Falmouth RFC will welcome rivals Penryn RFC to the Rec on Saturday for the first time in a competitive fixture since the 2016/17 season.

While the teams play their annual Boxing Day fixture each season, drawing 19-19 at Falmouth last year, Saturday's game will be the first time the teams have met in the league since January 21, 2017.

The Eagles defeated the Borough 24-6 on their own turf that day on their way to winning the Cornwall/Devon League title that year, scoring 112 league points and a whopping 1004 game points along the way.

Falmouth's Tom Edmonds and Penryn's Mitchell Vague exchanged penalties to make it 3-3 at the break, before Ben Ackner went over under the posts for the Eagles' first try, with Edmonds kicking the extras.

Vague and Edmonds added another penalty apiece before Matt Brewer dotted down to make it 18-6, with Edmonds kicking a further two penalties to seal victory.

It was a tighter game when the teams had met three months earlier at the Rec, with Falmouth edging a 13-10 win in front of their own fans.

Falmouth went into the game on October 1, 2016 as league leaders, where they would remain for the rest of the campaign, while Penryn were just two points behind.

Edmonds opened the scoring with an early unconverted try before Justyn Irons extended the lead to eight with a penalty.

Penryn's Matt Horton replied with a penalty, but Dave Jones opened up a ten-point gap with a try in the corner.

But the Borough hit back thanks to a penalty try, converted by Horton, but the full-back saw a kick to tie up the scores go agonisingly wide.

That game was the first time the teams had met in the league for eight years, with Penryn spending the previous eight seasons in Western Counties West after being promoted in 2009.

They won both derby games comfortably that year, winning 60-8 at home on April 4, 2009, and 50-3 at Falmouth on December 6, 2008 on their way to the Cornwall/Devon crown.