The 2019/20 rugby season gets underway this weekend with matches up and down the regional leagues.

Falmouth and Penryn are placed in the same division for the first time in three years following the latter's title-winning Cornwall/Devon League campaign last season, with both teams to compete in the Western Counties West this year.

Penryn emerged victorious from their three-way title tussle with Honiton and Bude to clinch the crown by just three points from the former, winning 22 of their 26 games along the way.

Falmouth also have reason to enter the new campaign in buoyant mood after recording their highest-ever league finish of seventh in Western Counties last term, winning 12 of their 26 matches.

The Eagles, who have added a few players to their ranks this summer, including front row Joe Martin and utility back row Joe Skuse, begin their campaign at home to Tiverton on Saturday.

Falmouth were beaten 39-22 at the Devonians in the penultimate game of last season, but won the home fixture 22-3 in December and were also victorious in the same fixture in 2017/18.

The Borough also enjoy home comforts on Saturday as they begin life back in Western Counties West against Saltash. The match will offer a chance of revenge for Penryn, who suffered an agonising 22-25 defeat at home to Saltash, which proved crucial as the Ashes pipped them to promotion.

Penryn have added six players to their side, while Marek Churcher and Gareth Tedstone have bolstered the coaching staff.