‘We’re not here to take part’- Cornwall forward ahead of League 1 opener

Paul Bolger Cornwall
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Cornwall forward Paul Bolger has said the club are not just there to take part in League 1 this season, ahead of their season opener against North Wales.

League 1’s newest side will take the field for the first time on Saturday Evening, as they make the trip to Colwyn Bay.

The Crusaders already have five competitive games under their belt so far in 2022. Anthony Murray’s side have played four Challenge Cup matches and one league match. On the other hand, Cornwall are yet to play so far this season.

However, Bolger said there was a real confidence among the squad going into the game, and that they were eager to show what they had trained.

He told Love Rugby League: “There’s a belief that we can really turn some heads and shock some people this season, starting Saturday.

Although we’re disadvantaged in the sense, we didn’t have any preseason games. So we’ve been really ripping into each other for the past couple weeks, and the boys are ready for it.

“All the boys are really putting in the effort. We finally get to show what we’ve been working on on Saturday.”

Cornwall “not just tick in the box for expansion”

“We’re not here to take part. I’ll say that much,” Bolger added.

“We’re not just going to be a tick in the box for rugby league expansion. We’re really going to show what we can do, how we’re going to push everyone. Where we’re finishing in the tables are irrelevant to me.

“I just want to play the best footy I can and I know there’s a lot of guys that will do the same. And if we all just do our jobs we give 100% The results will take care of itself.”

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