After an August bank holiday, Cornwall likes to
send the rest of England back home after the best beaches, the best entertainment and the best food
and drink, with a big smile on their faces But these boys haven’t read the Cornish hospitality manual as they aim to send their English visitors back
home with nothing but aches and pains. That’s right: rugby has come home to Hellfire once again as Redruth take on Shelford in the first National League fixture of the season Every player in Redruth’s starting 15 played Colts rugby in Cornwall and have played
for the county, 8 of which came through Redruth’s own talent factory. They welcome back Captain Fantastic Craig Bonds after a season in a coach’s hoodie, whilst the departure of Mark Bright gives Tom Duncan the
chance to claim the Cornish Kiwi’s No. 8 spot. Nick Simmons plays in his only competitive fixture before going travelling in Australia for a
year, whilst new boys Semmens and Williams wait their turn on the bench. Shelford meanwhile are hoping to improve on their relegation dogfight last year under the
influence of fly half Harry Owens, fresh from Barking’s epic campaign last season.