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‘PopUP Rugby’ is a new concept from New Zealand which is being introduced to Cornwall.
The inaugural event takes place at Penryn RFC this Wednesday 13th March (ko 6.45pm).
On Wednesday it will be a game of 4 x 15 minutes quarters for lads under 20. The competing teams are ‘Chiverton Casuals’ (St. Agnes, Perranporth, Newquay & Others) and ‘Ponsharden Penguins’ (Penryn/Falmouth & Others).
The rules for PopUP Rugby can change between Challenges – so, if Ponsharden Penguins are successful they set the rules next time. The rules cover (1) Sex of players, (2) Age Group, (3) Length of Game, (4) Time/Place. Next time, just for example, it could be Women’s over 35 to be played on a Tuesday afternoon.
If you want to play, even if you belong to a different club (Pirates/Hayle/Redruth or whoever), then no worries – just contact the two team managers. They are Dave Levick for Ponsharden Penguins – m 07932 714381 email [email protected] and Giles Hirst (Chiverton Casuals) – m 07968 117160 [email protected]
Colin Groves, Chairman of Waikato Rugby in New Zealand and a Director of the Cornish Pirates, has commented:
The aim is that this is all fun and freestyle! Players will get moved around between teams, plus there will be a Cup, Medals, T-Shirts and Bounty.
Entry is via Gold-Coin (ie £1 or £2 – whatever you have) and the monies collected will go to rugby’s Wooden Spoon charity.
Bolingey Barbarians raised the excellent sum of £787-04 on the day
A second match day collection of the season took place in support of the Sport Cornwall Foundation
Ahead of their final game in 2019, Cornish Pirates’ players, coaches and backroom personnel were guests at the Logan Rock Inn, courtesy of Anita George.