Penryn and Camborne face each other tonight in Blue Flame Trophy game
7:00am Wednesday 13th March 2013 in Sport
Penryn Saracens and Camborne School of Mines will contest the third annual Blue Flame Challenge Cup at the Memorial Ground tonight (Wednesday), with kickoff at 6.30pm.
The two clubs will be battling it out for the Blue Flame Challenge Cup, a trophy fashioned from Cornish granite and inscribed with the teams’ names.
Penryn have won all three of the two sides’ previous encounters, clawing back a 17 point Camborne lead to win 26-24 in the same fixture last year.
The game kicks off at 6.30pm, with a pre-match buffet for university dignitatries and club members held beforehand at 5pm.
Penryn chairman Robert Stephens said the game was an opportunity to strengthen ties between the club and the School of Mines, whose rugby team plays its games at the Memorial Ground.
“It's basically just something for Penryn as a community to show the students that we're supporting them,” he said.
Entry on the gate is just £1, with all proceeds going towards the Cornwall Air Ambulance.