Everyone connected with Cornwall RFU and the wider Cornish rugby family will wish to join us in wishing former Cornwall captain Graham Bate a very happy 80th Birthday.
We were contacted by Graham’s family, who were looking to put together some of Graham’s rugby memories ahead of the big day, but couldn’t locate his county cap.
Graham, who played for Penryn and Falmouth and was an England trialist, played on 64 occasions for Cornwall, famously captaining the side in the 1969 County Final lost to Lancashire at Redruth.
The CRFU were happy to oblige and furnish the family with brand new cap to mark the occasion.
By all accounts a great day was had by Graham, his family and many rugby friends.