC2021 application and expansion of their schools and junior rugby league projects. 

    Along with their continued support of the very fragile South West League it was felt the timing wasn't right for the club.

    I do believe though that the club is laying the foundations for them to take a step up in the near future, by creating their own pathway and developing their own players so they don't continue to have to rely on Union players in their off season. 

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