The National Leagues may have finished for the season, but rugby is still being played! On Saturday 20 May, Kent took a trip to Camborne to play Cornwall in the Bill Beaumont Cup semi final. In a tightly fought contest that saw the lead change hands multiple times, Kent emerged victorious, beating Cornwall 31-34 in their first ever win on Cornish soil, which means Kent will play Lancashire in the final at Twickenham on Sunday.
The County Championship is England’s oldest domestic competition, having been inaugurated in 1889, and restructured into three divisions in 2007, and it will be the first time Kent have reached the final of the top tier of rugby union’s County Championship since 1986.
Congratulations to the four Club players who were part of this team (Tom Stradwick, Alex Witchell, George Daly and Jake Hennessey), and the two others who have been representing the County in games leading up to this one (Archie Holland and Andy Denham). The match report, written by Graham Cox, is on the Kent website.
If you can make it Twickenham on Sunday and would like to cheer on the boys, please do go along. But if you’re missing rugby and would like join us at Well Hall on Saturday to watch the Premiership Final (Saracens v Sale) on the TVs, the bar will be open – KO 15:00.
#kentrugby @kentrugby #billbeaumontcup #premiershiprugby #rugbyontv