Cornwall RLFC promise to sign “at least 10” local players

Cornwall RLFC

The new Cornwall RLFC says it will offer “at least 10 paid contracts” to Cornish or Cornwall-based players for the 2022 season.

Rugby league’s newest professional club faces a race against time to recruit a squad for the new League 1 season.

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While several players have expressed an interest in relocating to the south west, recruiting local players is high on the club’s agenda.

The club has revealed it will hold trials for local players in December at its home ground in Penryn.

Local players

A statement said: “Cornwall RLFC are now ready to assemble our first official squad.

“As part of our clubs’ Cornwall first policy, we want to ensure that the bulk of our squad is made up of Cornish athletes.

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“Rugby League is one of the toughest, most exciting sports on the planet.

“It requires strength, skill, bravery, and athleticism. Cornwall RLFC believe these are qualities Cornish athletes have in abundance.

“Cornwall RLFC want the best athletes in the Duchy representing us in Betfred League 1 next season.

“Fancy playing Rugby League for Cornwall? Do you want to wear the hallowed black and gold? This is your chance.

The club is committed to offering at least 10 paid contracts to Cornish or Cornwall-based athletes for the 2022 season.”

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No players have yet been confirmed by Cornwall, who are still ironing out some logistics requirements with fellow League 1 clubs.

Veteran Samoan utility back Misi Taulapapa mischievously responded to our tweet on Cornwall earlier this week to hint at his interest.

He has spent the last three seasons in League 1 with Newcastle Thunder and Doncaster.

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