The rugby season returned with teams having largely unaffected Covid seasons so far.

Falmouth Eagles announced they had a change in staff ahead of the new Tribute Western Counties West season and appointed Josh Lord as their new Head Coach, replacing the long standing Graham Whitmore who had opted to take a step back from his role.

The new season got off to a flyer for Falmouth as they beat Tiverton 19-3 at the Recreation Ground with Rory Pugh, Tom Spiller and Jonny Wood scoring the tries on the day, with Spiller notching a number of successful kicks.

However, that was where Falmouth's season peaked as a whirlwind of defeats saw them tumble down the table. In fact Falmouth's only other win this season came when they defeated bottom-placed Honiton, who haven't won a game this season 59-29.

A home hammering from local rivals Penryn and a defeat on the road to Truro will only rub salt into the Falmouth wounds as they will look to have a strong second half of the season if they are to stay in the division.

Penryn RFC are the oldest rugby club in Cornwall and this season are celebrating their 125th year. The Borough have been steadily progressing up the table, and Falmouth's lowlight will be Penryn's highlight as they defeated their rivals 71-7 in December as well as taking the Blue Flame Cup in the annual Boxing Day clash against Falmouth, winning 40-5 on that occasion.

The Cornish Pirates had a successful start to their season in the RFU Championship but two postponed matches have seen them slip away from the top. Festive fixtures against Ampthill and Hartpury which will be rescheduled have but the brakes on Pirates title charge, although they trail by just two points with two games in hand.

Defeated on just two occasions so far, if this form is mirrored in the second half of the season it could be one to remember for Pirates fans.

Redruth RFC really are flying at the top of the National League South Two. They have won their last three games and sit at the top of the table, two points clear of second-placed Clifton, and like the Pirates have just two defeats on their record for the season.

In November, it was revealed that Cornwall would have it's first every professional rugby league side with the formation Cornwall RLFC. The team will be joining Betfred League One for the 2022 campaign and will play their games at Penryn's Memorial Ground.

The side want to base the foundations of their squad on predominantly Cornish talent, but their marquee signing has a wealth of experience on his CV. Fans will have been rubbing their hands with glee when it was announced that Anthony Mullally former Super League winner would be part of the side as well as former player and coach Neil Kelly.