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RUGBY LEAGUE: Rebels' co-founder says Cornish are loving the sport
RUGBY league is truly being put on Cornwall's map after the sole side from the county won another trophy.
This was the message from Cornish Rebels chairman and co-founder John Beach after the side retained their South West Challenge Cup title on Saturday.
The sport may not have the same following around the Duchy as the union version does, but Beach feels the support will keep going up as the Rebels win more trophies.
He said: "Cornwall is a rugby county at the end of the day.
"It may be a different type of rugby but the skill sets are similar and transfer well and the lads playing for us have really bought into it.
"We had a few people travelling down to support us for the final which was great and we are getting crowds at our home games so it is definitely on the up."
Beach also believed the Rebels should have come away with a bigger victory.
"I thought we dominated the first half," he said.
"We made a few mistakes but we came out fighting in the second half fighting and it saw us over the line in the end.”