On Air Now Overnights
Listen Live

Cornwall Re-Sign Pack Pair

Image credit: Cornwall Sports Media

Cornwall RLFC are delighted to announce that Luke Collins and Josh Hartshorne have signed new contracts with the club.

Collins, a hooker by trade, will pull on black and gold for a third campaign after first appearing in a Cornwall shirt part way through the club’s maiden campaign. He made a handful of appearances in League 1, but last season, 2023, was without doubt Collins’ breakthrough year at the Memorial Ground. A virtual ever-present, his all-action style made him a firm favourite on the terraces and he scored a first Cornwall try in the 30-14 win away to London Skolars in July. “I had a bit of interest from elsewhere, but the fact we managed to retain the bulk of last year’s squad, coupled with the results we had towards the end of 2023, it was the right decision to come back,” Collins told cornwallrlfc.co.uk. “It was great to get those wins last year and certainly the best time I had in a Cornwall jersey. As players, we all got on the same page and we all knew our jobs. “We started to click and did really well and this season the sky is the limit for us. “There are no expectations from within the group, nor are there limitations either. We just take things one week at a time and if we continue to click, and carry on from where we were last year, we can have another good season.” Meanwhile, Hartshorne was one of the club’s stand-out performers in Cornwall’s first professional season as he picked up both the Players’ Player and Player of the Year awards. Previously, he had played for National Conference League side Thornhill Trojans, but excelled when in a Cornwall shirt playing in League 1. Last season, Hartshorne’s game time was limited to just a handful of appearances at the beginning and end of the campaign. However, he played a lead hand in Cornwall’s history-making 18-12 win over Rochdale Hornets on the final day of last term, and he will be looking to continue that form into 2024. “I am really pleased to be back with Cornwall for what should be another really productive and progressive season for the club. “We produced some really good stuff at the back end of the season and I was really proud to be involved, especially the Rochdale game. “It was a really special day for the club and I hope that we have plenty more of those together, as a group in this new season. “We start on Saturday with a really tough game against York Acorn. I know from my days at Thornhill that they will be bang up for it and fancy their chances. “But we know what we are capable of and I am sure that it will be a fantastic occasion, just like the Challenge Cup game against Mayfield was for us last year.”

More from Sport

  • Penryn ladies leading the way in showcasing female coaching talent

    Penryn Rugby Football Club this week announced a brand new, all female, coaching team for their growing ladies section, showing their commitment to promoting and developing the female talent there is within the sport in the county. Donna Darby has been appointed as Head Coach next season and will be supported by assistant player coach Bexx O’Reilly, in the first all female senior coaching team in the Clubs history.

  • Support Converts for St. Ives Rugby

    A club which has been at the heart of the St Ives community for decades is celebrating the support it has received this season.

  • Pirates Keen to Put Up a Good Performance

    About to play their penultimate league game of the season at home against Hartpury on Saturday (ko 2.30pm), the Cornish Pirates are keen to keen to put up a good performance in this fifth versus seventh RFU Championship round 21 clash.

Weather

  • Wed

    12°C

  • Thu

    13°C

  • Fri

    11°C

  • Sat

    12°C

  • Sun

    12°C

Schedule

  • Overnights

    Midnight - 6:00am

    Great music, great memories all through the night

  • The Big Cornish Breakfast with Josh and Laura

    6:00am - 10:00am

    Join Josh and Laura every weekday between 6-10 for all your breakfast fun plus local news updates and the latest on the roads!

  • The Retro Power Hour

    10:00am - 11:00am

    Join Mark for an hour of your classic retro hits!