Cornwall to play for Celtic Shield in their first match

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Cornwall will have more than two points to play for in their first ever competitive match on Sunday, as the newly created Celtic Shield will also be on offer.

The shield will be competed for between Cornwall, North Wales and West Wales. The cup will be up for grabs during games between the three teams.

The first match of the Celtic Shield will be Saturday’s clash between North Wales and Cornwall in Colwyn Bay. The winners will hold onto the cup until the next time they play a Celtic Cup side.

For both sides, their next matches in the cup would be against West Wales. Should North Wales win on Saturday, they will defend the cup on 30th April.

Meanwhile, if Cornwall win, they will defend it on 15th May, when West Wales make the trip south to Penryn.

Eric Perez praises Celtic Shield as “fantastic initiative.”

Cornwall chairman Eric Perez told the club website: “The Celtic Shield is a fantastic initiative between the Celtic clubs of the Rugby Football League.

This new challenge shield will help to create a rivalry and camaraderie between the three clubs. Cornwall RLFC, North Wales Crusaders and West Wales Raiders.

“We look forward to the first match on Saturday in Colwyn Bay against North Wales. And some hard fought competition for years to come.”

North Wales chairman Andy Moulesdale added:“League 1 is as diverse as it’s ever been, with clubs spread out across the United Kingdom helping develop the sport.

“With that in mind, it’s fantastic to be competing for the Celtic Shield alongside Cornwall and West Wales Raiders.

“We’ve had a lot of interest in Saturday’s match in Colwyn Bay. We hope the Celtic Shield gives rugby league fans far and wide another reason to pop over to the North Wales coast.”

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